The 2017 Performances are soon to be underway starting on April 15th. See your event dates below. Watch for more to be added as the season progresses:
- April 15: SUV Tomb Ceremony - Oak Ridge Cemetery - Springfield, IL at 10 am
- May 6-7: CW Reenactment - Southwood Park - Morton, IL
- May 20-21: Civil War Weekend - Naper Settlement - Naperville, IL
- July 2: Bicentennial event - Greenville, IL with concerts at 2 & 4 pm
- Aug 13: State Fair - Springfield, IL - in front of IL Building with concerts at 12 & 2 pm concerts
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."
“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
"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”
"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
- May 21-22: Reenactment at Naper Settlement, : Naperville, IL