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Sunday, April 30, 2017

Cutting Hall,
Palatine IL
3:30pm

Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Fred P. Hall Amphitheater,
Palatine IL
8:00pm

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Fred P. Hall Amphitheater,
Palatine IL
8:00pm

Monday, July 3, 2017

Wallace Bowl at Gillson Park,
Wilmette IL
7:30pm

Tuesday, July 4, 2017

Lagoon at Dawes Park,
Evanston IL
7:30pm

Sunday, July 23, 2017

Main Beach Bandshell,
Crystal Lake IL
12:30pm

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Fred P. Hall Amphitheater,
Palatine IL
8:00pm

Monday
Apr042016

April 2016 Update

Dear Friends of the Palatine Concert Band,

A special Thank You to all the hearty souls who braved the dreary and wet weather for our Winter Concert in March.  We had a great afternoon together and on behalf of all the band members let me share how very appreciative we are of your commitment and support.
 
The Palatine Concert Band’s next concert is just around the corner:  Sunday, May 1, 2016 at 3:30 pm in Cutting Hall, 150 East Wood Street in Palatine, and it will be special.  Our music will have a decided Latin and Spanish theme, and we are very excited to present the World Premier of Tango, de Antaño a Hogaño, by Daniel French, a commissioned piece in honor of the Band’s 60th Anniversary. The translation is Tango, From the Past to the Present.  Daniel is originally from Rockford, Illinois, and is currently a doctoral student at the University of California at Los Angeles.  You can read more about him at www.danielfrenchmusic.com.  The other compositions on the program include La Fiesta Mexicana (H. Owen Reed), Conga Del Fuego Nuevo (Arturo Márquez arr. Nickel), Volver a la Montaña (Shelley Hanson), and La Procession du Rocio (Joaquin Turina, arr. A. Reed), as well as a few others.
 
Click here for a copy of our concert flyer.  If you have a favorite business other venue that will allow you to post a flyer, please feel free to do so.
 
This is our final concert of the indoor concert season, and the dates for our summer concert season in conjunction with the Palatine Park District have been announced.  Mark your calendar now for these wonderful opportunities to enjoy an outdoor concert!  All outdoor concerts are free.
 
Wednesday, June 8, 2016 -- 8:00 pm -- Palatine, Hall Amphitheater
Sunday, July 3, 2016 -- 7:30 pm -- Wilmette, Gillson Park
Monday, July 4, 2016 -- 7:30 pm -- Evanston, Dawes Park
Wednesday, July 6, 2016 -- 8:00 pm -- Palatine, Hall Amphitheater
Wednesday, July 27, 2016 -- 8:00 pm -- Palatine, Hall Amphitheater
Sunday, July 31, 2016 -- 3:15 pm -- Crystal Lake, Main Beach Bandshell
 
All indoor concerts take place at The Cutting Hall Performing Arts Center, 150 East Wood Street in Palatine. Tickets are $8 for adults and $5 for students and seniors. Children 12 and under are free, and tickets are available online at http://www.cuttinghall.org or at the Cutting Hall Box Office, (847) 202-5222. Additional information about the band can be found online at www.palatineconcertband.org, and on Facebook at www.facebook.com/palatineconcertband.
 
Thank you again for your gracious and continued support of the PCB.  We couldn’t do it without you.  We’re looking forward to seeing you Sunday May 1st at 3:30 pm.
 
 
Steve Sedlak
VP and Publicity Coordinator

 

Monday
Feb222016

February 2016 Update

Dear Friend of The Palatine Concert Band,
 
Welcome to 2016 and we appreciate the support you have shared with us for our Fall and Holiday concerts.  Our attendance was very strong, and it’s a wonderful feeling to play for a full house.  Because of your commitment to us, we are extremely positive about the remainder of the year.
 
Our next concert is coming up shortly – Sunday, March 13, 2016, at 3:30pm at The Cutting Hall Performing Arts Center, 150 East Wood Street in Palatine.  As always, Dr. Lowe and the band have been  working hard on the music for this concert, and we have an excellent lineup for you.  The program will feature Symphonic Songs for Band,Robert Russell Bennett; Inglesina, Davide Delle Cese,arr. Bourgeois; Scenes from the Louvre, Norman Dello Joio; Little Fugue, J.S. Bach, arr. Romm/Custer; and Foster On My Mind, Stephen Foster, arr. Hoshide, and others.
 
Click here for a copy of our concert flyer.  If you have a favorite business or social venue that will allow you to post a flyer, please feel free to do so.
 
