Special Events

Thanks everyone who attended the 2016 Band Season concerts. We look forward to seeing you next year!

2016 Concert Schedule

Date Day Time Details
June 14th Tues 8pm Opening Night!
June 21st Tues 8pm
June 28th Tues 8pm Stargazing Concert
July 12th Tues 8pm
July 4th Mon 8pm A Star Spangled Spectacular
July 12th Tues 8pm
July 19th Tues 8pm
July 26th Tues 8pm Special Children's Concert
August 2nd
Tues 8pm
August 7th Sun 2:30pm Special Ellwood House Ice Cream Social
August 9th Tues 8pm A Tribute to Broadway and the Silver Screen
August 16th Tues 8pm
August 23rd Tues 8pm Closing Night

Recognized throughout the country as one of the Midwest's most historic musical organizations, the DeKalb Municipal Band will hold the 2016 concert season at the Hopkins Park Band Shell, 1403 Sycamore Road, DeKalb. Performances include soloists each week and a special "Pops Concert" and fireworks show on the Fourth of July as well as other special featured events.

Conductor: Kirk Lundbeck

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 over 160 years, uninterrupted by wars, and a depression. With such a record, DeKalb claims to be the city with the oldest continuous band in Illinois.

Cost: All concerts throughout the summer are FREE

When: See schedule above

Where: Concerts are at the Band shell 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

Please join the City of DeKalb and DeKalb Park District for an enjoyable evening at these concerts and special programs.