Gazebo – Bandstand

PLEASE NOTE; ALL DECORATIONS/GARBAGE MUST BE REMOVED. IF HALL BOARD CLEANS UP THERE WILL BE A $50.00 FEE.

By: Sharon McCartney

Orono has always been a Concert town.

The first concert band was established in the early 1800’s.  Then in 1898 Orono Built it’s first Victorian Bandstand. It was used until 1970.

In 1998 an Orono resident, Dave Climenhage,  decided to re-create the Victorian Bandstand. In 2000, the Orono DBIA offered $2500.00 from it’s Main Street Millennium Funding. Within a month over $10,000.00 had been donated, and a beautiful Victorian style Bandstand came into being.

What is unique to Orono’s Bandstand ? The Weathervane is a Trombone. It is a 1940’s Olds Super made and used for over 20 years by Dave Climenhage, then generously donated to the Bandstand.

Information taken from: Reflections of our Village
Victorian Bandstand by: J. Climenghage pg 80 -81

Many wedding services take place in this lovely setting. If you are interested in booking the Bandstand for your service.  Please contact us at info@oronotownhall.ca

When using the Gazebo for a wedding – chairs must be rented. Town Hall chairs cannot be brought over. Please read FAQ page question number 8.

Once the Bandstand was built it was at once used for “The Great Canadian Band Festival” & Canada Day Festivities. Unfortunately the Band festival is no longer going. Many wedding have taken place

 The lovely flagstone walkway  was installed in 2012.

Orono Public Library

Corner of Centerview St. & Church St.