The Peoria Municipal Band, under the direction of Dr. David Vroman, began their 86th season of summer concerts on Sunday, June 4th 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 7th. The 2023 Peoria Municipal Band Summer season will consist of 24 performances by a band of 50 musicians. All concerts are free of charge and parking is adjacent to the performing venues.
Kelleher’s Irish Pub and Eatery supplies seating or you can bring a blanket and/or lawn chair and sit in the grass right along Water Street. Summer sounds good!
The Peoria Municipal Band, under the direction of Dr. David Vroman, will begin their 85th 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 2022 Peoria Municipal Band Summer Season will consist of 24 performances by a band of 50 musicians. All concerts are free of charge and parking is adjacent to the performing venues. Weekly updates about the concerts can be found online at peoriamunicipalband.com.
Opening night is Sunday, June 5th at 7:00 pm in the Glen Oak Park Amphitheater. The concert will feature vocal soloist Jennifer Rosa along with music by George Gershwin, Eric Whitacre, John Philp Sousa and others. All Sunday evening concerts return to Glen Oak Park this summer on June 5, 12, 19, 26, July 3 (fireworks!), 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 June 24th at 7:00 p.m. Then on Friday July 29th the band will perform at United Presbyterian Church, also at 7:00 p.m.
The Peoria Municipal Band will return to a full season of concerts in 2022. Beginning on Sunday June 5th, all Sunday evening concerts will return to the Glen Oak Park Amphitheater. Wednesday evening concerts will be held on Water Street in the Warehouse District beginning on June 8th. All performances begin at 7:00 pm and seating and parking is free and convenient. Concerts will run weekly with the season concluding on Sunday, August 14th.
To date the band has had a great season and is super appreciative of all those who have come out to the concerts. We continue to monitor the pandemic situation but are encouraged that we can continue to perform our concerts as scheduled. Mark your calendars!
Wednesday, August 4 @ 7:00 p.m. in the Warehouse District Well pilgrim, saddle up for this one as we share music from The Wild West. Rebecca Opperman is our featured vocal soloist and an active performer throughout Central Illinois.
Sunday, August 8 @ 7:00 p.m. in Lakeview Park Go to your closet and see what you might have in there from The 70’s. Maybe even wear your leisure suit for this one? Rebecca Opperman will be back to sing with the band.
Wednesday, August 11 @ 7:00 p.m. in the Warehouse District You won’t need to be a sailor to enjoy the concert this evening that is from The High Seas. David Blasco will be singing with the band this evening.
Sunday, August 15 @ 7:00 p.m. in Lakeview Park This concert will be a toe-tapper as we feature some music from The March King. “One good march can make a man with a wooden leg get up and march!” David Blasco will be our featured vocal soloist.
Wednesday, August 18 @ 7:00 p.m. in the Warehouse District We hope to look out in the audience and see lots of Hawaiian shirts this evening as we take you to Tropical Paradise. Courtney Frye will be our featured vocal soloist and tonight is our College Fight Song Salute.
Friday, August 20 @ 7:00 p.m. at United Presbyterian Church 2400 W. Northmoor Road, Peoria – – A one hour program performed by the PMB mini-band. Big music from a smaller group. Courtney Frye will be singing.
Sunday, August 22 @ 7:00 p.m. in Lakeview ParkThe final concert of the year, or as they say, That’s A Wrap! Courtney Frye is singing and every section in the band will get to Rise and Shine one last time.