Our final concert of the indoor season will be May 1st , and we have a special treat on tap for you.  The band has commissioned Daniel French, from The University of California, Los Angeles, to compose a work for the band in honor of the Band’s 60th year, entitled Tango, de antaño a hogaño (Tango, from the Past to the Present) which will be premiered at this concert.  The commissioned work along with the balance of the program will have a distinctive Spanish and Latin ‘flavor’ in celebration of Cinco de Mayo.  So mark your calendars for the May 1 concert as well.
 
We’ve also announced our summer concert dates in conjunction with the Palatine Park District.  As a special treat, the band has been invited to perform in Crystal Lake on July 31 – more about that to come.  Our remaining concerts for the balance of the 2015-2016 season are as follows:
 
Sunday, May 1, 2016                      3:30 pm               Cutting Hall
 
Summer
 
Wednesday, June 8, 2016              8:00 pm               Palatine Amphitheater
Sunday, July 3, 2016                      7:30 pm               Wilmette, Gillson Park
Monday, July 4, 2016                      7:30 pm               Evanston, Dawes Park
Wednesday, July 6, 2016                8:00 pm               Palatine Amphitheater
Wednesday, July 27, 2016              8:00 pm               Palatine Amphitheater
Sunday, July 31, 2016                     3:15 pm               Crystal Lake (Details TBA)
 
 
All indoor concerts take place at The Cutting Hall Performing Arts Center, 150 East Wood Street in Palatine. Tickets are $8 for adults and $5 for students and seniors. Children 12 and under are free, and tickets are available online at http://www.cuttinghall.org or at the Cutting Hall Box Office, (847) 202-5222. Additional information about the band can be found online at www.palatineconcertband.org, and on Facebook at www.facebook.com/palatineconcertband.
 
We hope you can join us for the remaining concerts on our schedule, and we thank you for your continued support.  See you on March 13th at 3:30pm
 
 
Steve Sedlak
VP and Publicity Coordinator

 

Sunday
Nov222015

November 2015 Update

Dear Friend of the Palatine Concert Band,
 
Welcome to our kick-off of the 2015 Holiday Season as we begin to move through the Band’s 61st concert season.  We hope you were with us for the Fall Concert – we had a great time with all the music, especially the Star Wars Trilogy, by John Williams and Donald Hunsberger.  The audience was wonderful, and we’re so thankful you came out to see and hear the Band.
 
Next up is our annual Holiday Concert – Friday December 4th at 7:00pm at the Cutting Hall Performing Arts Center in Palatine.  This promises to be wonderful way to launch the Holiday Season for young and old, and we hope you’ll make plans to join us.  The band is preparing a great concert of new tunes, traditional favorites complete with opportunities for a Sing-a-Long, a visit from Santa, and we’ll also reprise a “fan favorite” from the November concert.  The program will include: Symphonic Prelude on Adeste Fidelis, Smith; A Holiday Rhapsody, arr. MacTaggart; Toboggan Ride, Applebaum; C’est Noel, Jutras; White Christmas, Berlin, arr. Russell Bennett; and Christmas “Pop” Sing-A-Long, arr. Ployhar.
 
You can download a copy of our concert flyer here. If you know of a neighborhood business that allows you to post a flyer, please feel free to do so.
 
After the Holiday Concert, the band will take a break before returning in March on the following schedule:
  • Sunday, March 13, 2016, 3:30pm – Winter Concert
  • Sunday, May 1, 2016, 3:30pm – Spring Concert
The band is planning that the May 1 concert will be a Latin-theme concert in anticipation of Cinco de Mayo.  This should be a lot of fun, and a great lead-in to the summer season.  Mark your calendars now!
 
All indoor concerts take place at The Cutting Hall Performing Arts Center, 150 East Wood Street in Palatine. Tickets are $8 for adults and $5 for students and seniors. Children 12 and under are free, and tickets are available online at http://www.cuttinghall.org or at the Cutting Hall Box Office. Additional information about the band can be found online at www.palatineconcertband.org, and on Facebook at www.facebook.com/palatineconcertband.
 
As always – we so appreciate your support and we thank you for your patronage.   Make your plans now to attend the Holiday concert, and we look forward to seeing you on December 4th.
 
