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


Kyle Grillot - kgrillot@shawmedia.com

Lou Ness smiles as Mayor Brian Sager awards her for her completion of an approximately 750-mile trek to the capitol to raise awareness for issuers relating to poverty, in between songs during the Woodstock City Band performance celebrating it's 130th year of existence. 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.