Sioux Falls Municipal Band

About the Sioux Falls Municipal Band

The Sioux Falls Municipal Band, one of the oldest and most prestigious bands in the nation, has been performing without interruption since 1919. The band’s performances begin with the Armed Forces Day Celebration in May each season and continue through early August. Special events include the Flag Day performance at Veterans’ Memorial Park, the Mayor’s Fourth of July Picnic, the Jaycees’ annual 4th of July Celebration, and an indoor concert at the historic Orpheum Theater.

17,000 people annually attend the Municipal Band concerts which include two performances each Sunday, and additional performances during the week. Guest performers have included world-renowned opera singer Emily Lodine, regionally noted singers Gabriel Rivero, Tammy Roberts, Sarah Schreck, and Kelly Keyser, instrumentalists Carl Hallstrom, Emily Brandel and Tyler Nettestad, and children’s entertainer Phil Baker, as well as other highly talented performers.

Band members are selected and are compensated for their services. For more information concerning the band, please contact Chris Hill at 605-332-0867.

Auditions for the Municipal Band:
Openings for the band will be filled by audition. Please contact the Bandmaster Christopher Hill at 605-201-2551 to schedule.



About the Bandmaster

Christopher Hill, Bandmaster, is well known to the Sioux Falls audiences for his performances with the South Dakota Symphony, Dakota Wind Quintet and other groups. He has performed nationally and internationally with some of the world’s most prestigious musical organizations. He holds Bachelor’s and Masters of Music degrees from Temple University.