Cantigny Civil War Concert

Sunday, October 5th - Cantigny Park in Wheaton, IL


Sunday, October 5th

Students should arrive at 12:30pm for set-up & warm-up. Please drop your child-off at the parking lot of the Visitor's Center and park. You will see the band set-up in the field.

Performance time: 1:30-2:00pm *Please note the time change

In the even of rain, Mr. Ozsvath will send an email to all 8th grade band parents at 12pm if the performance is cancelled because of the weather. This performance will not be rescheduled.

Reenactment Schedule

10:00 Infantry Battalion Parade in camp

10:30 Drill – all arms in camp

11:00 US Grant in front of the Visitors Center

1:00 US Grant in front of the Visitors Center

1:30 Rotolo Middle School Band: Civil War Music on the parade field

2:00 Battle on the parade field

2:45 Medical Demonstration

3:00 Evening Brigade Parade & Colors in camp


Cantigny Park - 1S151 S Winfield Rd, Wheaton, IL 60189

Arrival: Tell the guard at the front entrance that your child is playing in the RMS Band as part of the Reenactment. The entry fee is waived.

We are performing on the parade field, near the Visitor's Center. Please drop your child-off at the parking lot of the Visitor's Center and park.

Cantigny is a beautiful park! There are lots of things to see and do during the Civil War Reenactment weekend. Immediately following our performance, there is a live reenactment battle at 2:00pm. *You may want to bring folding chairs for the concert.

What to Bring and Wear

  • Woodwinds & brass should bring their own instrument, music, & folding music stand.
  • Percussionists should bring their stick bag and music.
  • Mr. Ozsvath is bringing the band trailer with the percussion instruments.


  • Red band polo
  • Black pants, shoes, & socks. It is important that everyone wears the appropriate footwear. Please make sure shoes fit. Gym shoes are not acceptable.

Additional information

The week of Sept. 29th, the students will be learning about the music and musicians of the Civil War. We will be participating in a special video chat with Scott Schwartz at the University of Illinois. The students will hear performances of Civil War songs on vintage instruments like the sax horn, and learn what it was like to be a musician in the military.

The students will also experience a Civil War fashion show featuring full uniforms and accessories from both the Union and Confederate sides during the week of Sept. 29th.