20140702 - Woodstock City Band 130 years (KG) - nwherald


Kyle Grillot - kgrillot@shawmedia.com

Luise Tipps of Crystal Lake cheers on her sons Gary and Greg Tipps while the play with the Woodstock City Band's debut performance celebrating it's 130th year of existence. Michael Sweeney composed and directed “Spring City Overture,” an overture written in part like a march, to commemorate the band’s longstanding history. The McHenry County Community Foundation awarded $4000 to the city of Woodstock to commission Sweeney's composure.