It was an honor to share the concert stage with the 85th Army Band on Sunday night, July 17th. Special thanks to Peoria Post #2 for providing dinner for them before the concert.
The Peoria Municipal Band is grateful to all the restaurants who support the band through the donation of gift certificates for audience members. (See the list) At each concert those in attendance can sign up for a drawing that takes place at intermission. The lucky winner will receive a gift certificate to one of our outstanding local restaurants. Free Music – Free Food – a winning combination!
Click HERE to view a brief video about the 2016 Concert Season.
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.
Everyone associated with the Peoria Municipal Band is grateful for the support of the City of Peoria, the Peoria Park District and the thousands who attended concerts in 2015. We are now looking forward to the 2016 season which includes the following dates.
At the Gateway Building: May 30, 2016 Memorial Day
At Glen Oak Park : June 5, 12, 19, 26 July 3, 10, 17, 24, 31 August 7, 14
On Water Street: June 8, 15, 22, 29, July, 6, 13, 20, 27 August 3, 10
We will also be performing some Friday evening run-out concerts, so keep an eye on the website for those dates which will be announced later this spring.