Gazebo On The Green
Built - 1987
Redding, Connecticut's traditional bandstand was built in 1987 on the Redding Town Green which is a long, flat and open area in Redding Center. The structure is situated in the middle of the green and is surrounded by flowers with a benchlocated under an apple tree near the entrance to the Town Office Building. The bandstand is not that large in stature so many band concerts are performed in front of it.
The bandstand was financed by private donations of $21,000 which took three years to raise, and was built by the Republican Women's Club to honor veterans of all wars. The structure is built on a base and can be moved, if needed, in the future. It was built with 8 sides which stands for the 8 wars honored and is a plain structure to match the Town Hall's architecture.
The biggest event held on or in front of the bandstand was the All Veterans Association Fife and Drum Corp which featured music, cannons and speeches. Also many summer Sunday concerts on the Green have taken place in the evening along with Veteran's and Memorial Day ceremonies. A candlelight vigal was also held after September 11, 2001.
INFORMATION SUPPLIED BY:
Katie Rook, President
Republican Women's Club