THE PEORIA MUNICIPAL BAND OPENS JUNE 5TH
The Peoria Municipal Band, under the direction of Dr. David Vroman, will begin their 79th season of summer concerts on Sunday, June 5th at 7:00 p.m. in the Glen Oak Park Amphitheater in Peoria, Illinois and follow up in the Peoria Warehouse District on Wednesday, June 8th. The 2016 Peoria Municipal Band Summer Season consists of 24 concert performances by a band of 50 musicians. All concerts are free of charge and parking is adjacent to the performing venues.
The Sunday, June 5th concert is opening night! The Peoria Fire Department Color Guard will present the colors and Peoria Mayor Jim Ardis will narrate the first half of the program. Illinois State University Professor Michelle Vought is the featured vocalist and the Peoria Municipal Band Dixieland Band will be at the front of the stage for their a Dixieland Jam.
Sunday evening concerts in Glen Oak Park this summer will be June 5, 12, 19, 26, July 3, 10, 17, 24, 31, August 7 and 14.
Wednesday evening performances are presented at the corner of Water and State Street each Wednesday evening at 7:00 p.m. These performances will be June 8, 15, 22, 29, July 6, 13, 20, 27, August 3 and 10.
Two special Friday evening performances will be given this season. The first is at St. Philomena’s Church and School on Friday July 29th at 7:00 p.m. Then on Friday August 5th the band will perform at The Shoppes at Grand Prairie.