Symphonic Band Americana Concert-Fireworks

Price: Free Admission!

The Fond du Lac Symphonic Band will present its traditional Americana Concert in the historic bandstand at Lakeside Park in Fond du Lac on Thursday, the 4th of July, beginning at 7:30 p.m.

Erected and donated to the community by William McDermott, the bandstand has been home to Fourth of July band concerts since 1901. It was named in honor of longtime Military Band leader Joseph Schmitz in 1968 and placed on the local registry of historic landmarks in 1973.

Katherine Gilliland will be featured singing selections from Mary Poppins, Summertime from Gershwin's Porgy and Bess, and a vocal arrangement of the Pledge of Allegiance. Glenn Miller in Concert will feature the saxophone section. Iconic American music will be heard in American River Songs and Tommy Dorsey's Boogie Woogie. Patriotic music includes American Patrol, Armed Forces Salute, and Concord, with the Sousa marches Washington Post and Stars and Stripes Forever rounding out the program.

The Band's performance will be followed by fireworks on the lakefront at 9:30 p.m. The Symphonic Band's summer concerts in Fond du Lac are sponsored by the City of Fond du Lac, and a free-will offering will be received to assist with summer concert expenses.