Nebraska Community Band Festival
Saturday, June 30, 2018 – noon to 8PM
Turner Park at Midtown Crossing, 30th and Dodge
The Nebraska Wind Symphony firmly believes that music helps build strong communities. For over 40 years this has driven what we do as an organization.
The Nebraska Wind Symphony is proud to present the first ever Community Band Festival of the Midlands.
Beginning at noon with a kickoff ceremony, eight wind and percussion ensembles from across eastern Nebraska and western Iowa will perform, one after another, in a traditional music-in-the-park setting. We estimate a rotating audience of over 1,000 throughout the afternoon to our grand finale of a mass band performance of John Philip Sousa’s classic, The Stars and Stripes Forever!
Performing Groups and Schedule
Noon – Papillion Area Concert Band – Ken Molzer, Director
1:00 – Iowa Western Community Band – Don Jacobson, Director
2:00 – Glenwood Iowa Community Band – Gordon Woodrow, Director
3:00 – First NE Volunteers Brass Band – Bill Hall, Band Leader
4:00 – NWS Swingtones Big Band – Brian Lund, Leader
5:00 – Omaha Symphonic Winds – Rex Barker, Director
6:00 – Offutt Brass – Technical Sergeant Carl Eitzen, NCO in Charge
7:00 – Nebraska Wind Symphony – Larry MacTaggart, Music Director
approx 7:50PM – mass bands – Stars & Stripes Forever
A huge THANK YOU! to these businesses and individuals for their financial support of this event.
Nebraska Arts Council
Prairie Life / Don & Millies
Elaine and Peter Lipman
Engles, Ketcham, Olson & Keith P.C.
Fucinaro Excavating, Inc.
Papillion Area Concert Band
Lutheran Family Services
Join us in support of this first ever Community Band Festival of the Midlands.
Festival Advertising Flyer
Festival Sponsor Letter
Festival Program Advertisement Form
– each program page will be 7″ wide by 8 1/2″ tall
– programs will be printed in black and white (no color)
– ad layouts showing size options
Festival Overview Postcard
NE Wind Symphony Overview
Please contact us for additional information.
Your donation to help fund this event is greatly appreciated.