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Illinois Valley Band Festival at Shepherd Middle School in Ottawa

The 58th annual Illinois Valley Band Festival will be at 5 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 24, at Shepherd Middle School gymnasium in Ottawa. Middle school band members from Mendota, Streator and Ottawa will join in a day of rehearsals followed by an evening concert. The 2018 Illinois Valley Festival Band will consist of approximately 150 students and under the direction of guest conductor Donna Martin, who retired as director of bands from Ottawa Elementary Schools.The admission is $3 for adults and $1 for seniors and students. Tickets will be sold at the door.

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