Sioux Falls Municipal Band Announces Schedule Changes Due to Heat

July 27, 2023

Sioux Falls, SD — Due to the local heat warning, the Sioux Falls Municipal Band has cancelled tonight’s performance previously scheduled at McKennan Park at 7:30 p.m. The conditions are conducive to overexposure due to the extreme heat and can be detrimental to their performers.

Tonight’s performance will now be combined with Sunday’s final performance to complete the season. To ensure it occurs without a hitch, the performance will be moved to the Mary W. Sommervold Hall at the Washington Pavilion. Doors will open at 7 p.m., and the concert will begin at 8 p.m. The performance will include pieces from tonight’s concert celebrating the 125th anniversary of Sousa’s iconic march, “Stars and Stripes Forever” and the grand finale lineup featuring a wide variety of music, including classics from the golden age of Broadway, traditional marches and contemporary favorites.

Supporters and fans of the Sioux Falls Municipal Band are encouraged to stay safe, keep cool and join the band one last time on Sunday, July 30, at 8 p.m. at the Washington Pavilion for a memorable final performance. For more information, go to

The Sioux Falls Municipal Band is one of the oldest and most prestigious community bands in the Midwest and has been performing since 1919. Since 2021, the band has been managed by Washington Pavilion Management, Inc., which administers the budget, books venues and provides marketing and payroll services. The Augustana University School of Music provides musical leadership, including planning rehearsals, programming performances, recruiting band members, developing performance standards and maintaining the band’s assets.

About Washington Pavilion Management, Inc. (WPMI)
Washington Pavilion Management, Inc. is a private 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization and the largest arts organization in the state. The management company oversees and programs two historic City of Sioux Falls facilities: the Washington Pavilion of Arts & Science and the Orpheum Theater Center. The company also provides professional management services, including administration, arts, science and educational programming; ticketing; event management; marketing; and more to other arts and nonprofit organizations. For information, please visit

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