The Sioux Falls Municipal Band, one of the oldest and most prestigious bands in the nation, has been performing without interruption since 1919. The band’s performances begin with the Armed Forces Day Celebration in May each season and continue through early August. Special events include the Flag Day performance at Veterans’ Memorial Park, the Mayor’s Fourth of July Picnic, the Jaycees’ annual 4th of July Celebration, and an indoor concert at the historic Orpheum Theater.

17,000 people annually attend the 36 concerts which include two performances each Sunday, and additional performances during the week. Guest performers have included world-renowned opera singer Emily Lodine, regionally noted singers Gabriel Rivero, Tammy Roberts, Sarah Schreck, and Kelly Keyser, instrumentalists Carl Hallstrom, Emily Brandel and Tyler Nettestad, and children’s entertainer Phil Baker, as well as other highly talented performers.

Band members are selected and are compensated for their services. For more information concerning the band, please contact Chris Hill at 605-332-0867.

About the Bandmaster

Christopher HillChristopher Hill, Bandmaster, is well known to the Sioux Falls audiences for his performances with the South Dakota Symphony, Dakota Wind Quintet and other groups. He has performed nationally and internationally with some of the world’s most prestigious musical organizations. He holds Bachelor’s and Masters of Music degrees from Temple University.

Sioux Falls Municipal Band 2013 Season

Date Time Location Theme
5/18 10 a.m. VA Hospital Armed Forces Day 
5/27 10 a.m.  VA Hospital  Memorial Day 
6/2 8 p.m. Terrace Park Music You Know!
6/4 7:30 p.m. Dow Rummel An Evening at Pops: Band Style
6/9 3 p.m.  McKennan Park Feeling Groovy
6/9 8 p.m.  Terrace Park


6/11  7:30 p.m. Covington Heights Catch a Wave
6/14  7 p.m. Veterans’ Park Thank Our Vets
6/16  3 p.m. Prairie Creek An Afternoon with Dad
6/16  8 p.m. Terrace Park Versatility
6/18  7:30 p.m.  Primrose Go for Baroque
6/23  3 p.m.  Trail Ridge

Black is the New Black

6/23  8 p.m.  Terrace Park Music by Dead White Guys
6/25  7:30 p.m.  Bethany Lutheran Hills and Valleys
6/29  10 a.m.  Battleship Memorial Heroes’ Welcome
6/30  3 p.m.  McKennan Park Tales and Legends
6/30  8 p.m.  Terrace Park Broadway Bound
7/2 7:30 p.m. The Inn on Westport Colors
7/4 11:30 a.m. Mayor’s Picnic God Bless the USA 
7/7 3 p.m.  Good Samaritan Village Sole Music
7/7 8 p.m.  Terrace Park

Best of the Big Bands

7/9 7:30 p.m. Sunnycrest Rock Music—Geologically Speaking
7/14  3 p.m. McKennan Park Fancies of Flight
7/14 8 p.m.  Terrace Park Trumpets Triumphant
7/16  7:30 p.m.  Touchmark at All Saints Circus Concert
7/18 7:30 p.m. Active Generations Git a Horse, or Not!
7/21 3 p.m. McKennan Park Children’s Concert with Phil Baker
7/21 8 p.m.  Terrace Park Paul Hoy Circus Concert
7/23 7:30 p.m.  Good Samaritan Center

Something Old, Something New

7/27 3 p.m. Familyfest Family Fun
7/28 3 p.m. Orpheum Theater Highlights of 2013
7/28 8 p.m.  Terrace Park Sousa
7/30 7:30 p.m. Good Sam Luther Manor Sax Appeal
8/4 3 p.m.  McKennan Park Raini Date
8/4 8 p.m. Terrace Park Grand Finale