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Event Series Event Series: Civic Band Concerts Waukesha

Civic Band Concerts Waukesha

June 20 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Monday Night Movies in the Park Civic Band Concerts Tribute Tuesday Concerts Waukesha Cutler Park Lake Country Family Fun

Bring your family to Civic Band Concerts in Waukesha this summer. All concerts are free and open to the public, thanks to the generous contributions of local businesses, organizations and individuals.  Come and enjoy a wide variety of music all summer during the Civic Band Concert Series featuring local musicians. The Civic Band has entertained the community since 1945 and each week features rousing marches and feature music from movies and/or musicals. A program the whole family will enjoy. Concerts begin at 8:00 p.m. unless otherwise noted.

Civic Band Concerts Waukesha 2024 Schedule

  • June 15, 2024 – Shall We Dance?
    • They will feature tunes based on different forms of dance, including Albanian dance, selections from Suite of Old American Dances, and music from West Side Story.
    • Sponsored by: Ford Construction and Waukesha Iron & Metal
  • June 20, 2024 – Old Time Concert in the Parks
    • They will turn back the clock and share some “Oldies and Goodies” from a bygone era. Selections include Sousa marches, Orpheus Overture, and Carnival of Venice.
    • Sponsored by: A Friend of the Civic Band
  • June 27, 2024 – A Red, White, and Blue Tribute
    • Join the Waukesha Civic Band in a tribute salute with patriotic favorites including Fireworks, An Armed Forces Salute, and Semper Fidelis.
    • Sponsored by: White House of Music & Patrons of the Civic Band
  • July 11, 2024 – A Mid-Winter Concert in July
    • Wear your stocking cap and gloves as the Civic Band presents a variety of winter favorites, including Sleigh Ride, selections from The Polar Express, and the January February March
  • July 18, 2024 – Happy Anniversary Waukesha Civic Band
    • It has been 80 years since the first Civic Band concert in Waukesha. Join us to celebrate music through the decades including The Gillette B# March, Elegy for a Young American, and a few showtunes. Come early and enjoy a cupcake (while supplies last) to celebrate the band starting at 7:30 p.m.
    • Sponsored by: Century Fence Company
    • The City of Waukesha Parks, Recreation & Forestry Department (WPRF) announces the Waukesha Civic Band is set to celebrate 80 years of music in the park during its final concert of the season this Thurs., July 18, 2024 in Cutler Park. The celebration begins with free cupcakes starting at 7:30 p.m. The concert begins at 8:00 p.m. and will feature music from each decade over the last 80 years.
      “We are proud of the long-standing history and tradition of the Waukesha Civic Band,” said special event coordinator Joanna Adamicki. “We have an amazing group of musicians bringing music to life from lively show tunes to grand marches to proud patriotic tunes, all to the delight of band patrons.”
      The Waukesha Civic Band began in 1944 when the Musician’s Local 193 met to discuss the idea of starting a Civic Band. Since its inception, the band has had only four conductors: Fred Sperl who started the band, Jay Whitney who led the band from 1967 through 1979, Randy Hopf from 1980 to 2019, and now Michael Poytinger who currently conducts the band. A unique feature of the band is involvement with local music students who play in the band alongside the professional band members.

  • July 25, 2024 – Jazz Express
    • Jazz Express is a 20 piece big band formed in 1979 based in Waukesha. This year they are featuring the Big Band Music of America’s Greatest Generation and beyond.
    • Sponsored by: Century Fence Company

Les Paul Performance Center
Cutler Park
321 Wisconsin Avenue
Waukesha, WI 53188

*Note: All concerts are presented, weather permitting.

Call WPRF Information Hotline at  262-522-9356 for updates.

Additionally, City Ordinance 11.22 (i) & (j) prohibit dogs in the parks. Carry-ins of alcohol are strictly prohibited.


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June 20
8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Cutler Park
321 Wisconsin Avenue
Waukesha, WI United States
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