Municipal Band

The Le Mars Municipal Band has one of the strongest traditions of all the community bands in the state of Iowa, having been performing public concerts for over 100 years.


The band is made up of professional and amateur musicians from the city of Le Mars and surrounding communities.


The band presents 6 summer concerts during June and July at historical Foster Park. The concerts are free to the public courtesy of the City of Le Mars and friends and supporters of the band.


If you would like to make a financial contribution to the band or are interested in sponsoring a concert, please email a member of the Le Mars Municipal Band Board of Directors.

Board of Directors

Municipal Band Cancels 2020 Summer Season

The Le Mars Municipal Band has decided to cancel the 2020 concert series at Foster Park because of the COVID-19 pandemic. 

“We are sad that our band will not be able to share music with the citizens of Le Mars this summer at Foster Park”, says Corbet Butler, President of the Le Mars Municipal Band. “One of the greater joys of summer is the community coming together on Wednesday nights to enjoy the musical talents of our municipal band. Music connects people of all ages and backgrounds, and our community will miss that special connection this summer.”

Safety is our primary concern, not only for our band members but our audience as well. While social distancing is manageable for our audience members in Foster Park, the gazebo does not allow for band members to maintain enough physical distance deemed safe by the Iowa Department of Public Health. There are many members of our band and audience that fall into the highest risk categories for COVID-19 transmission, and we want to do everything possible to protect those that are most vulnerable in our community. As more health studies show us the best practices to provide safe performances, we will be eager to begin preparing for our next concert season in Foster Park.

Each year, the Municipal Band relies on community support to help fund future concert seasons at Foster Park. If you are interested in making a contribution to the Band this summer, please mail any checks or cash to John Schneider at 12179 Pioneer Ave, Le Mars 51031. We are fortunate to work with the City of Le Mars and our outstanding community to continue providing quality musical experiences for our city, and we are thankful for all of the support through our 113 years of performances.

We look forward to seeing you at Foster Park in 2021!

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