The Northwest Concert Band will resume performances on July 4 after a year of silence during the pandemic. The musicians in the band were eager to play – they even added a few new members.
A contingent will perform in the Rolling Meadows Parade, which begins at 11:30 a.m. on Sunday, July 4.
Later that evening, at 7:30 p.m., celebrate the return of the entire band at their first post-COVID concert. Hear patriotic tunes, musicals, marches, and special numbers featuring some of the group’s soloists.
The concert will take place on the grounds of St. Colette Catholic Church, 3900 Meadow Drive, Rolling Meadows, under the direction of Randy Steinberg. Bring lawn chairs for a good view of the fireworks near Sainte-Colette after the concert.
The group will perform another free outdoor concert in St. Colette at 7:30 pm on July 26th. The theme will be “Back To The Movies”. Take part in a celebration of the magic of cinema, from Indiana Jones to Star Wars, as the group celebrates stunning movie soundtracks.
The Northwest Concert Band was founded in 2015 by director Ralph Wilder and a group of passionate musicians. One of the premier community concert groups in the northwest suburbs of Chicago, the 50-plus member group has thrilled audiences year round.
The group welcomes musicians of all ages. There is no audition, but members are welcome to attend weekly rehearsals to learn and play high quality and stimulating music. The group rehearses Monday evening in Sainte-Colette.
The repertoire includes a variety of musical genres such as classical, marches, Broadway, pop, rock, swing, jazz and more. The group has assembled exciting concert programs featuring guest artists, soloists, singers, vocal ensembles, narrators and even people playing unique instruments never seen before.
Some guests have included personalities from local television and radio, as well as guest soloists from the Chicago Symphony.
In addition to concerts, members also work with local communities and families to provide interesting musical experiences, including music workshops, educational opportunities, and opportunities to perform with and lead the group.
For more details, contact Randy Steinberg at (847) 420-0529 or [email protected], visit www.northwestconcertband.org or follow us on Facebook.