The 70-member Ashland City Band, directed by Don Bieghler and sponsored by the city of Ashland, will present its annual series of summer concerts in Lithia Park Thursdays beginning June 25.

The 70-member Ashland City Band, directed by Don Bieghler and sponsored by the city of Ashland, will present its annual series of summer concerts in Lithia Park Thursdays beginning June 25.

The concerts will take place at 7:30 p.m. at the Butler Band Shell through early August in the park. The band will play a wide range of musical selections, and each concert begins with a rendition of George Gershwin's "Strike Up the Band" followed by the national anthem. Each program will last about one hour and wind up with one or two Sousa marches.

The band also will lead Ashland's Fourth of July parage and present a concert at the band shell afterward.

The concerts are free. Call 245-9494.