Arlington Heights Community Concert Band First fall concerts new conductor



By Suzanne Petrie, AHCCB Advertising

The Arlington Heights Community Concert Band, in partnership with District 214 Community Education, presents the first of four indoor concerts at 3 p.m. on Sunday, October 24.

The fall concert will feature the group’s new conductor, Pietro Pisello. Pietro is in his eighth year of music education and is currently the group principal at Rich East High School in Park Forest, Illinois. Pietro graduated from Ridgewood High School and received his BA in Music Education from Trinity University in Deerfield. He plays the trombone in The Sicilian Band of Chicago and is their guest conductor.

This concert will feature music composed and arranged by American composers. The band will perform music from a wide range of contemporary composers like Brian Balmages and Frank Tichelli to legends like Leroy Anderson and Leonard Bernstein, to film composers Danny Elfman (“Batman”) and John Williams (“Hook”). ).

American composer R. Christopher Teichler (ASCAP) will be the guest conductor and lead the group in two of his compositions. He is a composer, conductor, performer and teacher. His music has been performed by ensembles ranging from college orchestras to professional symphony orchestras.

The concert will take place at 3 p.m. at the Forest View Educational Center Theater, 2121 S. Goebbert Road, Arlington Heights. Admission is free, but the group accepts donations to offset the cost of music and new musical instruments.

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We ask for “tickets” to anticipate the attendance of the public. Entries are welcome. No one will be turned back at the door.

The Arlington Heights Community Concert Band is the treasure of our exceptional musical community unique to our region. This group of dedicated musicians has culturally enriched our community for over 40 years. Most of the members are not professional musicians and come to rehearsals after their normal working 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.

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