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Apply by March 6 for lottery to host bake sales during summer band concerts in Central Park

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Above / During summer Municipal Band concerts, the gazebo lights up for refreshments served by a different local nonprofit organization every Thursday evening. The fundraisers are also friend raisers where folks from the nonprofits heighten awareness about their missions.

The Naperville Municipal Band is now accepting application letters for bake sale sponsors for the free series of 11 band concerts in Central Park this summer. The deadline to be entered in the lottery is Mon., March 6.

Concerts are held at 7:30PM on Thursdays from June 8 through Aug. 17, 2017. Any nonprofit organization serving the Naperville community is eligible to apply.

And what’s the most popular item at the bake sale? Pie. Pie. Pie. Homemade cookies and brownies come next.

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Above / Central Park creates a lovely setting for the summer series of Naperville Municipal Band Concerts. The gazebo in the background is the place to purchase servings of freshly-baked pies and other refreshments!

Apply now so application will be received by March 6, 2017

The applicant’s letter should include the organization’s name and a brief explanation of its purpose, in addition to the name, address, email address and telephone number of the organization’s president or concert bake sale chairperson.

Application letters must be received by Monday, March 6, 2017, to be eligible for the lottery.

Send the application letter to: Concert Bake Sale Chairman, Naperville Municipal Band, P.O. Box 474, Naperville, IL. 60566.

Or email the application letter to rlmansoor@att.net.

For more information, email info@napervilleband.org or visit www.napervilleband.org.

Save the date! NMB Winter Concert is March 19 at NVHS

Ron Keller Municipal Band7920150421-4And while thoughts are beginning to turn to summer evenings in Central Park, mark your calendar for the Naperville Municipal Band’s winter indoor concert, slated to begin at 3PM on Sun., March 19, 2017, at Neuqua Valley High School.

The concert is free of charge.

Spring Concert is April 30

Note the spring concert is at 3PM on Sun., April 30, at Wentz Concert Hall, also free of charge.

Did you know? 

The Naperville Municipal Band was established in 1859. With the Community Concert Center in Naperville’s Central Park as its home base, the city’s band entertains thousands of listeners every summer with its free weekly concerts, in addition to indoor fall, winter and spring concerts as well as the outdoor Tuba Christmas on the first Saturday in December.

What’s more, the Naperville Municipal Band has a long history of participating in the Memorial Day, Little Friends and Labor Day parades. The band also is featured in the Century Walk public art tour.

For 53 years, the Naperville Municipal Band has been under the leadership of Conductor and Musical Director Ron Keller, pictured above.  His longtime friend Ann Lord has been keeping the concerts moving with historic banter and local lore for more than 60 years.  This summer, NMB members who have been playing in Central Park for 50 years will be recognized. Students receiving NMB music scholarships also will be honored. Every concert features a different theme for joyful sounds and tradition on Thursday evenings in Central Park from June 8 through Aug. 17, 2017.

This website is chock full with galleries of photos from recent Naperville Municipal Band Concerts. Learn more at www.napervilleband.org.

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