Kishwaukee Concert Band to perform March 20 – Shaw Local


DeKALB – The Kishwaukee Concert Band will celebrate the end of winter with a 3 p.m. concert on Sunday, March 20 at the Boutell Memorial Concert Hall in the Northern Illinois University Music Building.

The free performance will be conducted by Dave Lehman and Deb Shofner.

Given the enormous challenges posed by the pandemic, the band dedicates this concert to all those who work on the front lines with patients with COVID-19 and reflect on those who have passed away. The group is supported by the DeKalb County Community Foundation and the Mary E. Stevens Concert and Lecture Fund.

Music on the program includes “The Cowboys” by John Williams, arranged by Jay Bocook; “On an American Spiritual” by David R. Holsinger; the dynamic walk “El Aguila De Oro” by Jack Bocook; Richard Saucedo’s arrangement of “What a Wonderful World” by George David Weiss and Bob Thiele; “Pictures” by Robert Sheldon; “Concertino for Winds and Percussion” by John J. Morrissey; “He’s Gone Away, an Appalachian folk song arranged by Rick Kirby; “In Autumn” by William Owens; “JS Jig” by Brant Karrick; and “Tijuana Brass in Concert” by Ted Ricketts.

This is the 20th season for the all-volunteer group, and some members have been involved from the start, both playing and behind the scenes. They are Larry Apperson, Rich Carlson, Dave Lehman, Lowell May, Elli McLaughlin, Jay Monterio, Deb Shofner, Jerry Zar, Aaron Butler and John Feiken.

The Music Building is located at 550 Lucinda Avenue. It is accessible to people with disabilities. Parking is permitted in lots 3, 14 and 4 near the building. Check the group’s website for information on the current mask policy.

The Kishwaukee Concert Band is a tax exempt charity and any contribution to the band is tax deductible. Rehearsals are from 7:15-9:15 p.m. Wednesdays at Huntley Middle School.

For more information about the band or how to become a concert sponsor, visit


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