Veterans Day is right around the corner, and there’s no better way to set the stage for this heartfelt holiday than with a stirring and entertaining concert by one of Illinois’ remarkable military bands.
The Italian American Veterans Museum is proud to present the Lincoln Land Brass Band in concert at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 22, in the Ballroom of the Community Center at Casa Italia in Stone Park.
The Illinois Army National Guard’s 144th Army Band is a talented group of military musicians from across Illinois as well as Indiana. Known to the public as the Lincoln Land Brass Band, it is a traditional brass band and more. The 14-member ensemble also includes percussionists, woodwinds and a vocalist who perform in a variety of styles. Their hour-long concert will feature patriotic pieces and traditional marches along with a mix of pop covers and music from other genres.
The concert was previously slated for the Chandelier Room at the Community Center, but it has been moved to a larger space in the same building to improve acoustics. The new space is not handicapped accessible. The Community Center is located in the southwest corner of the Casa Italia Campus.
The best parking is available behind the Italian Cultural Center at 1621 N. 39th Ave. Parking is also available in a lot at the corner of 37th and Division.
Doors will open at 1:30 p.m. and the concert will begin promptly at 2 p.m. Light refreshments will be served before and after the performance and the museum will be open for viewing afterward.
The concert is free of charge but free-well donations are welcome. Plenty of seats are available, but reservations are requested to assist us in ordering refreshments. Call 708-338-0690 or email email@example.com and leave your name, phone number and the number of people in your party.
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Directions to the Casa
Casa Italia is located two blocks south of North Avenue, two blocks east of Mannheim and two blocks north of Lake Street in Stone Park. The mailing address is 3800 Division St, but it’s a huge property.
The best way to approach the Casa is to take Mannheim to Division, and then Division east. Division is a side street that ends at Mannheim, and it’s easy to miss unless you’re paying close attention.