F-16 flyover scheduled for City Band concert on Fourth of July
STEVENS POINT — Mayor Mike Wiza announced today that the city has received approval for a military flyover during this Wednesday’s Fourth of July City Band Concert.
“This week’s City Band concert will have a patriotic theme, being Independence Day. It seemed appropriate to have the flyover during that time.” said Mayor Wiza. “Hopefully we’ll have good weather. It’s a pretty impressive sight to see two F-16’s in the air.”
According to a city news release, Wiza worked with Airport Manager Jason Draheim and Col. Steve Kensick from the 115th Fighter Wing out of Madison, Wis. The planes will be making appearances over several Central Wisconsin communities on the 4th of July in conjunction with the holiday.
The City Band plays at Pfiffner Pioneer Park in the bandshell each Wednesday during the summer beginning at 7pm. A complete schedule can be found on the city website at stevenspoint.com. This week’s theme is “Three Cheers for the Red, White and Blue”. The flyover is scheduled right before 8pm.
“Obviously it’ll go quick, so you’ll want to get there early. Bring your chairs and some cool drinks and enjoy the evening”.
In case of rain, the concerts will be held in the gymnasium at St. Paul Lutheran Church and School, 1919 Wyatt Ave. Folding chairs will be available at St. Paul’s, and audience members are also welcome to bring their lawn chairs.
For more information, contact Mayor Wiza’s office at 715-346-1570.