Publicity Statement - Wheaton Municipal Band Summer 2020

May 2, 2020


The Wheaton Municipal Band Board, the City of Wheaton, and the Wheaton Park District have agreed that it is in the best interest of safety for the concert-going public and musicians that all concerts be canceled for the months of June and July, 2020. 

 

Pending any developments with COVID-19, any decisions by the governor of Illinois, and any decisions by the City of Wheaton Wheaton Park District, and Wheaton College, there may be a chance to have an abbreviated season in early August, which may include 2 concerts in Memorial Park at the new band shell and an indoor concert at Edman Chapel/Wheaton College.


This decision was not made lightly; the 90-year history of the band, and the most loyal and dedicated fans and musicians a municipal band could ask for weighed heavily in the decision as well.  The safety and health of all stakeholders is of primary importance at this point.  We hope to see you all in August!