Drummer Boy Park
Built - 1994
Brewster is located on the bay side of Cape Cod and is considered to be an historic sea captain's town. The town encompasses around 23 square miles with many acres of beach and marshlands and 24 ponds larger than 10 acres in size. Brewster also boasts award-winning drinking water and two nationally acclaimed 18-hole golf courses along with Nickerson State Park which is a favorite recreation site in the area. Also along the old "King's Highway" you will find bed and breakfast inns, art galleries, craft and antique shops - just about something for everyone!!!
The town has their bandstand in a huge grassy park known as Drummer Boy Park. It was built by volunteer labor as a gift to the town of Brewster from the Board of Trade. The bandstand was "under roof" in time to hold its opening concert during 1994's annual "Brewster in Bloom" celebration.
The structure houses the world-famous Brewster Band who enjoy performing for townspeople and visitors passing down this back road on their way to Martha's Vineyard or Provincetown or countless other parts of the Cape. The bandstand has also seen many wedding ceremonies performed on it over the years which usually runs the newlywed couple a nominal fee of $50 to help defray the cost of the upkeep of the structure.
The style of their bandstand is a traditional one and is handicapped accessible. The cost to the town in 1994 for their bandstand was $15,000 which was collected mainly through contributions. But the actual eye-catching structure in the park and closer to the highway is a large restored windmill which is a definite tourist attraction. Only when you park your car or probably take pictures of the windmill, will you notice the bandstand some distance yonder in the large open field.
INFORMATION SUPPLIED BY:
Meg Maguire, Administrative Secretary