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Summer Band Concerts Lighten The Mood

IU Summer Band concerts have been drawing crowds for more than 50 years.

IU Summer Band concerts

Photo: Courtesy Indiana University Jacobs School of Music

The Summer Band concert musicians are graduate and undergraduate students at the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music.

Every summer, the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music puts on three band concerts on the lawn of the Musical Arts Center. The concerts set aside the chamber music and string quartets the school is known for in favor of the lighter classics.

Student musicians play marches, well-known classical pieces such as the Overture to Rossini’s William Tell, and Broadway favorites to a crowd of music aficionados, students, and families.

After more than fifty years of summer band concerts, the Jacobs School of Music seems to have the formula down pat: the band pairs the popular music with a family-friendly program that only lasts an hour.

Mia Partlow

Mia moved to Bloomington from Louisville, Kentucky in 2002. After completing her BA at Indiana University, she lived briefly in New Orleans, and then moved to NYC to get a master's in American Studies. Now settled in Bloomington, Mia loves working with area organizations in her role as a Corporate Development associate for WFIU and WTIU. She spends most of her free time sewing and trying to tire out her energetic dog.

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