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Ludington Guard Band - Celebrating 135 Years

Every Tuesday evening during the summer you will find the community of Menomonie gathered in Wilson Park, laughing and socializing with friends and neighbors, enjoying sweet treats and goodies, and listening to the lively sounds of the Ludington Guard Band. Named after a cavalry unit, the Ludington Guard Band was officially organized in 1888, with roots dating to 1877. From a small group modeled after military bands, to a modern concert band of over 65 members, it is the oldest continually performing community band in the state of Wisconsin.

Over the past 135 years, the band has gone through many changes, but it has always provided free summer concerts for the Menomonie community. Today, the Ludington Guard Band performs 10 concerts throughout the summer at the bandshell in Wilson Park. Scout Troops perform the flag raisings. Non-profit organizations offer pie, ice cream, popcorn, and other treats to snack on. There are a number of themed concerts, to include Patriotic Night, Circus Night, and Christmas in July. 




All Ages


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Every Tuesday until Aug. 8, 7:30-9pm

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Wilson Park Band Shell
Wilson Ave & 8th St East
Menomonie, WI 54751