Bring the family to LCB’s Memorial Day concert

Lafayette Citizens Band talks to News 18 This Morning

LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) – Celebrate the start of Lafayette Citizens Band’s 2014 season this Memorial Day. The band will play their first concert Monday evening at 7:30.

“You can expect a mix of music tonight. Our director, Bill Kissinger, is amazing at picking different selections. Every Citizens Band concert will be a plethora of all kind of music. There’s Broadways tunes and pop tunes. Of course, there will always be a John Phillips Souza march somewhere on the program. Today, we are focusing on Memorial Day, and we will be doing a salute to the armed forces,” said drummer Jo Gelfand when she appeared on News 18 This Morning.

The band plays about 15 concerts during its season. Gelfand says the band typically has only one rehearsal to learn that week’s concert material, and then they move on to the next batch of songs.

The Lafayette Citizens Band’s Memorial Day Concert is Monday at 7:30 p.m. at Riehle Plaza in downtown Lafayette. Gelfand advises concert-goers to bring lawn chairs for seating.

Click on the video to see Gelfand’s complete interview, along with a fun fact she provided about Riehle Plaza.

For more information about the Lafayette Citizens Band, head to their website. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language, off topic, or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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