As part of the 2023 Bishop Hill Civil War Days, the 33rd Illinois Volunteer Regiment Band will be performing a concert at the Bishop Hill park gazebo at 1 p.m. on Saturday May 6.  Later that evening from 7 to 9 p.m., the band will also be performing at a Civil War Ball outside the Steeple Building Museum.  Both of these activities are free and open to the public.

The 33rd Illinois Volunteer Regiment Band has performed for historic programs, school events, and civic events throughout the Midwest, including many performances in Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Missouri, Ohio, Kentucky, and Wisconsin. The band also plays at military balls and conducts educational programs that address the history of the Civil War era brass band movements and the evolution of brass instruments. The band’s uniforms, sewn from natural wool fibers, are authentic in every detail and are patterned from actual specimens worn by the Union soldier. The authenticity in dress presents the audience with the most accurate appearance possible.

For more information about the 2023 Bishop Hill Civil War Days, please contact the BHHA at 309 927-3899 or at