About this event:
DeKalb Municipal Band Concerts
Opening Night 6.12.18 at 8:00 PM
Hopkins Park Band Shell
Conductor: Kirk Lundbeck
Another Summer of Music in the Park Kicks Off June 12
This year marks 164 years for the DeKalb Municipal Band. The band has been around through two world wars, the Great Depression, and the turn of not one, but two centuries, making it the longest playing municipal band in Illinois.
Catch the opening night concert on June 12 at 8 p.m. at the Hopkins Park Band Shell. Concerts continued throughout the summer every Tuesday night. Admission is free so bring your family and friends to enjoy this great historic experience.
History: 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 over 160 years, uninterrupted by wars, and a depression. With such a record, DeKalb claims to be the city with the oldest continuous band in Illinois.
Cost: All concerts throughout the summer are FREE
When: Every Tuesday throughout the summer.
Where: Concerts are at the Band shell in Hopkins Park 1403 Sycamore Road (Route 23), DeKalb
What to bring: Family and Friends
To fully enjoy the evening people are encouraged to come early and bring a picnic dinner
Please join the City of DeKalb and DeKalb Park District for an enjoyable evening at these concerts and special programs.