Come and welcome “The Big Noise from Scottville” to Rockford! When you see the Scottville Clown Band, you’re amused by their colorful attire and crazy antics. When you hear them play, you’re amazed at their extraordinary talent. They’ve been entertaining crowds in Michigan for over 100 years, with no sign of slowing down.
In 1903, a musical group of Scottville merchants dressed up as hillbillies and began entertaining at local carnivals. Their popularity grew until World War II called its members away and the group disbanded. In 1947, a local businessman, Ray Schulte, resurrected the group, and to this day, the Scottville Clown Band continues to bring smiles to countless faces. The horns, cymbals and drums give the Clown Band their other name: “The Big Noise from Scottville.”
The Scottville Clown Band will perform during the Start of Summer Celebration Parade on Saturday, June 12 at 11:00 a.m. and in the Lion’s Beverage Tent from Noon to 1:30 p.m. This FREE event is sponsored by the Rockford Chamber of Commerce.