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Thursday, June 13, 2024

Photo Gallery: Naperville Municipal Band Honors ‘The Greatest Generation’


The Naperville Municipal Band kicked off its Thursday Night Summer Concert Series with “The Greatest Generation,” a concert to salute all World War II veterans and their families – on the 75th anniversary of D-Day.

During the concert, the Band performed favorites reminiscent of the swing era in the 1940s. Other songs from The Longest Day as well as Victory at Sea helped recognize pride and incredible sacrifices for freedom on D-Day, recognizing military service and the legacy of the “Greatest Generation,” mindful that “Freedom is not Free.”

In addition, Daniel Wilczynski was presented with the 2019 Ronald J. Keller Music Scholarship, a $2,500 award. Wilczynski recently graduated from Waubonsie Valley High School and plans to study music education at college this fall. The concert also featured 8th Grade Scholarship recipients from Naperville area middle schools.

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Naperville Municipal Band plays through August 15

June 6 – “The Greatest Generation”
Raffle Sponsor: Naper Settlement / Bake Sale: New Horizons Band

This week…

June 13 – “New York, New York”
Raffle Sponsor: Catch 35 / Bake Sale: Naperville Noon Lions Club

Next week and so on…

June 20 – NMB Big Band
Raffle Sponsor: Positively Naperville / Bake Sale: Congregation Beth Shalom

June 27 – “Prelude to a Celebration” – 1812 Overture
Raffle Sponsor: Two Bostons Pet Boutique / Bake Sale: Naperville Woman’s Club

July 4 – 5th Concert – “America’s Composers” (Alert! Early start 6PM / Fireworks at dusk!)
Raffle Sponsor: Kevin McQuillan Law Offices / Bake Sale: Naperville Area AAUW

July 11 – “Happy 160”
Raffle Sponsor: Homewatch Care Givers / Bake Sale: Girl Up Club of Naperville

July 18 – “Vicki Keller Night” 50th Anniversary
Raffle Sponsor: Braconi’s Restaurant / Bake Sale: Naperville North Field Hockey Club

July 25 – “René’s Conducting”
Raffle Sponsor: Rotary Club of Naperville-Downtown / Bake Sale: Lizzy’s Fund

August 1 – “Back in the Saddle”
Raffle Sponsor: Ellman’s Music Center / Bake Sale: Naperville Area Humane Society

August 8 – “So Long For A While”
Raffle Sponsor: Naperville Bank and Trust / Bake Sale: League of Women Voters

August 15 – Joint Big Band Concert
Raffle Sponsor: NMB / Bake Sale: Cross of Christ Fellowship

Performances begin at 7:30PM Thursdays, are free of admission and open to the public. 

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