Bay Concert Band kicks off four days of music

The Bay Concert Band performs "The Legacy of the Bounty"

The Bay Concert Band kicked off four days of music last night with a special performance.

The band played the world premiere of a piece that honors a ship lost just last year.

Peter Makaari, the director of the Bay Concert Band said that the piece was commissioned in honor of The Bounty, a tall ship that was lost during superstorm Sandy last year. It is entitled "Legacy of the Bounty" and was composed by Kathryn McMichael.

Music will be a part of the Tall Ships Celebration throughout the weekend.

Friday through Sunday, maritime musicians will perform at both Wenonah and Veterans Memorial Park.