The Terre Haute Community Band is hosting the inaugural event. It is scheduled to begin at 2 p.m., and conclude at 9 p.m.
The Brazil Concert Band, under the direction of Matthew S. Huber, is scheduled to perform their portion of the concert at 4 p.m.
In the event of rain, the festival will be moved to the Family Y Building on the grounds of Fairbanks Park.
A special guest appearance by the 38th Infantry Division Band of the Indiana National Guard will take place at 6 p.m. The band has long been recognized as one of the finest musical organizations in the Midwest. The band, stationed in Indianapolis, performs for community and military functions and is the only military band in the state of Indiana.
As musical ambassadors of the Indiana National Guard, the citizen-soldiers have a passion for music and a desire to serve their country. The members live throughout the Midwest and have full-time civilian jobs that include band directors, police officers, college students and more. The band includes musical groups consisting of jazz, rock, ethnic and other popular styles. The 55-member unit is commanded by Chief Warrant Officer 2, Patrick L. Palumbo.
Six other bands from communities in Indiana and Illinois will complete the lineup of bands to present a celebration of band music and band musicians.
The day will begin with the Marshall, Ill., City Band, performing at 2 p.m., followed by the Montgomery County Civic band at 3. The Brazil Concert Band's performance at 4 p.m., will be followed by the Greater Greenwood Community Band at 5. The Paris, Ill., Community Band will perform at 7 p.m., and the Terre Haute Community Band takes the stage at 8.
The audience can expect to hear many rousing marches, medleys of tunes from Broadway and motion pictures, popular songs from different time periods and music written especially for band performance.
Each band is selecting titles from its own library and will include the music they most enjoy performing. The audience will also have the opportunity to hear some featured solo and ensemble performances by individual members of the participating bands.
Since the event begins during the heat of the day, tents will be set up to provide some shady areas for the audience.
Food vendors will also be in the park to provide refreshment and all park amenities will be available.