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June 5, 2014

Band marks 150-year tradition

OSKALOOSA — The Oskaloosa City Band members are excited to perform on the bandstand Thursday night at 8 p.m.

This year marks the 150th anniversary of the Oskaloosa City Band. To commemorate this momentous year, during each weekly performance, concertgoers will have the opportunity to sign up for a prize drawing. Gift certificates from Oskaloosa restaurants and retailers will be given away at each concert.

The Oskaloosa City Band is a diverse group, ranging in age from high school students to those enjoying their retirement years. Most members live locally, with a few members joining the band from New Sharon and Sigourney.

The band, under the direction of Bruce Peiffer, will play a variety of music, including: marches, show tunes, and the traditional “fiery overture based on a Western theme.”

This week, Andrea Dursky will lend her vocal talents on a few pieces, including: “If I Loved You,” “Surrey With the Fringe On Top” and “June Is Bustin’ Out All Over.”

Concertgoers are encouraged to bring lawn chairs, blankets, friends and neighbors to spend an evening on Oskaloosa’s historic square. Weekly concerts will continue throughout the summer, ending in mid-August.

For additional information, you can follow or like “Oskaloosa City Band Fan Page” on Facebook and @Osky_City_Band on Twitter.

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