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2006 Photos
This gallery contains photos from our 2006 season.
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Steve Wright, son of deceased bandmaster Maurice Wright is pictured at a May 28, 2006 reception given at Burlington High School.  The reception recognized Maurice Wright's induction into Burlington High School's Hall of Fame. Steve is a professional trumpet player in the Twin Cities and teaches jazz studies at Gustavus Adolphus College in Minnesota.
The first of our Sunday evening concerts took place on June 11, 2006, was conducted by Derrick Murphy, and featured our annual "Teddy Bear Parade."
On June 17, 2006, our band played in Burlington's annual Steamboat Days Parade.  As usual, we rode on the back of a truck from "Wrecker Express".  Thanks, Wrecker Express!
The band was proud to participate in the rededication of the statue of General John Murray Corse and the Foelinger Fountain in Crapo Park on Saturday July 8th -- with keynote speaker Congressman Jim Leach and special guests John and Bill Corse.
The very next day, July 9, our concert, conducted by Arnold Rabe, was preceded by a performance by one of Burlington's premiere bagpipers -- our very own trumpet player, Dick Gygi.
We have closed our Sunday evening concerts with "The Stars and Stripes Forever" for as long as anyone can remember.  Traditionally, the brass players stand up for the final strain.  Our Crapo Park audience has joined in that tradition.
A highlight of our July 23 concert was the Burlington Municipal Band premiere of the "Spongebob Squarepants" theme.  "Captain Jim" Priebe enlisted the help of some members of the audience.
One of our newest audience members, Lucas Carr (grandson of trumpet player Jennifer Hexom), with mother April and aunt Bethany.
Most summers, members of the band form a "Jazz Band" that performs a concert prior to one of our regular Sunday evening concerts.  This year our jazz concert was on July 30 -- one of the hottest Sunday evenings in recent memory.