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Palatine Concert Band to perform July 31

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  • Palatine Concert Band performed in May at Fred P. Hall Amphitheater.

    Palatine Concert Band performed in May at Fred P. Hall Amphitheater.
    Palatine Park District

Palatine Park District

The Palatine Concert Band will perform a Free Sounds of Summer Concert on July 31.

The Palatine Concert Band is a volunteer adult organization. The ensemble provides an outlet for both avocational and professional musicians to perform fine wind band literature, and serves the Chicagoland area as a musical organization of high quality. While some members are highly-skilled, active performers, most are teachers, business professionals or retired individuals with one common characteristic -- a love of learning and performing the finest musical literature.

Membership in the Palatine Concert Band is open to qualified adult musicians by audition, and subject to openings in the particular section. The band rehearses every Tuesday from 8 PM to 10 PM at the Palatine Community Center, 250 East Wood Street, Palatine, Illinois.

The band is incorporated in the state of Illinois as a Not For Profit Corporation. Financial support for the band comes from the Palatine Park District, concert ticket sales, program advertising and summer concerts booked by the band. In return the Palatine Concert Band performs four formal concerts from fall to spring, and several summer concerts at the Fred P. Hall Amphitheater.

The Palatine Concert Band will be performing as part of the free Palatine Park District Sounds of Summer Concert Series on Wednesday, July 31 at 8:00pm in the Fred P. Hall Amphitheater, 262 E. Palatine Road, Palatine. The evening's performance will include the following pieces, under the direction of guest conductor, Dave Fodor.

The Star Spangled Banner -- arr. Walter Damrosch

Fanfare and Flourishes -- James Curnow

The Blue and the Gray -- Clare Grundman

Mannin Veen -- Haydn Wood

Benny Goodman, King of Swing -- arr. Paul Murtha

March of the Steel Men -- Charles Belsterling/arr. Harry L. Alford

George Gershwin: A Symphonic Portrait -- George Gershwin/arr. Bruce Chase

The Lion King -- Elton John/arr. Bruce Higgins

His Honor March -- Henry Fillmore

2013 marks the 26th year of the popular Sounds of Summer concert series featuring a wide variety of Chicagoland talent. Sounds of Summer Concerts are held at Fred P. Hall Amphitheater, 262 E. Palatine Road, beginning at 8:00pm. Most performances last 90 minutes. During Sounds of Summer concerts, concessions are open at the Poolside Cafe and restroom facilities are available. Sounds of Summer concerts are free. The weather hotline is 847-705-5123, x431.

The mission of Palatine Park District is to provide a variety of safe, enjoyable and affordable parks and recreation facilities and activities that will enhance the quality of life by promoting good health and well-being for all residents and visitors of the Palatine Park District.