Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Greenville Municipal Concert Band to Kick Off the Summer Season on Sunday, July 3rd.

The Greenville Municipal Concert Band will begin its summer season on Sunday, July 3rd at 7pm with a Celebration of Independence. Municipal band concerts will take place in the beautiful Greenville City Park at the Marling Band Shell. All Concerts are free and open to the public. Concerts in the park will be given each week beginning July 3rd and continuing through Labor Day Sunday. The band will not be in concert on Sunday, July 31 and Sunday, August 21. The Jazz Band will take the stage on Sunday, July 24th and Sunday, August 28th. All Concerts will begin at 7pm this year.

The Celebration of Independence Concert will feature music and readings designed to celebrate the independence of our great country. Special guest reader for the concert will be our Honorable Mayor, Mike Bowers. He will recite excerpts from famous American speeches as the band performs. This song and recitation has become an audience favorite over the years and we are proud to have Mayor Bowers share the stage with us.

Also featured for the evening will be the vocal stylings of Greenville native David McKibben. David is a graduate of Greenville City Schools and currently lives in Dayton, Ohio. David is an outstanding musician and director in the Miami Valley. David will be singing God Bless America, America the Beautiful and the Lee Greenwood classic God Bless the USA.

Other music will include marches of John Philip Sousa, a tribute to our armed forces and other music for a Celebration of Independence. Please plan to celebrate with us on Sunday, July 3rd at the Marling Band Shell in the Greenville City Park. Seating is available or you may bring your own lawn chair or blanket.

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