On the evening of Thursday, July 13, The 144th Army Band IL National Guard played at the pavilion across the creek at Memorial Park in Nashville.
There was a brief downpour just before they started, but the band and crowd moved under the pavilion, which was fortunate, because after the show started, an even longer, harder rain began. The band continued to play though, and the audience was made up of almost 80 people who braved the weather to watch the performance.
After a brief intermission, the band also had area kids up as guest conductors.
Event organizer Rick Harris of the Washington County Arts Council said that numerous members of the audience spoke to him, complimenting the band and asking if they would be returning. He stated that he would be asking them to come in the future, whenever they might be able to.
This was the second-to-last concert of the arts council’s summer series. The last concert will be local band Threshermen, who will be playing at the park at the same location, from 6 to 8 p.m., on Thursday, July 20. All of the shows in the series are free to attend (there is a jar for free will donations if anyone wants to support the concerts). There are also free drinks, popcorn and often, homemade cookies too. Please bring a blanket or lawn chair to sit on though, seating is limited.