The Kiel Municipal Band was founded in 1928 and has a few 60-plus year members and several 50-plus year members as it enters its 84th year.
The band is looking for and accepting new members age 14 and older, and they are also searching for a new director.
The band plays concerts year round including during June, July and August at Kiel City Park. A spring concert is scheduled for Sunday, March 25 starting at 2:30 p. m. in the New Holstein High School auditorium. Concert-goers are always treated to the band’s signature march, “Invincible Fidelity,” the copyright for which it purchased for its 75th anniversary.
The Kiel Municipal Band also participates in local parades, plays a concert the Friday night of the Kiel Community Picnic, sponsors bingo during the picnic and the city’s annual ice carving day, and sells CDs of its music.
The band also participated in the John Philip Sousa Memorial in Washington, D. C. in 2010.
Ryan Rabe is currently the president of the KMB, and Bill Mueller is the vice president. Other officers are Liz Muhs, secretary; Mary Olm, treasurer; and board members Katrina Weir and Jean Vogel. Lewis Schmidt is the band’s director.
For more information e-mail kielmunicipalband.orgor check out www.kielmunicipalband.org.