DeKalb Municipal Band Concerts

Every Tuesday
Tuesday, June 12, 2018 - Tuesday, August 21, 2018

Recognized throughout the country as one of the Midwest’s most historic musical organizations, the DeKalb Municipal Band will hold the 2018 concert season at the Hopkins Park Band Shell, 1403 Sycamore Road, DeKalb.

History: The DeKalb Municipal Band is a tradition that goes back to 1854, when a small group of musicians fresh from the California Gold Rush formed the Silver Cornet Band. Since then, a City Band in DeKalb has existed for 155 years, uninterrupted by wars, and a depression. With such a record, DeKalb claims to be the city with the oldest continuous band in Illinois.

Performance Schedule:


  • 12th: Opening Night – Featured Vocalist: Maureen Christine
  • 19th: Featured Vocalist: Jill McCormick
  • 26th: Featured Vocalist: Gregor King


  • 4th: A Star Spangled Spectacular! Featured Vocalist: Karen Manley-Kahler
  • 10th: Featured Vocalist: Mark Robinson
  • 17th: A Tribute to Broadway and the Silver Screen! Featured Vocalist: Gavin Wilson
  • 24th: Featured Vocalist: Terri Crain-Goodman
  • 31st: Special Children’s Concert! Featured Vocalist: Christine Monteiro


  • 5th: Ellwood House Ice Cream Social 2:30 pm Featured Vocalist: Karen Manley-Kahler
  • 7th: A Musical Trip Around the World! Featured Vocalist: Harrison Hintzche
  • 14th: Featured Vocalist: Denny Vaupel
  • 21st: Closing Night! Featured Vocalist: Deanna Frances-Tausch

Cost: All concerts throughout the summer are FREE

Where: Concerts are at the Bandshell in Hopkins Park 1403 Sycamore Road (Route 23), DeKalb

What to bring: Family and Friends

To fully enjoy the evening people are encouraged to come early and bring a picnic dinner

DeKalb Municipal Band Schedule