Sterling Municipal Band


Evening At The Pops

Twenty Fourth Annual “Evening At The Pops”.  Friday, January 5th, 2018 Abiding Word Church Located at 806 East Lynn Blvd. Sterling, IL.  Click here for more information and reservation information or call (815) 622-1681.

Jazz Band Schedule

June 17th   Rock River Jazz Band
July 1st  TBA
July 15th  Big Band Dance
July 29th  Rock River Jazz Band

Wednesday's Music Under the Stars 7:30pm Grandon Civic Center


June 7th    July 12th    
June 14th   July 19th   
June 21st       July 26th 
June 28th     August 2nd    
July 5th   August 9th      

June 14th - Guest Conductor  Mr. Gary Aiken 

June 21st - Guest Conductor Col.Alan Bonner 


June 28th - Guest Conductor Bill Peterson

July 5th -  Patriotic Concert 

Colonel Thomas Palmatier

July 12th - Guest Conductor Col. Thomas Palamtier

July 26th - Guest Flute Soloist - Margaret Cornils

Contact Us

Sterling Municipal Band Commission

Allen Lee - Gonzalo Reyes (Chairperson) - Amy Boze - Kevin O'Keefe - Alex Segneri

Sterling Municipal Band Administrative Staff

Jon James (Conductor) - Cathy James (Travel Manager) 

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Municipal Band Mission Statement

The Sterling Municipal Band’s mission is deeply rooted in the concept of “community” and in encouraging involvement in music for people at all stages of life. The SMB’s mission is to be a leader in performance and music education, while reaffirming the heritage of bands in America.

This mission incorporates five objectives:

- to make a substantial contribution to musical life locally and nationally.

- to give our audiences memorable performance experiences with the highest quality wind music in a wide range of musical styles.

- to foster and promote wind music and the adult band concept through concerts, conferences, tours, recordings, publication and commissions.

- to assist in the music education of young people – the future generation of adult musicians – through the presentation of concerts and exposure to guest artists and guest conductors.

- to provide our members with an opportunity for musical expression, growth, and fellowship