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The Band in Parade

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CCB in the Towanda Parade, July 4th, 2014.  Photo by by Noelle Lueschen from the Normalite


Music to titillate tapping toes, young and old alike!

The Bloomington-Normal Community Concert Band (CCB) performs a variety of concerts throughout the year around Central Illinois. From concerts Miller Park, Wesley Methodist Church, and Westminster Village, to the every-Thursday-night summer concerts in Franklin Park, to parade appearances for events in places like Lexington, Hudson, Towanda and other locations.

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Volunteer musicians providing free concerts to the local community.

Bloomington-Normal has had a community or municipal band for over a 100 years.  The photo above is from around 1915—best guess.  If anyone recognizes anyone in this photo, the date it was taken, or the location, please contact the band. See comments submitted on the historical photo.

The band has around 70 volunteer members from the Central Illinois area. The B-N Community Concert Band is sponsored by the Bloomington Parks and Recreation Department. We are always looking for new members. Just show up at a rehearsal and bring your horn or your sticks (we do have our own percussion gear).

The Faithful Band

The Community band is very faithful
Their play of music is well done;
Making the audience so joyful
With performances they have won.

The director does an excellent job
And the band members they do too,
Could even make one's heart throb
For the good music that they do.

Keep up the good work music lovers
Giving we the audience a treat,
With all of your endeavors
You will always keep the beat!

written by Marvis Woodworth, July, 2001
(a faithful Franklin Park Concertgoer!)


Funding support for the Community Concert Band has come from State Farm Foundation Grants, City of Bloomington Parks and Recreation Department, and a Harmon Arts Grant

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