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Peoria Municipal Band opens season June 1

Published: Wednesday, May 28, 2014 1:00 p.m. CDT

PEORIA — The Peoria Municipal Band, under the direction of David Vroman, will begin its 77th season of summer concerts at 7 p.m. Sunday in the Glen Oak Park Amphitheater in Peoria and follow at 7 p.m. Wednesday in the Peoria Warehouse District.

At Sunday’s concert, the Peoria Fire Department Color Guard will be on hand, Peoria Mayor Jim Ardis will narrate the first half of the program and a select number of high school musicians will perform in a salute to Peoria area high schools. Featured vocalist Libby Snyder and the trombone section will perform a rendition of “Lassus Trombone.”

On Wednesday, the Warehouse District performances will begin. These concerts are presented at the corner of Water and State streets each Wednesday. Libby Moore will be the featured vocal soloist and the Peoria Municipal Band Dixieland Band will be featured in a Dixieland Salute.

Concerts in Glen Oak Park will be on June 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, July 3, 6, 13, 20, 27, Aug. 3 and 10. Concerts in the Warehouse District will be on June 4, 11, 18, 25, July 9, 16, 23, 30 and Aug. 6. The 2014 Peoria Municipal Band Summer Season consists of 27 concert performances by a band of 50 musicians.

For more information, contact David Vroman, band director, at 3039-677-2605, George Graves Jr., band manager, at 309-691-3318 or Liz Driscoll, band publicity coordinator, at 309-697-2275 or 309-635-6389.

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