Summer Programs are available
when you enter the Racine Zoo.
We encourage you to patronize the businesses that have sponsored concerts and/or purchased advertisements in our program. Don't forget to mention that you saw their ad in the concert band program.
If you would like to sponsor a concert or buy an ad in the summer program,
click here for more information.
The Racine Concert Band
We are one of the oldest concert bands in the United States providing free, public concerts of high artistic integrity
Video and Audio clips of live performances by The Racine Concert Band.
-- the band maintains a year-round schedule: a summer series of seven free concerts at the Racine Zoo, concerts in the RUSD high schools, and the Fourth Fest Parade.
...proudly celebrates its 98 th consecutive year presenting free concerts to the great city of Racine, Wisconsin.
UNFORTUNATELY, OUR 2020 SUMMER CONCERT SEASON HAS BEEN CANCELLED at the Racine Zoo.
-- subsidized by the City of Racine, its generous patrons, advertisers, and corporate sponsors.
♫ The band is a nonprofit - 501(c)3 organization
Racine Concert Band
The Racine Concert Band, the official band of the City of Racine, has cancelled its 2020 summer concert season at the Racine Zoo, due to city regulations on mass gatherings during the COVID-19 pandemic.
“We kept hope alive for an abbreviated 98th season during August and early September until we learned that while mass gathering restrictions have been modified, from 25 to 100, it’s not enough for us to proceed with our summer season,” President Katie Matteson said.
Founded on June 11, 1923, when the Racine Park Board Band performed at Horlick Park, the band’s mission to provide free concerts has been fulfilled at venues across the city: on the Parks and Recreation Department “Stage on Wheels, in RUSD schools, at the North Beach Gazebo, the Washington Park Bandshell, and the Kiwanis Amphitheater in the Racine Zoo.
The Board of Directors is considering all options for alternatives to mass gathering concerts and will continue to plan innovative programs for the year ahead.
Watch for announcements/updates
on this website and on our Facebook page.