The Peoria Municipal Band is seeking new instrumentalists and vocalists to perform during their 2017 summer season.  Interested individuals should contact the conductor, Dr. David Vroman, for an application to audition.

Instrumentalists for the 2017 summer season are being sought as full and part time members.  Musicians must have graduated from high school and possess strong sight-reading skills.  The audition consists principally of scales and sight-reading.

Vocalists should be high school graduates and have experience in solo singing. Vocalists perform literature from the classical repertoire as well as that of the opera and musical theater.  Auditions consist of two solo songs and the National Anthem by memory.

To receive an application form contact:

                        David Vroman, conductor
                        Peoria Municipal Band

                        Email:  dvroman@bradley.edu

A Look Ahead to 2017

The 2017 concert season will be the 80th year of free concert performances for all of Central Illinois.  It is never too early to mark your calendar.  🙂  The Peoria Municipal Band Commission has approved the following concert dates for 2017:

Memorial Day Services on the Riverfront, Monday, May 29

Concerts at 7:00 p.m. in Glen Oak Park: June 4, 11, 18, 25 July 3 (fireworks), 9, 16, 23, 30 August 6, 13

Concerts at 7:00 p.m. on Water Street: June 7, 14, 21, 28 July 12, 19, 26 August 2, 9

A special full band concert at St. Philomena Church and School, Friday, June 30 @ 7:00 p.m.  Two additional Friday evening concerts will be added to the schedule at a later date.

 

 

The Last Week of 2016 for the PMB

Wednesday, August 10 @ 7:00 pm in the Warehouse District

It is the annual College Fight Song Salute so wear your favorite college gear to this performance.  Katie McLuckie, a music theater regular, is our featured vocalist.

Sunday, August 14 @ 7:00 p.m. in Glen Oak Park

Showstoppers brings our 79th season to a close.  Don’t miss Katie McLuckie singing and the band playing.  The Peoria Fire Department Honor Guard will be on hand to help us pay tribute to America.

Taylor, the Latte Boy

Thanks to Marcy and Zina for allowing Kristin Lelm and the Peoria Municipal Band the opportunity to perform “Taylor, the Latte Boy” this week.  Sunday, August 7th is the last time you can catch this clever, engaging work. See you at Glen Oak Park at 7:00 p.m.

MARCY HEISLER (Author/Lyricist) and ZINA GOLDRICH (Composer) have been collaborating together since 1993. They were the first women ever honored with the Fred Ebb Award for Musical Theatre Songwriting, and Heisler was honored with the 2012 Kleban Prize for Outstanding Lyrics. Current projects include EVER AFTER, (Paper Mill Playhouse/NJ), Junie B’s Essential Survival Guide to School(Lucille Lortel, Off-Broadway), Hollywood Romance (Scott Sanders Productions) and a musical adaptation of a Universal Studios romantic classic (Universal Stage Productions). In 2012, Goodspeed Opera House premiered The Great American Mousical, based on the bestselling book by author/director Julie Andrews. In 2016, Goldrich and Heisler continued their collaboration with Andrews, contributing songs to her Netflix series Julie’s Green Room.

They have provided original songs for The Disney Channel, Disney Interactive and Feature Animation projects, Disney Theatricals, PBS, Nickelodeon, and others. As performers, they have toured domestically and internationally with The Marcy and Zina Show. November 2009 marked the release of MARCY AND ZINA: The Album on Yellow Sound Label. They are both active members of The Dramatist Guild, and have served as contributing writers to Dramatist magazine.