Grandon Civic Center
Jon P James
Conductor
Sterling Band Commission

Allen Lee
gr8day4aride@gmail.com

Gonzalo Reyes
gonzo@essex1.com

Kevin O'Keefe
okeefekevinm@gmail.com

Amy Boze
raboze@att.net

Alex Segneri
aj.segneri@gmail.com

Mayor
Skip Lee
slee@sterling-il.gov
Sterling     Municipal    
Symphony    Band
In the Summer of 2018 - The Sterling Municipal Band celebrated their 90th
anniversary since becoming a municipal band (The History of the band goes back
farther than that - check out the History page). It was a  great summer filled with
several guest conductors and soloists.
 Jon & Cathy James have worked diligently to
bring quality music and entertainment to you. Countless pieces of new literature has
been performed by the band over the years and the listing of quality guests is impressive
by any musician's standards. Under this leadership, the band even performed with
dancers and a magician, and we participated in the National Community Band John
Philip Sousa Festival and traveled to Naperville three times by request to perform. We
had a blast with our musical family!
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.

The Summer 2018 lineup included -

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

Col. Lowell Graham - Guest Conductor & Dr. Brian Bowman - Euphonium Soloist

Fourth of July Concert with Cannons played during the 1812 Overture

Guest Flutist Lynne Stukart

Wayne Bergeron -Trumpet Soloist

Dr. Shawn Smith - Guest Conductor

Dr. Curran Prendergast - Truman State University

August 8th - Dr. James Lambrecht - Augustana College
Wayne Bergeron
Dr. Brian Bowman
Col. Lowell Graham
Alexis Lamb
Dr. James Lambrecht
Dr. Curran Prendergast
Dr. Shawn Smith
Lynne Stukart