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!
FREE CONCERTS EVERY WEDNESDAY EVENING
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.
Summer Season Opener
Preconcert Entertainment by McCrae
Lt. Col. Brian Dollinger, Guest Conductor and Madeline Geil, Vocal Soloist
Preconcert Entertainment by Chameleon
Bryan Miller, Guest Conductor
Robert Sheldon, Guest Conductor
Annual Independence Day Celebration
featuring The Chicago Mercantile Battery during the 1812 Overture
“A Night at the Movies” themed concert
Dr. Jonathan Poquette, Guest Conductor
Premier of “Bill Bailey Won’t You Please Trombone,” by Dr. Thomas Bough
Featuring soloist Matt Senneff, trombone and conducted by Dr. Thomas Bough
Summer Season Finale
Special Saturday Night Concerts
Josh Duffee Orchestra
Illinois Brass Band
144th Army Band, Illinois National Guard