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Since 1859 - A Brief History of the NMB

 

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The Naperville Municipal Band has been entertaining the people of Naperville and the surrounding suburbs, in Central Park for over 150 years. The band has grown from a group of dedicated musicians, whose vision brought them together in 1859, to its current 70+ member roster. The band has played through storms (both literal and political), marched under the blazing sun in coutless parades, and provided thousands of hours of entertainment to a grateful public. It has undergone five name changes and raised money for four different band shells, twelve sets of uniforms, benches, music, and guest performers. Its ups and downs are interwoven with the history of the city and the country.

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