2001-2002: Grand Army of the Republic 

The Grand Army of the Republic Hall in Peoria, Illinois was built as a memorial to American Civil War soldiers in 1909. The Hall is of classic revival construction and was included on the National Register of Historic Places in July, 1976. In 2001 The Thirty-Third Illinois Volunteer Regiment Band helped raise funds for maintaining and remodeling this historic building.

During this time, appearances by the Thirty-Third Band at Lincoln’s Tomb in Oakwood Cemetery at Springfield, Illinois became an added attraction at the “Flag-retiring Ceremony” there.

The band played at the historic home of Dr. Small in Kankakee and for the Civil War mural dedication ceremony in Ottawa, Illinois. The Railsplitter Festival in Lincoln, Illinois also served as a concert venue for several years.


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