Built - 1984
The city of Newport is located on the southern tip of the large and beautiful Lake Memphremagog in Vermont's Northeast Kingdom. It is a small city of 5,000 residents who enjoy its wonderful boardwalk which runs along its waterfront and bustling business district.
Newport's impressive bandstand was built in 1984 on the "Causeway" and is the firstone the city has had. It is situated on a large plot of land and has a good number of benches in front of the structure with a lot of grassy area for people to spread out their blankets and enjoy the music of the City of Newport Volunteer Band.
The bandstand was built with public donations and has been widely used for wedding photo opportunities, as well as for wonderful band concerts during the summer months and other community events. Betty Jane Durkee, former mayor and driving force behind the bandstand project, along with Gordon "Bud" Sequin, long time director of the City Band, made the building of the bandstand possible and so have been honored by having the structure named after them due to their many years of community service and caring.
INFORMATION PROVIDED BY:
James Johnson, City Clerk & Treasurer