Lafayette Citizens Band Wraps Up Its 176th Consecutive Year

The Lafayette Citizens Band wrapped up its summer tour with a thrilling Labor day concert.

Posted: Sep 4, 2018 3:50 PM
Updated: Sep 4, 2018 3:50 PM

LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) —The Lafayette Citizens Band wrapped up its summer tour with a thrilling Labor day concert.

This year was the 176th consecutive year for the ensemble, which makes it the third longest running community band in the nation

More than 150 musicians play, but only 50 at one time.

They vary in ages from kids in highschool to adults in their eighties.

The executive director said many of the band members have been playing for more than forty years.

One trombone player has been a part of the group for 44 years.

"We've played a number of different places," said Paul Addison. "We started playing at Columbian Park. We played at Market Square for a while and then during the railroad relocation we had this designed specifically for the band."

State Representative Sheila Klinker presented Addison with an award for his dedication to the Lafayette Citizens Band.

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