Northwest Concert Band To Perform May 1 in Rolling Meadows

  • The Northwest Concert Band at its 2016 spring concertDavid Lomblad

    The Northwest Concert Band at its 2016 spring concertDavid Lomblad

Updated 4/8/2022 12:09 PM

Time to get out and enjoy life! Please join the Northwest Concert Band in its first major concert in two years. After more than a year of pandemic silence, the band's musicians are looking forward to playing and entertaining the public once again. Hear exciting and moving selections composed and arranged especially for the full concert band.

Founded in 2015, by the late Ralph Wilder, this is one of the premier community concert bands in Chicago's Northwest suburbs. Its 50 plus members have delighted audiences year-round. Musicians of all ages who play a band instrument are encouraged to join. There is no audition, but members are asked to attend weekly rehearsals, which are on Monday evenings at 7:30 p.m., at St. Colette Parish Hall, 3902 Meadow Drive, in Rolling Meadows.


Repertoire includes a wide variety of musical genres such as classical, marches, Broadway, pop, rock, swing, jazz, and more. In the past its exciting concert programs have featured guest artists, soloists, singers, vocal ensembles, narrators and even unique instruments not seen before. Some guests have included local TV and radio personalities as well as Chicago Symphony soloists.

In addition to concerts, the band works with local communities to provide interesting musical experiences including parade participation, workshops, educational opportunities, and opportunities to play with and conduct (yes conduct!) the band! Contact Randy Steinberg at (847) 420-0529, or email for further information, or to join the band, visit the band's web site or follow us on Facebook.

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