The Concert Band is the United States Navy’s premier wind ensemble. This group includes 56 performers on flute, oboe, clarinet, saxophone, bassoon, trumpet, horn, euphonium, trombone, tuba, string bass, harp, and percussion. The band’s repertoire includes marches, symphonic selections, patriotic works, and popular favorites.
The band’s repertoire features a lively and patriotic mix of marches, symphonic selections, and popular favorites. The band is connected locally though Concert Band conductor Captain Kenneth C. Collins, who holds a Master of Music from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. The university’s Naval ROTC program will provide a color guard at the start of the program, and cadets from all three ROTC branches at the university will attend in uniform.
Tickets for this free concert are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Doors open at 6:45pm; tickets valid until 7:15pm only. Tickets can be obtained by going online, by calling 217.333.6280 (800.KCPATIX), or in person at the Ticket Office. Patrons with large groups or accessibility needs are encouraged to contact the Patron Services Office at 217.333.9716.
This performance will last approximately two hours, and includes a 20-minute intermission.