The popular Oskaloosa city band is celebrating 150 years of concerts! The 34th Army Band Drum and Fife Corps "The Patriots" stationed in Fairfield, Iowa, also performed for the crowd- our grandson was one of that group.
Popcorn and lemonade are served free to all comers by local businesses right before the concerts.
The band stand, replacing an older one, was built in 1912. The band is supported by volunteers and a small city tax supported by the 1921 "Iowa Band Law". There is an annual municipal band festival every year in Iowa.