Celebrate the holidays with the Elk Grove Village Concert Orchestra, under the direction of Maestro Randy Steinberg, at one of their two upcoming concerts in December.
After more than a year of pandemic silence, the band’s musicians can’t wait to perform and entertain audiences once again.
The program will feature both familiar and fresh new arrangements of popular holiday favorites, including Leroy Anderson’s âA Christmas Festivalâ.
The first holiday concert will be held at 2 p.m. on Sunday, December 12 at Christus Victor Lutheran Church, 1045 S. Arlington Heights Road, Elk Grove Village.
The second will be a 3 p.m. rehearsal on Sunday, December 19 at St. Colette Catholic Church, 3900 Meadow Drive, Rolling Meadows.
At both concerts, tickets are only available at the door. The cost is $ 7 for adults and free for children under 12.
Although out of sight of the public, the group has not been idle. It has been awarded two consecutive grants from the Illinois Arts Council Agency, started operations last summer as the Elk Grove Village Concert Band, and has even added a few new members.
Originally founded in 2015 as Northwest Concert Band by director Ralph Wilder, the current Elk Grove Village Concert Band is one of the premier community concert groups in the northwest suburbs of Chicago. Its 50 and more members have delighted audiences all year round.
Musicians of all ages who play a musical instrument are encouraged to join us. There is no audition, but members are asked to attend the weekly rehearsals on Mondays at 7:30 p.m. at St. Colette Parish Hall, 3902 Meadow Drive, Rolling Meadows.
The repertoire includes a variety of musical genres such as classical, marches, Broadway, pop, rock, swing, jazz, etc. In the past, its concert programs have featured guest artists, soloists, singers, vocal ensembles, narrators, and even unique instruments.
In addition to concerts, the Elk Grove Village Concert Band works with local communities to provide engaging musical experiences, including participation in parades, workshops, educational programs, and opportunities to perform with and lead the group.
For more information, contact Randy Steinberg at (847) 420-0529 or [email protected], visit www.EGVBand.org or follow us on Facebook.
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