Arlington Heights Orchestra to perform holiday concert on December 19

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Arlington Heights Community Concert Band performs their holiday concert, “Old World Holiday,” at 3 pm Sunday, December 19 at the Forest View Educational Center, 2121 S. Goebbert Road, Arlington Heights.

The Holiday concert is free, but places are limited. This concert is usually sold out.

To book tickets, email [email protected] or visit bit.ly/3EXaCsf. All remaining reservations will be available at the door.

The group will take you on a musical journey to visit Eastern Europe with stops in Vienna, Germany, Poland and Russia. Visit the ‘Toymaker’s Workshop’ and take a ‘Midnight Sleigh Ride’.

The group is a non-profit corporation and all donations are tax deductible to the extent provided by law. Donations are used to offset the production costs of concerts and to purchase music.

The Arlington Heights Community Concert Band began with three musicians in November 1979 and now numbers over 65 dedicated volunteer musicians of all skill levels and ages. The group is led by director Pietro Pisello.

Interested musicians are always welcome. Membership is open to anyone 14 years of age and over with musical instrument playing experience. No audition is required and seating is at the discretion of the conductor.

The band members have varied skill levels, from professional musicians to former high school and college musicians. Weekly rehearsals take place Wednesdays from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Forest View Educational Center.

The Arlington Heights Arts Commission honored the Arlington Heights Community Concert Band with its Cultural Arts Award, which celebrates the achievements of artists or groups of artists from Arlington Heights who have created a substantial body of work in their field.

The group is in partnership with Community Education District 214 and receives support from the Arlington Heights Park District and the Village of Arlington Heights.

For more information about the group, visit www.arlingtonheightsband.org.

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