The Northwest Concert Band will perform May 1 at Rolling Meadows

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It’s time to get out there and enjoy life! Please join the Northwest Concert Band for their first major concert in two years. After more than a year of pandemic silence, the band’s musicians can’t wait to perform and entertain audiences again. Listen to exciting and moving selections composed and arranged especially for the full orchestra.

Founded in 2015 by the late Ralph Wilder, it is one of the leading community concert bands in the northwest suburbs of Chicago. Its more than 50 members delight the public throughout the year. Musicians of all ages who play a band instrument are encouraged to join. There is no audition, but members are asked to attend weekly rehearsals, which are held Monday evenings at 7:30 p.m. at St. Colette Parish Hall, 3902 Meadow Drive, Rolling Meadows.

The repertoire includes a wide variety of musical genres such as classical, marches, Broadway, pop, rock, swing, jazz, etc. In the past, its exciting concert programs have featured guest artists, soloists, singers, vocal ensembles, narrators and even unique instruments never seen before. Some guests have included local television and radio personalities as well as soloists from the Chicago Symphony Orchestra.

In addition to concerts, the band works with local communities to provide engaging musical experiences, including participation in parades, workshops, educational opportunities, and opportunities to perform with and lead (yes lead!) the band! Contact Randy Steinberg at (847) 420-0529, or email [email protected] for more information, or to join the group, visit the group’s website northwestconcertband.org or follow us on Facebook.

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