Northwest Concert Band happy to be back for May 1 concert

  • The Northwest Concert Band at its 2016 spring concert. The band returns for an in-person performance Sunday, May 1.

    The Northwest Concert Band at its 2016 spring concert. The band returns for an in-person performance Sunday, May 1. Courtesy of David Lomblad

 
 
Posted4/26/2022 9:47 AM

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 at 3 p.m. Sunday, May 1, at St. Colette Church, 3900 Meadow Drive, Rolling Meadows.

 

Hear exciting and moving selections composed and arranged especially for the full concert band. Repertoire includes a variety of musical genres such as classical, marches, Broadway, pop, rock, swing, jazz and more.

Tickets for the May 1 concert are $7 and available at the door; free for ages ages 18 and younger.

In the past, the band's 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.

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 at 7:30 p.m. Mondays at St. Colette Parish Hall.

In addition to concerts, the band works with local communities to provide interesting musical experiences, including parade participation, workshops, educational opportunities and the chance to play with and conduct the band.

For information, contact Randy Steinberg at (847) 420-0529, or email RandyASteinberg@gmail.com, or visit northwestconcertband.org or follow on Facebook.

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