Greater Decatur Youth Band

Sponsored by Millikin University and Decatur Park District

Celebrating 25 years of success in central Illinois!

marching band

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Marching in the 2015 Decatur Celebration Parade. We welcomed the Mister Softee Ice Cream Truck to our concerts this year



  • Students who have just completed 4th - 6th grades rehearse from 9:00-10:15
  • Rehearsals are Monday and Wednesday, June 11 -August 4, 2017
  • Students completing 7th-10th grades rehearse from 10:30-11:45 a.m.
  • All rehearsals are at Kirkland Fine Arts Center (Millikin University), room 136


  • Students playing woodwind, brass, and percussion instruments who have completed one year of band.


  • $68 for per student resident.
  • $75 per student non-resident.
  • Discount for second child in family.

2018 performance schedule

  • Wednesday, July 11 at 7 p.m. (at Fairview Park) "At the Movies"
  • Wednesday, July 18 at 6 p.m. (Millikin University Quad) with the Decatur Municipal Band
  • Monday, July 23 at 6:30 p.m. (Central Park) with the Decatur Municipal Band
  • Tuesday, July 31 at 6:30  (Millikin Homestead) with Summer Strings
  • Saturday, August 4 at 10 a.m. (Decatur Celebration Parade)

More information

  • Download the Greater Decatur Youth Band 2018 Flyer
  • Mail form and payment to the Decatur Park District Office, 620 East Riverside Ave. Decatur, IL 62521 or the DISC 1295 West Wood St., Decatur, IL 62522.
  • Registration can also be completed online at
  • For additional information, contact Neal Smith, Coordinator of Instrumental Music Education, Millikin University at or 217.424.6358.
  • Youth Scholarship Program