Recognized throughout the country as one of the Midwest’s most historic musical organizations, the DeKalb Municipal Band will hold the final concert of the 2017 concert season at the Hopkins Park Band Shell, 1403 Sycamore Road, DeKalb this Tuesday, August 22nd beginning at 8:00pm. To fully enjoy the evening people are encouraged to come early and bring a picnic dinner!
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.