 
Warmest regards for the Holidays,
 
Steve Sedlak
VP & Publicity Coordinator
Thursday
Oct292015

October 2015 Update

Dear Friend of the Palatine Concert Band,

Welcome to the 2015 – 2016 Palatine Concert Band season!  We’re very excited to announce the kick off to our 61st season of performing in Palatine and the Northwest suburbs.  It’s absolutely amazing to think that this Band has been performing continuously since 1955!  We hope you mark your calendars and plan to join us for the downbeat of the new season.   How can you pass up the opportunity to listen to live music!
 
It’s already late October, and our first concert of the year is close at hand – Sunday, November 8, 2015 at 3:30 pm in The Cutting Hall Performing Arts Center, 150 East Wood Street in Palatine.  The band has been hard at work, and we’ve got a great program planned for you. 
 
The program for the November 8 concert will include: Allegro Barbaro, Bartok/Wallace; The Engulfed Cathedral, Debussy/Longfield; Star Wars Suite, Williams/Hunsberger; Children’s March: Over the Hills and Far Away, Grainger/Rogers; Song for Band, Bolcom; and Salute to American Jazz, Nestico.

For the balance of the year, we’ll have three additional concerts throughout the indoor season leading up to next summer:

  • Friday, December 4, 2015, 7:00pm – Annual Holiday Concert
  • Sunday, March 13, 2016, 3:30pm – Winter Concert
  • Sunday, May 1, 2016, 3:30pm – Spring Concert

I’ve also included a copy of our concert flyer which you can download here. If you know of a neighborhood business that allows you to post a flyer, please feel free to do so.
 
All indoor concerts take place at The Cutting Hall Performing Arts Center, 150 East Wood Street in Palatine. Tickets are $8 for adults and $5 for students and seniors. Children 12 and under are free, and tickets are available online at http://www.cuttinghall.org or at the Cutting Hall Box Office. Additional information about the band can be found online at www.palatineconcertband.org, and on Facebook at www.facebook.com/palatineconcertband.
 
As always – we so appreciate your support and we thank you for your commitment and patronage.   Make your plans now to attend the November concert, and we look forward to seeing you soon.
 
 
All the best,
 
Steve Sedlak
VP & Publicity Coordinator

Thursday
Sep032015

September 2015 Update

Dear Friend of the Palatine Concert Band,
 
The Palatine Concert Band would like to thank you for your wonderful and invaluable support for our indoor and outdoor concerts throughout this past 2014-2015 season.
 
In April, we were saddened to learn that our conductor, Dr. Frederick (Rick) Lowe needed surgery for an unexpected heart condition.  He found a replacement conductor for our last indoor concert – Dan Farris.  Thank you to Dan Farris for taking over on such short notice.  That concert was the only concert in our history where our current conductor and our previous conductor sat next to each other in the audience and, of course, were very proud of us.
 
We are also grateful to Ron Polancich for stepping in on extremely short notice to conduct our summer season, along with some band members as guest conductors.  A fun time was had by all.
 
We are also thankful for all the support from the Palatine Park District.  We have agreed to a new Series Subscription price for purchasing tickets to all four concerts for the 2015-2016 season of $30 for adults/$18 for seniors/students.  The regular prices are $8 for adults/$5 for seniors/students.  If you are interested in the Series Subscription, tickets are now available through the Cutting Hall Box Office, and online at http://cuttinghall.org/tickets/.
 
Looking forward, we are excited to announce our 2015-2016 Palatine Concert Band concert schedule. 
 
Cutting Hall Concerts:
Sunday, November 8, 2015    3:30 p.m.
Friday, December 4, 2015      7:00 p.m.
Sunday, March 13, 2016         3:30 p.m.
Sunday, May 1, 2016              3:30 p.m.
 
Outdoor Concerts:
Wednesday, June 8, 2016      8:00 p.m.         Fred P. Hall Amphitheater, Palatine
Sunday, July 3, 2016              7:30 p.m.         Wallace Bowl in Gillson Park, Wilmette
Monday, July 4, 2016              7:30 p.m.         The Lagoon, Dawes Park, Evanston
Wednesday, July 6, 2016        8:00 p.m.         Fred P. Hall Amphitheater, Palatine
Wednesday, July 27, 2016      8:00 p.m.         Fred P. Hall Amphitheater, Palatine
 
Please check out the Palatine Concert Band website at http://palatineconcertband.org and our Facebook at www.facebook.com/palatineconcertband for additional information about the band. 
 
As always, thank you very much for your continued support and patronage.  Rick is doing well and will be back in the fall.  We look forward to seeing you on November 8, 2015 at 3:30 p.m. in Cutting Hall.
 
With Best Regards,
 
Jan Romanowski
The Publicity Committee