Mt. Vernon Register-News

November 5, 2013

Independent Silver Band plans special concert

Show will feature renowned clarinetist


MT. VERNON — — The Independent Silver Band will hold a special free concert at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 14 at the First United Methodist Church. It will feature the playing of bass clarinetist, Master Sgt. Jay Niepoetter.

The group uses antique instruments to recreate the sound of the original Independent Silver Band, which existed in Mt. Vernon between 1884 and 1889. The band was recreated in 2004 and performs throughout the region.

Niepoetter also plays in "The President's Own" United States Marine Band. He will perform two solos at the upcoming Independent Silver Band concert.

Learn more about the concert Wednesday on this site or in the print edition of the Register-News.