Kishwaukee Concert Band Celebrates 20th Season – Shaw Local


The Kishwaukee Concert Band will close its 20th season with a 3 p.m. concert Sunday at the Boutell Memorial Concert Hall in the Northern Illinois University Music Building, 550 Lucinda Drive in DeKalb.

The concert, conducted by Dave Lehman and Deb Shofner, is free and accessible to people with disabilities. Parking will be permitted in lots 3, 4 and 14.

The concert is sponsored by Lowell May in appreciation of all those who have been responsible for the existence of the Kishwaukee Concert Band since its inception in 2002. The band is also supported by the DeKalb County Community Foundation and the Mary E. Stevens Concert & Lecture . Funds.

Musical selections include “The Cowboys” by John Williams, arranged by Jay Bocook; the famous “March of Guadalcanal” from “Victory at Sea” by Richard Rogers and arranged by Leland Forsblad; “Sunburst” by Erik Morales; Don Gillis’ arrangement of “Just a Closer Walk With Thee”; “Thundercrest” by Eric Osterling; “Highlights from The Music Man,” arranged by Alfred Reed; Robert Sheldon’s three movements of “West Highlands Sojourn”; and “Overture for Winds” by Charles Carter.

Also on the program, “KYIV, 2022”, a powerful piece by Brian Balmages which represents today’s events in Ukraine, and features the Ukrainian national anthem and the powerful song “Prayer of Ukraine”.

The Kishwaukee Concert Band is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. Rehearsals are from 7:15-9:15 p.m. Wednesdays at Huntley Middle School. For more information or how to become a concert sponsor, visit


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