Arlington Heights Community Concert Band Presents 'Holiday Favorites'

The Arlington Heights Community Concert Band will present its annual, free holiday concert at 3 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 17, in the theater of Forest View Educational Center, 2121 S. Goebbert Road, Arlington Heights.

The 80 plus volunteer band members, ranging in ages from 14 to 80 plus, will perform holiday favorites like "Sleigh Ride," "A Charlie Brown Christmas," "Rhapsody for Hanukkah" and many more.

Artistic Director and Conductor Pietro Pisello, asked the band to suggest their favorite holiday songs to create this concert, "Holiday Favorites."

The concert is free, but seating is limited. Concerts are typically a full house. To reserve tickets, please email or visit Any remaining reservations will be available at the door.

The band is a nonprofit corporation, and all donations are tax deductible to the extent provided by law. Donations are used to offset the cost of concert production and to purchase music.

The Arlington Heights Community Concert Band started with three musicians in November 1979, and has grown to more than 80 dedicated volunteer musicians of all skill level and ages. Every band member has their own story as to what they like about being a band member. Pietro Pisello, the director, and all the musicians provide the audience with absolutely the most joyful musical experience possible.

The band is in partnership with Community Education District 214, receives support from both the Arlington Heights Park District and the village of Arlington Heights. The mission of the Arlington Heights Community Concert Band is to provide musical entertainment to the community, to provide opportunities for community members to join and be part of a musical organization, to provide for individual musical expression and growth and to contribute to the community's music appreciation.

Information about the band is available at

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