CONCERTS & EVENTS

Delavan Ball 30 May2016


The 2018 performances will soon be posted on the 33rd website.  Again for 2018, there will be lots of opportunity to see and hear the 33rd Illinois Volunteer Regiment Band around Illinois and beyond.  Watch for events to be added throughout the 2018 season:

33rd 2018 Performances Calendar

APRIL

  • 4/14: SUV Tomb Ceremony-Oak Ridge Cemetery-Springfield, IL   10am

MAY

  • 5/5: Morton Reenactment-Southwood Park-Morton, IL  (as scheduled)
  • 5/19-20: Naper Settlement Civil War Weekend-Naperville, IL  (as scheduled)
  • 5/25-27: Shiloh Military Park Performance/Trip-Shiloh, TN   (as scheduled)

JUNE

  • 6/19: Lincoln's Tomb-Oak Ridge Cemetery-Springfield, IL   6pm
  • 6/23: A. Lincoln Presidential Museum-Springfield, IL   11am

JULY

  • 7/7: Connie Link Amphitheater Music Series-Normal, IL    6-8pm
  • 7/14: Broadview Mansion "Bluegrass and Brass"-Normal, IL  2-3pm
  • 7/17: Lincoln's Tomb-Oak Ridge Cemetery-Springfield, IL   6pm
  • 7/21: National Convention-Crowne Plaza Hotel-Springfield, IL  (private)
  • 7/28: A. Lincoln Presidential Museum-Springfield, IL   1pm

AUGUST

  • 8/4: David Davis Mansion Concert/Ice Cream Social-Bloomington, IL (TBD)
  • 8/12: State Fair-Illinois Building-Springfield, IL   12pm & 2pm
  • 8/14: Lincoln's Tomb-Oak Ridge Cemetery-Springfield, IL   6pm

SEPTEMBER

  • 9/8: Metamora (TBD)

NOVEMBER

  • 11/3-4 :150th Anniversary of Grant's Election-Galena, IL   pending

Past 2018 Performances

  • If you are reading about performances here, you either enjoyed the event as a participant, or you’ve missed another great performance of the 33rd Band.


 

Funeral Hearse Driver 2015

Lincoln Funeral Hearse Driver 2015

Funeral Train Back 2015

Lincoln Funeral Train 2015

Naperville HansenKids TGDavidsonPhotography 22 May 2016

Naperville 2016

Naperville Gazebo TGDavidsonPhotography 21 May 2016

Playing in the Gazebo
Naperville 2016

What's the Buzz About Our Concerts?

"Thank you for participating in the Civil War Days, 2013. It was a great event and we could not have done it without you! We are already planning for next year, so save the date." David Davis Mansion State Historic Site

"The band gave a great show last night, as evidenced by the fact that people were willing to stay even though it was getting dark and getting chillier. Thank you as always for a wonderful performance, and thank you as well to the "citizens" and dancers in period clothing." Dr. Angelo Favis, Illinois State University


"Thank you so much for making our Founders Ball an amazing success.  Words cannot express our gratitude to all of you for your enthusiasm, professionalism, flexibility, and authenticity.  Your efforts exceeded all of our expectations; and the evening was filled with one memorable moment after another."  
Glen Ellyn Historical Society


"Thank you for participating in the 55th Inaugural Parade. You represented your state and our country well and helped make the event a big success.  Laura and I send our best wishes." The White House


"Thank you for your participation in our Sesquicentennial Parade. Your enthusiasm and commitment to our district helped to make the event a huge success. We appreciate you taking the time from your busy schedule to join in our celebration." Parade Committee, Bloomington District 87 Schools


"Many many thanks and kudos to the wonderful group of musicians of the 33rd Illinois Volunteer Regiment Band!  Your music and dedication to the instruments and music of the Civil War made for a fabulous weekend concert.  All that attended were thoroughly entertained by the music and the stories presented.  Most importantly your generosity of time and talent helped raise money towards finding a cure for blood cancers.  100% of the ticket sales and donations was donated to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. Thank you again for delighting us all with your music and for presenting this special concert." 
Howard Hill


“Thanks so much for bringing an ensemble from the 33rd Illinois Volunteers to play for our Constitution Week observance. We were  pleased with the history we learned about the 33rd in the Civil War, the instruments, and the uniforms. Believe me, I will try to hear you at every opportunity. Your music is extraordinary!” 
DAR Constitution Week Chairman 

St Fair JA AH BJ Aug 2015 fr CW


"Your band was great! It was so fun when we got to sing along with you! Some of us really got into that!”  5th Grade Student 


“Thank you! Thank you! You cannot imagine how much we appreciate your generous efforts. The children loved seeing you and hearing your awesome music. They are still singing “Goober Peas” 
School Teacher 


"I want to thank you for being a part of our dedication ceremony. This was truly a piece of history, a Union group’s first appearance honoring a confederate veteran” 
Sons of Confederate Veterans 


"Listening to your music was a goose-bump-raising experience for all of us!" 
David Davis Mansion Concertgoer 


"Everyone enjoyed your music, the commentary was enlightening, and the band gave the event just the spark it needed to be truly memorable." 
McLean County Historical Society

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