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Lafayette Citizens Band
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About the Lafayette Citizens Band

The City of Lafayette was founded in 1825, and 17 years later, in 1842, the Tippecanoe Journal and Free-Press reported the organization of the "Lafayette Band", noting in its July 7, 1842 edition, that it had been "only a few months in training, but from its performance on the 4th, a stranger might have been led to presume it had been organized for years."

The Lafayette Citizens Band is proud to be a living part of Lafayette’s history, having been present throughout the growth and development of the city yesterday and today, and promising to be here tomorrow. Here are some highlights of the Band’s history:

The Lafayette Citizens Band provides the community with free public concerts throughout the summer and gives local musicians a chance to play quality band music under expert conductor William D. Kisinger.

The band currently plays each summer at Riehle Plaza in downtown Lafayette from Memorial Day to Labor Day, and every Thursday evening in between. See our 2016 schedule for starting times and locations for all concerts.

The Lafayette Citizens Band, Inc., is a not-for-profit organization under Section 501(c)(3) of the IRS code, and your donations are tax-deductible. You may send a check for any amount, large or small, to: Lafayette Citizens Band, P.O. Box 523, Lafayette, IN 47902-0523. You will receive a letter of acknowledgment in the mail. Thank you for your support!


Last modified 5/27/2015 by Paul Addison, Webmaster
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