The DeKalb Municipal Band may be traveling abroad next summer to celebrate the anniversary of D-Day in Normandy, France.
DeKalb Municipal Band conductor Kirk Lundbeck says he submitted the application for the band to perform in France back in April.
“I mean, it was one of those things, where, ‘Oh, what the heck, I might as well try it,’” Lundbeck said. “Kind of like buying a lottery ticket; what’s it going to hurt?”
And, to Lundbeck’s surprise, the band was chosen to be the one from Illinois to play in Normandy.