THE MARCHING ILLINI
THE LARGEST MARCHING BAND IN THE US
- Kilkenny City
The University of Illinois Band, the Marching Illini will be joining us in Kilkenny as part of our St. Patrick’s Festival 2022. Performing on March 16th, their 300 strong band will help you get in the mood for our St. Patrick’s Day Parade on the 17th March 2022.
Doing what they do best the Marching Illini will march through Kilkenny from the Castle Road down High Street beginning at 12noon on Wednesday the 16th of March. They will then return to the Castle where they will perform in the Castle grounds along with the Second Time Rounders. It’s one of the biggest collections of American Marching Bands Kilkenny will have ever seen!
The University of Illinois Band Program is among the most prominent, historic, and largest collegiate band programs in the world. They have a reputation for superb musical performance and innovation, while honoring their rich traditions. We’re excited to see what they have in store, when we welcome them back to Ireland in 2022!