The Peoria Municipal Band, under the direction of Dr. David Vroman, will begin their 81st season of summer concerts on Sunday, June 3rd 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 6th. The 2018 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 Peoria Fire Department Color Guard will present the colors and Peoria Mayor Jim Ardis will narrate the first half of the program. Featured as soloists will be the Morton Civic Chorus lead by Denise Adams.
The Peoria Municipal Band Season is just around the corner. The band will play for Memorial Day Ceremonies at the Gateway Building on Monday, May 28th at 10:30 a.m. Then, beginning Sunday, June 3rd, the band will begin their 2018 concert season in the Glen Oak Park Amphitheatre at 7:00 p.m. All concerts are free of charge. A complete concert season will be posted soon on this website. See you at the concerts!
An account has been established with the Community Foundation of Central Illinois for those who wish to give to support the band. Checks may be sent to the Chairperson of the Peoria Municipal Band Commission at the address below. Please make checks payable to: The Peoria Municipal Band.
Jim Hopkins, Peoria Municipal Band
1016 N. Holling Drive
West Peoria, IL 61604-4951
Thank you for your support!
A special thank you to Angela Carriere who has been the librarian for the band since 1991! She has done this while living in Peoria, Champaign, Rockford, and the Quad Cities as she has followed her husband, David, through his successful career.
The next move is to Phoenix Arizona so while we are all happy for Angie and her family, we are also sad to see her go. Her work as the band librarian has been outstanding managing 52 folders for 24 concerts each summer that each contain 14 to 15 selections – that, is a lot of music!
If anyone in Phoenix is looking for a librarian Angie would be their best choice!
We would like everyone to be at the concert with us this Wednesday evening July 26th at 7:00 p.m. But you will also be able to view the concert LIVE by clicking below. Join us from Water Street in Peoria IL at 7:00 p.m. CST and enjoy the program.
Click here to watch live.