Celebrating One Community Together Through Music

For those folks who missed our One Community Together music programming and children’s activities on Saturday, August 21, 2021, you can watch our last virtual recording of our wonderful communities’ three high school marching bands — Central High School Band, Centennial High School Band and Urbana High School Band — along with the University of Illinois’ Marching Illini, to close out our festival.  They are the best four marching bands in Central Illinois, and John Philip Sousa would have been very proud of their tireless work over the last three weeks as they continue to get ready for a great marching band season.  So sit back for a bit and watch these very talented students play their hearts out to remind everyone what makes Urbana, Champaign, and the University of Illinois such a great place to live.

This year’s programming was sponsored by the Sousa Archives and Center for American Music, the Illinois Arts Council Agency, Spurlock Museum, Champaign-Urbana Folk and Roots Festival, Rose Bowl Tavern, Urbana Public Television, and the Champaign County Museums Network.  For more information about the One Community Together programming call the Sousa Archives at 217-333-4577 or send an email to sousa@illinois.edu.


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