Celebrate America's Freedom with the Wheaton Municipal Band
Jun 21, 2016 11:03 AM -
Start your July 4th celebration early with the Wheaton Municipal Band Concert on Thursday June 30 at 7:30 p.m. at the Memorial Park Band Shell in downtown Wheaton. Nothing stirs the patriotic spirit like the music of a full concert band. The Wheaton Municipal Band, under the direction of Dr. Bruce Moss, masterfully performs patriotic favorites. In addition, The Dixie Cups, a smaller Dixieland band, starts out the evening at 6:00 p.m. with the energized sound of Dixieland Jazz. Garth Anderson, Steve Klaus, Daryl Beese, Robert Lustrea, Kurt Bonamer, Bill Morris, Gail Sonkin and Andrew Packer, all members of the Wheaton Municipal Band, come together to play in the Dixie Cups. When the full Wheaton Municipal Band takes the stage, the program includes a work by Ryan Nowlin, one of the WMB's favorite composers. He has been the Assistant Director First Lieutenant to "The President's Own" United States Marine Band since 2010. Before that he studied at Bowling Green University in Ohio under Dr. Bruce Moss. The WMB performs Nowlin's stirring Let Freedom Ring. In addition, music for the evening includes all time favorites: Americans We, America the Beautiful and Sousa's Stars and Stripes Forever.