Join the Scituate Historical Society for a concert with the Rusty Skipper Band at the Mann House from 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM! Bring a blanket or chair. Popcorn, cotton candy, snocones and drinks will be available for purchase. This concert caps off the Open House that will be taking place that day from 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM at the Mann House and other Scituate Historical Society locations. More details on the Open House can be found here.
About the Rusty Skipper Band:
The Rusty Skipper Band made its debut in 1995 as part of the Cohasset Harborfest, at the enthusiastic suggestion of the late Rev. Ed Atkinson of First Parish in Cohasset. Fourteen adults marched in the parade that first year, and we were a ragtag group. Despite Rev. Atkinson’s sudden death that summer, or perhaps in his honor, the band continued, and since 1996, the Rusty Skipper Band has grown steadily, in
numbers of musicians and performances, as well as in scope and difficulty of music and quality of musicianship. Yet we remain a quintessential community band.
Now comprised of musicians from towns all over the South Shore, the Rusty Skippers play under the direction of Steve Biagini, who donates his time and expertise to this great group. Steve is the recently retired Director of Instrumental Music at Cohasset’s Deer Hill School where the band rehearses weekly.
One of the distinctive features of the band is the varied professional and vocational background of its members, including full-time mothers, a regional bank CEO and president, cabinet maker, lawyer, IT manager, nurse, service station owner, hospital nutritionist, investment manager, and retired and current teachers, physicians, and postal workers.
Although individuals may fret about their ability, the band remains a warm and welcoming organization, where politics, competition and other stresses stay outside the practice room. We simply love to play.
Here is a printable map of all of our sites.
Open House 2023 Dates:
- May 21
- July 9
- August 5 & 6 (Heritage Days)
- September 17
This program sponsored in part by a grant from the Mass Cultural Council, supporting cultural opportunities throughout the Commonwealth.