Hotel Galvez & Spa®, A Wyndham Grand® Hotel, invites guests and residents to celebrate Independence Day with a free concert by the Galveston Community Band in conjunction with the Galveston’s fireworks show on Thursday, July 4. The Galveston Community Band, under the direction of Doyle Neuwiller, is performing from 8:45 p.m. through the conclusion of the fireworks. The 25-minute fireworks show begins at 9:15 p.m. 

The band is performing such favorites as “Stars and Stripes Forever,” “You’re a Grand Old Flag,” God Bless America,” and “Tribute to the Armed Forces.” The public is invited to attend the concert being held in Centennial Green on the west side of the hotel. 

“We are excited to host the Galveston Community Band for this Independence Day concert for a second year,” says Complex General Manager Marty Miles. “Hotel Galvez is such an important part of Galveston and we are proud to offer this opportunity for our guests and residents.” 

The hotel advises those planning on dining at Galvez Bar & Grill to arrive early as tables will fill quickly and are available on a first come, first serve basis.  For more information, call 409.765.7721 and book your room at

About Galveston Community Band
Galveston Community Band, created in 2016 by two longtime musicians Doyle Neuwiller and Jack Sheaffer, welcomes currently active musicians in high school and up as well as former band musicians who haven't played for decades. It is a supportive, friendly playing environment with the goal to enjoy playing and bringing music to the community.  Active membership requires annual dues payments. The band offers student and family discounts and scholarships.

About Hotel Galvez & Spa®
Hotel Galvez & Spa®, A Wyndham Grand® Hotel, is the only historic beachfront hotel on the Texas Gulf Coast. This 224-room, century-old hotel offers 13,000 square feet of meeting space, a 9,763-square-foot spa, fitness center, full-service restaurant, lobby bar, pool with a swim-up bar and Hall of History. The hotel is rated four diamonds by AAA and is owned by the Cynthia and George Mitchell family as part of Mitchell Historic Properties. For reservations, call (409) 765-7721, or visit

About Wyndham Grand
Travel is the best excuse to enjoy the grand things in life. With locations in some of the world’s most sought after vacation destinations - including Shanghai, Istanbul, Doha, Salzburg, and Orlando - Wyndham Grand® hotels transform ordinary moments into unforgettable experiences. Decidedly not stuffy, but approachable by design, this upper-upscale hotel brand helps travelers make every moment count. The brand’s one-of-a-kind family program, Reconnected, a Wyndham Grand Family Experience, challenges kids and parents on vacation to put memories first by doing the seemingly impossible: putting the phone away. Addressing the need for quality time over screen time, Reconnected offers families on vacation the one amenity that really matters: time to simply celebrate being together.

About Galveston Island
Galveston Island is a historic beach town located on the Gulf of Mexico just 50 miles from Houston. The island is best known as a vacation destination, offering 32 miles of beaches, a variety of family attractions, Texas’ premier cruise port and one of the largest and well-preserved concentrations of Victorian architecture in the country. For more information on Galveston Island visit or call 1-888-GAL-ISLE.