Noon to 8:30PM
Turner Park at Midtown Crossing, 30th and Dodge
Free and open to the public
The Nebraska Wind Symphony firmly believes that music helps build strong communities. For over 40 years this has driven what we do as an organization. We proudly to announce the first ever Community Band Festival of the Midlands.
Beginning at noon with a kickoff ceremony, seven or eight community bands from across eastern Nebraska and western Iowa will perform, one after another, in a traditional music-in-the-park setting. We estimate a rotating audience of over 1,000 throughout the afternoon to our grand finale of a mass band performance of John Philip Sousa’s classic, The Stars and Stripes Forever!
Performing Groups and Schedule
Noon – Papillion Area Concert Band – Ken Molzer, Director
1:00 – Iowa Western Community Band – Don Jacobson, Director
2:00 – Glenwood Iowa Community Band – Gordon Woodrow, Director
3:00 – First NE Volunteers Brass Band – Bill Hall, Band Leader
4:00 – NWS Swingtones Big Band – Brian Lund, Director
5:00 – Omaha Symphonic Winds – Rex Barker, Director
6:00 – Offutt Brass – Technical Sergeant Carl Eitzen, NCO in Charge
7:00 – Nebraska Wind Symphony – Larry MacTaggart, Music Director
approx 7:50PM – mass bands – Stars & Stripes Forever
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