DeKalb Municipal Band Concerts

Every Tuesday
Tuesday, June 11, 2019 - Tuesday, August 20, 2019

The 165th year of free concerts begins on Tuesday, June 11th. Recognized throughout the country as one of the Midwest’s most historic musical organizations, the DeKalb Municipal Band will hold the 2019 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 165 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:


  • 11th: Opening Night – Featured Vocalist: Maureen Christine
  • 18th: Featured Vocalist: Mike Williamson
  • 25th: Featured Vocalist: Gavin Wilson


  • 4th: A Star Spangled Spectacular! Featured Vocalist: Karen Manley-Kahler
  • 9th: A Tribute to Broadway and the Silver Screen! Featured Vocalist: Jill McCormick
  • 16th:  Featured Vocalist: Denny Vaupel
  • 23rd: Featured Vocalist: Terri Goodman
  • 30th: Special Children’s Concert! Featured Vocalist: Zach Harris


  • 4th: Special Ellwood House Concert at  2:30 pm! Featured Vocalist: Jill McCormick
  • 6th: The Final Frontier – A Stargazing Concert! Featured Vocalist: Gregor King
  • 13th: A Musical Trip Around the World! Featured Vocalist: Christine Monteiro
  • 20th: Closing Night! Featured Vocalist: Deanna 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