RECOGNIZING THE ADRIAN CITY BAND ON THEIR 175TH ANNIVERSARY
(Extensions of Remarks - June 19, 2012)

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[Extensions of Remarks]
[Pages E1072-E1073]
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      RECOGNIZING THE ADRIAN CITY BAND ON THEIR 175TH ANNIVERSARY

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                            HON. TIM WALBERG

                              of michigan

                    in the house of representatives

                         Tuesday, June 19, 2012

  Mr. WALBERG. Mr. Speaker, I rise today to recognize the Adrian City 
Band as they celebrate their 175th year of providing musical 
entertainment to the community of Adrian, Michigan.
  The Adrian City Band is one of the oldest continuously organized city 
bands in the

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United States, tracing their roots back to 1838. Under the leadership 
of director Jim Rice, the band of nearly 80 members recently kicked off 
their weekly summer concert series, which will feature eight 
performances with historical themes.
  In spite of the down economy and tight city finances, the band 
members and leadership have continued the tradition without pay, while 
the community has supported the band through financial donations.
  Community bands are an American tradition, and for decades, the 
Adrian City Band has offered a fine example of this civic pastime. The 
Adrian City Band will continue to entertain and impress with a series 
of eight concerts this summer at the Trestle Park bandshell, and they 
deserve recognition for their dedication and sacrifice in bringing 
entertainment to Southeast Michigan.

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