Recognized throughout the country as one of the Midwest’s most historic musical organizations, the DeKalb Municipal Band will hold the 2017 concert season at the Hopkins Park Band Shell, 1403 Sycamore Road, DeKalb. Concerts go on every Tuesday evening, from 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM until August 22nd. Performances include soloists each week and a special “Pops Concert” and fireworks show on the Fourth of July as well as other special featured events.
The DeKalb Municipal Band is a tradition that goes back to 1854, when a small group of musicians fresh from the California Gold Rush formed the Silver Cornet Band. Since then, a City Band in DeKalb has existed for 155 years, uninterrupted by wars, and a depression. With such a record, DeKalb claims to be the city with the oldest continuous band in Illinois!
Come early, bring a blanket or chairs and bring a picnic dinner! All concerts throughout the summer are FREE! DeKalb Park District Special Events Page
|June 14th||Tues||8pm||Opening Night!||Zach Harris|
|June 20th||Tues||8pm||A Tribute to Broadway and the Movies||Mark Robinson|
|June 27th||Tues||8pm||TBA||Jill McCormick|
|July 4th||Tues||8pm||A Star Spangled Spectacular||Maureen Christine|
|July 11th||Tues||8pm||TBA||Gregor King|
|July 18th||Tues||8pm||TBA||Barb McCaskey|
|July 25th||Tues||8pm||Special Children’s Concert||Terri Crain-Goodman|
|August 1st||Tues||8pm||TBA||Christine Monteiro|
|August 6th||Sun||2:30pm||Ice Cream Social @ Ellwood House||Marybeth Kurnat|
|August 8th||Tues||8pm||TBA||Mike Williamson|
|August 15th||Tues||8pm||A Stargazing Event||Karen Manley-Kahler|
|August 22nd||Tues||8pm||Closing Night||Denny Vaupel|