Arlington Heights Community Concert Band presents ‘Breaking the Glass Ceiling’


“Breaking the Glass Ceiling” – A Tribute to Women in Music

Submitted by Suzanne Petrie

Come celebrate the beautiful music composed or sung by women.

The Arlington Heights Community Concert Band will pay tribute to two of America’s famous singers, Judy Garland and Whitney Houston. Julie Giroux (American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers), Italian Rhapsody will include Funiculi! Funicula!, The Italian Wedding Song and other delightful pieces. The concert will also feature two female band members, Bobbi Webber as guest conductor and Deb Loftus as oboe soloist.

The concert is at 3 p.m. on Sunday, April 24, 2022, at the Forest View Educational Center Theater, 2121 S. Goebbert Road, Arlington Heights. The concert is free, but places are limited.

Concerts are usually sold out. To reserve tickets, email [email protected] or visit

All remaining reservations will be available at the door.

Current CDC and Illinois COVID guidelines will be followed.

This concert is the band’s annual food drive. This year, the group will collect goods for local Ukrainian refugees. We’ll collect bobbin items, baby supplies, cleaning supplies, feminine hygiene products, shampoo, and any items you find useful. There will be a table in the lobby for your donation. The band is a not-for-profit corporation and all donations are tax deductible to the extent provided by law.


The Arlington Heights Community Concert Band began with three musicians in November 1979 and has grown to over 65 dedicated volunteer musicians of all skill levels and ages. Each band member has their own story of what they like about being a band member. Pietro Pisello, artistic director and conductor, together with all the musicians offer the public the most joyful musical experience possible.

Interested musicians are always welcome. Membership is open to anyone aged 14 and over who has experience playing a musical instrument. No audition is required and seating placement is at the discretion of the conductor. The band members have a variety of 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. The first rehearsals of each concert cycle leave time for interested potential musicians to “test us”.

The band is proud to announce that the Arlington Heights Arts Commission has honored the Arlington Heights Community Band Orchestra with its Cultural Arts Award. The Cultural Arts Award celebrates the achievements of Arlington Heights artists or groups of artists who have created a significant body of work in their field.

The group is in partnership with Community Education District 214, receives support from 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 community members with the opportunity to join and be part of a musical organization, to provide musical expression and growth individuals and contribute to the music of the community. appreciation. Group information is available at www.arlingtonheightsband.orgor by contacting the artistic director and conductor, Pietro Pisello [email protected]


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