HURON — The Huron Municipal Band lives.
After being defunded by the Huron City Commission a year ago, 30 members of the band decided to come together on their own and will rise from the ashes Thursday night as part of a full night of music at Campbell Park.
Opening up the program at 7 p.m. will be performer Greg Hagan, who hails from North Dakota.
That will be followed by the Municipal Band which will join forces with the Wally Byam Caravan Club International Band for an 8 p.m. concert.
Beth Neitzert, who is the conductor of the band, says all the members are extremely excited for the opportunity to play again.
Most of the members are from the Huron area however, there are some from as far as Wessington Springs.
The WBCCI every year does a public program that includes their band and raises funds for the Wounded Warrior Project.
This year the combined band numbering almost 60 musicians will be on hand to entertain the crowd.
Their performance will include a wide variety of music to entertain the crowd.
With the Fourth of July approaching, there will, of course, be patriotic selections along with classic vintage big band tunes like “Moon River” and other crowd favorites, like the “As the Saints Go Marching In,” the “Battle Hymn of the Republic,” and Les Mesirables’ “I Dreamed a Dream.”
Neitzert also said there may be a few marches from the likes of John Phillip Sousa just for fun.
The entire night is free to the public, with donations being accepted for the Wounded Warrior Project.
This will not be the only performance of the Municipal Band this year; as they have four other dates planned.
Thursday’s forecast is predicting good weather, but should bad weather prevail, the event will be held at the Fine Arts Center.
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