A new awning and fresh coat of paint grace the Forest Park Band Shell, built in 1937 for the 154-year-old BCB.
Two-hundred new plastic, park benches make comfortable seating for the audience.
Each week, the BCB will play music observing the 150th anniversary of the Civil War. This week, the band will perform songs dear to Northern and Southern soldiers in "Memories of Stephen Foster." Between 1861-65 musicians from the BCB served the Union during the Civil War.
Janelle Huber, piccolo, ISU School of Music senior will join her brother John Huber, ISU music school graduate and euphonium player in "The Elephant and the Fly," by Kling.
The Hubers performed this work during Janelle's flute recital at ISU earlier this spring.
March selections for the week include "The American Red Cross," by Panella, "El Caballero," by Olivadoti, and "The Federal March," by Sousa.
Classic television themes will take us back to the 1960s in Jennings' "A Symphony of Sit-Coms."
"Good Old Days Sing-A-Long," by Ployhar, will take us back to the 90s, that is the 1890s, with songs of a bygone era.
Also, a pair of Washington, D.C., tunes, including, "The Grand Promenade At The White House," by Sousa, and "Galop from Genevieve de Brabant," from which, "The Marines' Hymn," came edited by Col. John R. Bourgeois, retired director of the Marine Band.