Arlington Heights concert band to perform holiday concert Dec. 19

  • Arlington Heights Community Concert Band Conductor Pietro Pisello.

    Arlington Heights Community Concert Band Conductor Pietro Pisello. Courtesy of Cara Garbarino

Updated 12/14/2021 10:27 AM

Arlington Heights Community Concert Band presents its holiday concert, "Old World Holiday," at 3 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 19, at Forest View Educational Center, 2121 S. Goebbert Road, Arlington Heights.

The holiday concert is free, but seating is limited. This concert is typically a sellout.


To reserve tickets, email or visit Any remaining reservations will be available at the door.

The band will take you on a musical journey to visit Eastern Europe with stops in Vienna, Germany, Poland and Russia. Visit The "Toymaker's Workshop" and go on a "Midnight Sleigh Ride."

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 65 dedicated volunteer musicians of all skill levels and ages. The group is led by director Pietro Pisello.

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Interested musicians are always welcome. Membership is open to anyone 14 and older who has experience playing a musical instrument. No audition is required, and seat placement is at the conductor's discretion.

Band members have varied skill levels, from professional musicians to former high school and college musicians. Weekly rehearsals are from 7-9 p.m. Wednesdays at Forest View Educational Center.

The Arlington Heights Arts Commission honored the Arlington Heights Community Concert Band with its Cultural Arts Award, which celebrates achievements of artists or groups of artists in Arlington Heights who have created a substantial body of work in their field.

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.

For more information about the band, visit

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