In The News: Embrey Is The ‘Music Man’
Dee Palmer is undoubtedly the ?music maker? for DeKalb County, but Mike Embrey could be called the ?music man.?
Unlike Professor Higgins in the Broadway hit ?Music Man,? Embrey isn?t trying to sell instruments to kids, but rather provide first class musical entertainment to this part of northern Illinois. His company, Funme Events, is based in DeKalb, and he organizes shows of all types ? Broadway revues, tattoos, concerts and parades, among other activities.
Embrey?s latest accomplishment was bringing back a national drum and bugle corps show with 11 corps participating in the week of events at the end of July. The national competition was held here for 25 years, and then it was wooed away to Kalamazoo, Mich., five years ago.
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