Municipal bands are a tradition in many towns and cities nationwide, and Springfield is fortunate to have one. In fact, the Springfield Municipal Band has been providing summer entertainment for devoted followers and fans for over 80 years. The band is managed by Ken Pratt, who has a bachelor's degree in music theory and jazz studies, and is a 23-year band member. Tom Philbrick, who has a master's degree in music education, has conducted the band for over 10 years. Although you will find the band at Duncan Park most Tuesday evenings and many Sunday evenings during the summer, they also perform at a variety of outdoor venues throughout the concert season. On Friday, June 17, they will be entertaining Abe and Mary Lincoln and other guests at the Edwards Place ice cream social as part of the History Comes Alive program. The event is free.

Springfield Municipal Band
Friday, June 17, 2:30 p.m.
Edwards Place
700 N. Fourth St.
217-741-7641

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