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Two concerts left for Waterloo Municipal Band's 2018 concert series

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Bill Shepherd will be retiring as conductor of the band on July 26 after leading the band for 37 years Bill Shepherd will be retiring as conductor of the band on July 26 after leading the band for 37 years

Update: July 19

Due to weather, tonight's concert will be held at the Waterloo Center for the Arts at 225 Commercial St. in Waterloo.  The concert begins at 7:30 p.m.

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Update: July 18

Only two concerts remain in the Waterloo Municipal Band's 2018 concert series.  Thursday, KWWL's Abby Turpin will join the band, singing a couple of songs, and the Iowa Trombones will take to the stage, as well.

The season finale will be July 26, which will also be Bill Shepherd's final show as conductor of the band.  After 37 years, he'll be retiring and passing the baton to someone else.

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Original story: June 18

Every Thursday evening in June and July, music fills the air downtown Waterloo, all thanks to the Waterloo Municipal Band. 

The band kicked off their season June 7, featuring vocalist Nola Shepherd and honoring WWII veterans and all veterans.  Their June 14 concert featured the Metropolitan Chorale and vocalist Dr. Mitra Sadeghpour.  This Thursday's concert will feature vocalist Celeste Bembry.  The rest of the schedule for 2018 is:

June 28 - Featuring vocalists Stephanie Althof and Clark Durkof

July 5 - Patriotic Concert featuring vocalist Lucinda Lear

July 12 - Featuring vocalist Kristin Tieg Torres

July 19 - Featuring KWWL's Abby Turpin (vocalist) and the Iowa Trombones

July 26 - Season Finale

The Waterloo Municipal Band is comprised of professional and non-professional musicians from all around the Cedar Valley.   Auditions are held in May each year and rehearsals are held Wednesday evenings before the concert the next day.

Concerts begin at 7:30 p.m. at the RiverLoop Amphitheatre.  In case of rain, concerts are held at the Waterloo Center for the Arts. All concerts are free. 

Visit the band's website here.

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