Municipal Band Celebrates 100 Year History: Season Kickoff on May 17

The Sioux Falls Municipal Band has been making music for the people of Sioux Falls for one hundred years.

First conceived to compete with the popular bands from Watertown and Mitchell, your city’s band has survived wars, radio, television, and changing music trends through its enormous library of music, highly qualified musicians, and adaptation to new tastes. This summer, the band will take audiences through the popular hits of each decade of its existance as well as the beloved band classics.

In addition to the Municipal Band’s modern music miscellanies, the Old Courthouse Museum jubilates the centennial with an exhibit showcasing trials and tribulations of the band’s early beginnings through the years to present time. Hours of operation and other information about the Siouxland Heritage Museums can be found at

The season opener will be at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, May 17, at Terrace Park Bandshell. Regular concerts start at 8 p.m. every Sunday, June 2 through August 4 at the Terrace Park Bandshell. The complete concert schedule including performance themes are posted at  Special guest soloists for this season include:

  • June 9: Local musician and one of Culture Spot’s “50 Artists to Watch,” Jamie Lynn
  • June 16: Grammy nominated South Dakota Chorale member, Russell Svenningsen
  • June 23: Famed composer, Rossano Galante’s, world premier of Arabian Landscapes written specifically for this 100 year anniversary
  • July 14: Municipal Band Alumni play hits from the 1990s
  • July 28: Augustana President and member of the U.S. House of Represenatives (2004-2011), Stephanie Herseth Sandlin

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