It was in 1890 that a local parochial school teacher drew together a number of instrumentalists from the Lebanon Cornet Band and formed another musical group, The Lebanon Concert Band. In 1939 these two groups merged to form the Lebanon Band. Today the fourth and fifth generations of the founders play in the community band. It is not unusual to have three generations play side by side in the band. The Lebanon Band stresses the love of music and a strong attachment to family and community. It is a true monument of the German culture and heritage of Lebanon.
Current officers of the band are:
- President Richard Nass
- Vice-President/Business Manager Kathy Fortlage
- Secretary Sally Schliewe
- Treasurer Robert Nass
- Board Directors Ellward Kuehl, Lester Nass and Erich Wagner
The band holds rehearsals May-August on Tuesday evenings at 8:00 p.m. in the Lebanon Town Hall.
For more information contact Business Manager Kathy Fortlage at 414-852-3851 or leave a message on the Lebanon Band Facebook page.