Municipal Band concert season kicks off June 8

The Municipal Band will be performing its first concert as part of the City of Rochelle-funded 2022 Municipal Band Concert Series on Wednesday, June 8 at The Atwood Park Band Shell at 7:30 p.m.

ROCHELLE — The Municipal Band will be performing its first concert as part of the City of Rochelle-funded 2022 Municipal Band Concert Series on Wednesday, June 8 at The Atwood Park Band Shell at 7:30 p.m. Each concert you will hear a blend of marches, overtures, musicals and sound tracks of popular movies as well as traditional concert band literature.  All of the concerts to follow are listed below. 

Wednesday, June 22 concert at 7:30 p.m. at the Atwood Park Band Shell.

Saturday, July 2 4th of July Concert at 8 p.m. at the Atwood Park Band Shell.

Wednesday, July 20 Concert at 7:30 p.m. at the Atwood Park Band Shell.

The final concert will take place Wednesday, July 27 at the Atwood Park Band Shell.

As always, mark your calendar every Wednesday evening to spend an evening at the park for an enjoyable blend of live music.

This summer’s special concerts include on June 15, Kishwaukee River Stompers. Zephan Drew, a local Rochelle Township High School alumnus, is a member of this group.

June 29; The Footstompers, a group that consists of singers, percussion “toys,” accordion, banjo and bass. They play a balance of polka, Dixie Land and other old American favorites.

On July 13 The Bluegrass Reunion Band will perform as a returning favorite.

All concerts are free. Bring a lawn chair, invite a friend and make it a family outing.

The Municipal Band is under the direction of Ron Duval, retired director of bands and music department chair at RTHS.

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