City council’s Municipal Band decision was wrong

Citizens of Marshalltown who have attended a Memorial Day program at the local cemeteries, a Veteran’s Day program, the Courthouse dedication, the 4th of July fireworks show, or numerous other community events, will have enjoyed the patriotic spirit and music of the Marshalltown Municipal Band. We were both disappointed and saddened to see our city council vote to defund the Marshalltown Municipal Band. Certain things go into the fabric of what we call “community.” Without these things that lift us up, we devolve into a bunch of ornery old folks complaining about potholes.

The Marshalltown Municipal Band inspires patriotism and genuinely recognizes the sacrifice of our veterans. Please contact your city council representative and ask them to reverse this short-sighted decision.


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