Grandon Civic Center
The Sterling Municipal Band has traditionally played at three venues throughout
the year
Grandon Civic Center
Sterling, IL. 61081
Location of Our
Summer Concerts
Centennial Auditorium
1608 4th Ave.
Sterling, IL. 61081
Location of Our
Spring Concert
Abiding Word
806 E. Lynn Blvd.
Sterling, IL. 61081
Location of Our
Pops Concert
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Jon P James
Sterling Band Commission

Allen Lee

Gonzalo Reyes

Kevin O'Keefe

Amy Boze

Alex Segneri

Skip Lee
Grandon Civic Center Nowand Then
Sterling     Municipal    
Symphony    Band
In the Summer of 2018 - The Sterling Municipal Band celebrated the 90th anniversary
since becoming a municipal band. It was a  great summer filled with several guest
conductors and soloists. Pre-concert music was performed for most of the concerts as
well. There was also a good ole' fashion ice-cream social with Macedonia's Finest.
performing gospel hymns.

The Summer 2018 lineup included -

Col. Lowell Graham - Guest Conductor

& Dr. Brian Bowman - Euphonium Soloist

Fourth of July Concert with Cannons played during the 1812 Overture

Kids Koncert Week - Instrument Petting Zoo,
Face Painting and more! Tenor Trombone Soloist - Bryan Anton.
Clarinet & Bass Saxophone Soloist, Cathy James

Wayne Bergeron -Trumpet Soloist

Dr. Shawn Smith - Guest Conductor

Guest Flutist Lynne Stukart

Dr. Curran Prendergast - Truman State University

Alexis Lamb - Winner of Young Composer Award - ASCAP
pre-concert music - House Wine

August 8th - Dr. James Lambrecht - Augustana College
Bryan Anton & Crystal Duffe, Euphonium & Flute Soloist Chuck Comella, Bass Trombone Soloist
This website will be focused on the Sterling Municipal "Symphony" Band's History from as far back as what can be
researched to the end of the band's summer season of 2018. For current information on the band after August 2018,
please see the band's page on the city of Sterling, Illinois website. Since the webmaster of this site has more time to
dedicate to researching the band's history, please visit back periodically to see what has been discovered from the past.