Bottle band to perform Sunday at Forest View in Arlington Hts.

The St. Luke’s Bottle Band will perform in concert at 3 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 10, at Forest View Educational Center Theater, 2121 S. Goebbert Road, Arlington Heights. They will perform a wide variety of music including classical, jazz and Chicago sports team theme songs.

The Northwest Suburban Community Concert Association, in partnership with District 214 Community Education, is hosting the concert. Thrivent Financial is underwriting the concert.

The concert is open to the public and there is no admission charge for this nearly free concert, but concertgoers are requested to bring two canned goods or a $5 cash donation for the St. Peter’s Food Pantry in Schaumburg.

The members of the St. Luke’s Bottle Band, from St. Luke’s Lutheran Church in Park Ridge have been entertaining audiences with their unique style of music making for 35 years.

Founded in 1978 by Professor Paul Phillips, the group uses tuned bottles to play everything from Bach to the blues. The band has been heard on National Public Radio and seen on Wild Chicago, the NBC Evening News, America’s Got Talent, and twice on The Late Show with David Letterman. The bottle band also performed at major Lutheran church conferences and with local symphony orchestras.

The bottle band has raised more than over $200,000 for various charities and organizations. For information, visit, click “Celebrating Our Community” and then select “Bottle Band.” For information about the Northwest Suburban Community Concert Association, go to

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