LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) - An outdoor concert by the Lafayette Citizens Band is a summertradition for many. In this week's HELEN Magazine segment, we'llfind out what makes this band so special.
Every summer the Lafayette Citizens Band makes a weekly datewith its downtown Lafayette audience. From Memorial Day to LaborDay the band plays every Thursday night at Riehle Plaza. BoardPresident Diane Walkup said between 300 and 500 people attend theweekly concerts.
"We have a lot of people who have come for years, very loyalaudience and a lot of new people who wander in and out," Walkupsaid.
What began as an all male military band, has grown to includeall ages, skill level and gender. Now women make up half of the130-member band and its board members.
"We have local community members, we have professionalmusicians, some are currently music teachers in our community, someare retired," Walkup said.
Audiences can expect to hear everything from Broadway toClassical and Swing music. Every night the audience is treated to aSousa march. The summer concerts are free, all you need to bring isa lawn chair.
You can still catch the Lafayette Citizens Band in action everyThursday at 7:30 p.m. in Riehle Plaza. Their final concert is onLabor Day at 7:00 p.m. For more information click here:http://www.lafayettecitizensband.org/
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