The Taylorville Municipal Band has been around since 1925 and still has a full band performing every year with major support from the community. The band has around 40 members that play 10 brand new songs each week from the first week in June through the second week in August. Jim Smith, Director of the Taylorville Municipal Band said the band is made up of former band students where some may have become semi-professional, and others have continued to play throughout their lives.
Band members come from many of the surrounding communities and perform with the band both for fun, and a bit of extra incentive.
The concerts are free to attend at Hershey Towers, and to become part of the band for the 2017 concert series, call Smith at 217-824-5148. Smith was recently a guest on the NewsTalk WTIM Morning Show.