Municipal Band Concerts

Founded in 1919, the Sterling Municipal Band has been a community staple since that time.
Please join them in 2021 for their 92nd Season of Music Under the Stars under the direction of Annette Hackbarth!

June through August @ 7:30 PM
Grandon Civic Center | Central Memorial Park, Sterling, Illinois

Preshow entertainment begins at 6:20 PM each night.   Concessions available for purchase.
Bring a lawn chair or blanket, or sit in the bench seating in the park.

June 2

Summer Season Opener

Preconcert Entertainment by McCrae

June 9

Lt. Col. Brian Dollinger, Guest Conductor and Madeline Geil, Vocal Soloist

Preconcert Entertainment by Chameleon

June 16

Bryan Miller, Guest Conductor

June 23

Robert Sheldon, Guest Conductor

June 30

Annual Independence Day Celebration
featuring The Chicago Mercantile Battery during the 1812  Overture

 July 7

“A Night at the Movies” themed concert

July 14

Kidz Koncert

July 21

Dr. Jonathan Poquette, Guest Conductor

July 28 

Premier of “Bill Bailey Won’t You Please Trombone,” by Dr. Thomas Bough
Featuring soloist Matt Senneff, trombone and conducted by Dr. Thomas Bough

August 4

Summer Season Finale

Special Saturday Night Concerts

June 26

Josh Duffee Orchestra


July 10

Illinois Brass Band


July 24

144th Army Band, Illinois National Guard

For more information on the Sterling Municipal Band, please visit their website or follow them on Facebook.