Summer Band conductor to retire at Sunday concert

PORT TOWNSEND — The Port Townsend Summer Band’s season finale will be at 3 p.m. Sunday.

The band will honor retiring conductor Miles Vokurka during the free concert at the gazebo at Chetzemoka Park on Jackson Street.

This concert will be his last. His successor will be announced then, according to the group’s website at

Vokurka took over the baton two years ago, stepping in after the retirement of long-standing conductor Karl Bach.

He will continue with the band as a clarinetist.

All band members are volunteers.

Audience members are urged to bring blankets and picnics for the hour-long concert.

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