The Alton Municipal Band opens its concert season tonight under the stars at Riverview Park in Alton. It will be the first of 18 shows through August 5, and each Thursday the band will play at 8pm Riverview Park. Then on Sundays in Haskell Park in Alton, the band performs at a new earlier time at 7pm.
The change in the start time on Sunday comes from the request from the audience according to band director David Drillinger:
Each week, the show has a different theme for the Thursday/Sunday schedule, including the popular Children's Concert June 21 and 24 and the patriotic themed concerts June 28 and July 1. The season will close with a show at Lewis and Clark Community College on August 9, inside Hatheway Hall.