Greenville Municipal Concert Band to kick off the summer season on Sunday


GREENVILLE – The Greenville Municipal Concert Band will begin its summer season on Sunday, July 3 at 7 p.m. with a Celebration of Independence.

Municipal band concerts will take place in the beautiful Greenville City Park at the Marling Band Shell. All concerts are free and open to the public. Concerts in the park will be given each week beginning July 3 and continuing through Labor Day Sunday.

The band will not be in concert on Sunday, July 31 and Sunday, August 21. The Jazz Band will take the stage on Sunday, July 24 and Sunday, August 28. All Concerts will begin at 7 p.m. this year.

The Celebration of Independence Concert will feature music and readings designed to celebrate the independence of our great country. Special guest reader for the concert will be the Honorable Mayor, Mike Bowers. He will recite excerpts from famous American speeches as the band performs.

“This song and recitation has become an audience favorite over the years and we are proud to have Mayor Bowers share the stage with us,” said organizers.

Also featured for the evening will be the vocal stylings of Greenville native David McKibben. McKibben is a graduate of Greenville City Schools and currently lives in Dayton, Ohio. David is an outstanding musician and director in the Miami Valley. He will be singing God Bless America, America the Beautiful and the Lee Greenwood classic God Bless the USA.

Other music will include marches of John Philip Sousa, a tribute to our armed forces and other music for a Celebration of Independence. Please plan to celebrate with us on Sunday, July 3 at the Marling Band Shell in the Greenville City Park.

Seating is available or you may bring your own lawn chair or blanket.

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