Arlington Heights Community Concert Band "Moments In Time"

  • First row: Pietro Pisello, Crystal Ekstrom, Chris Boddy, Emily Roberts; Second row: Stan Mead, Andrew Baack, Mark Goldenberg, Ray Bolton

    First row: Pietro Pisello, Crystal Ekstrom, Chris Boddy, Emily Roberts; Second row: Stan Mead, Andrew Baack, Mark Goldenberg, Ray Bolton Courtesy of Suzanne Petrie

Updated 2/6/2023 8:54 AM

The Arlington Heights Community Concert Band will perform their first concert of 2023 by providing musical memories of historic events that impacted our lives. The concert will feature music specifically composed to help us remember historical events that changed history and affected our world.

Under the direction of Conductor and Artistic Director, Pietro Pisello, the concert will take place on Sunday, February 26 at 3 p.m. in the Forest View Educational Center Theater located at 2121 S. Goebbert Road, Arlington Heights. The theater doors will open at 2:30.


The musical pieces include: "Remembering Pearl Harbor" written to commemorate the 80th anniversary of this event; "Lincoln Portrait," written by Aaron Copland as a musical portrait of an "eminent American"; "Flight of Valor," an elegy to the heroes of United Flight 93 on September 11, 2001.

This concert features a special performance by the trombone section. "A Song For Japan" was composed by trombone player and composer, Steven Verhelst, for the Japanese people after the devastating 9.0 magnitude earthquake of March 11, 2011. According to Wooster High School band director Dan Adams, as a Japanese trombone player and his colleagues watched the events unfold, they began asking what they could do. They decided to make music and this piece was played by all-star trombone players from around the world who wanted to take part in the project. Our bands "all-star" trombone players will present this piece to you.

Admission is free, but the band does accept donations to offset the cost of music and production.

AHCCB, INC, is an Illinois not-for-profit corporation, is approved by the Internal exempt organization, and all donations are tax deductible to the extent provided by law. AHCCB Number (EIN) is 80-0528236.

We do ask that you reserve tickets to help us anticipate audience attendance. To reserve tickets, please email or visit no later than 10 p.m. Friday, February 24. Remaining tickets, if any, will be available at the door.

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The Arlington Heights Community Concert Band is our community's treasure trove of musical exceptionality unique to our area. This dedicated ensemble of musicians has been culturally enriching our community for more than 40 years. Most members are not professional musicians and come to rehearsals after their regular work hours to prepare for the next performance. They play for the love of music and for the pleasure of performing beautiful music for their community.

The band is in partnership with District 214 Community Education, 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. Rehearsal is held every Wednesday, 7 p.m. at Forest View Educational Center.

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