The Joliet American Legion Band is an integral musical part of the Joliet community. The band consistently supports Joliet and Will county area events ranging from memorials and dedications to annual Flag Day ceremonies to Joliet Easter and Christmas parades. Joliet’s band has performed for the opening of the Bicentennial Park in 1976 and since then has opened and closed every summer concert series. The band has performed an annual Christmas Concert at the Rialto Theatre since 1982. For the concert tickets are exchanged for canned goods, which are donated to Joliet food pantries. The band collects about a ton of food each year for the needy of Joliet!