Naperville Municipal Band Schedule through April 2019

2018 Performance Dates

The 2018 Thursday Evening Summer Concert Series in Central Park – 7:30PM,  June 7 through August 16, Downtown Naperville

June 7 – 1st Concert – Another Opening Another Show
Plus 8th Grade Scholarship Winners and Ron Keller Scholarship Winner

Bake Sale hosted by:  Wesley United Methodist Church / Audience Drawing: Naper Settlement 

June 14 – 2nd Concert – Family Night

Bake Sale hosted by:  Turning Pointe Autism Foundation / Audience Drawing: Ellman’s Music Center

June 21 – 3rd Concert – In The Good Ol’ Summertime 

Bake Sale hosted by:  Young Naperville Singers / Audience Drawing: Positively Naperville

June 28 – 4th Concert – Patriotic Salute & 1812 Overture 

Bake Sale hosted by:  Women’s Auxiliary for the Knights of Columbus / Audience Drawing: Catch 35 Restaurant

July 5 – 5th Concert – NMB Big Band 

Bake Sale hosted by:  A.D.O.P.T. Pet Shelter / Audience Drawing: Two Bostons Pet Shop

July 12 – 6th Concert – A Night At The Oscars 

Bake Sale hosted by:  Villa St. Benedict Foundation / Audience Drawing: Braconi’s Restaurant

July 19 – 7th Concert – Forward March 

Bake Sale hosted by:  Angels on Wheels Animal Rescue / Audience Drawing: Century Walk Corp

July 26 – 8th Concert – Audience Request 

Bake Sale hosted by:  Naperville Newcomers and Neighbors / Audience Drawing: Frost Gelato Shoppe (Sponsored by BBM Inc)

Aug. 2 – 9th Concert – A Melodic Caravan 

Bake Sale hosted by:  DuPage Unitarian Universalist Church / Audience Drawing: HomeWatch Caregivers

Aug. 9 – 10th Concert – Thanks for the Memories 

Bake Sale hosted by:  Naperville Central HS Band Booster Association / Audience Drawing: Naperville Bank & Trust Co.

Aug. 16 – 11th Concert – NMB Joint Big Band Concert 

Bake Sale hosted by:  DuPage County 4-H Foundation  / Audience Drawing: Naperville Municipal Band

All performances are free, unticketed and open to the public and begin at 7:30PM. Central Park is located at 104 E. Benton in downtown Naperville.

The 90-member Naperville Municipal Band is led by Ronald J. Keller, Conductor and Music Director; René R. Rosas, Assistant Conductor; Emily Binder, Assistant Conductor; and Tracy Oliver, Naperville Big Band Director; with Ann Lord, Emcee and Narrator.

Other 2018 Performances

​The 2018 Labor Day Parade – 10AM Mon.,  September 3, Downtown Naperville

September 11 Remembrance – 5:45PM, Wed., September 11, Cmdr. Dan Shanower Memorial

Century Walk Performance 1PM Sun., September 30, Community Concert Center in Central Park

Fall Concert – 3PM Sun., November 11, Wentz Hall

Tuba Christmas – 11AM Sat., December 1, NE Corner Jefferson at Washington streets

Century Walk’s very first installation of outdoor art, “Naperville’s Own” by Artist S. Michael Re, was dedicated in 1996. It pays tribute to the important role the Naperville Municipal Band has played in the community since 1859. The relief sculpture is located at the northeast corner of Washington St. and Jefferson Ave. on the exterior of the US Bank building, near where the NMB performs Tuba Christmas in December.

Laughing Lincoln Century Walk Sculpture Unveiling – Sun., December 2  

  • Lt. Guard Band, 2PM at Wentz Concert Hall
  • Full band, 5PM at Naperville Concert Center

2019 Performance Dates

Winter Concert:  3PM Sunday, February 17, 2019, Wentz Concert Hall

Spring Concert:  3PM Sunday, April 14, 2019, Wentz Concert Hall

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