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Sunday, November 12, 2017

Cutting Hall,
Palatine IL
3:30pm

Friday, December 1, 2017

Cutting Hall,
Palatine IL
7:00pm

Sunday, March 11, 2018

Altergott Auditorium at Palatine High School,
Palatine IL
3:30pm

Sunday, April 29, 2018

Cutting Hall,
Palatine IL
3:30pm

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
Thursday
Jul022015

July 2015 Update

Dear Friend of the Palatine Band,
 
We hope you had an opportunity to join us for our first summer concert in Palatine in June.  It was a delightful evening, and the music was superb.   Thanks for your support!
 
We’re now pushing into the concentrated part of our summer schedule.  This week, we’ll make our annual sojourn to the North Shore for our concerts centered on the July 4thHoliday.  We’ll focus our music on an all-American program for July 3rd and 4th – with many of your favorites including marches, show-tunes, patriotic Americana, and capped by a wonderful arrangement of Antonin Dvorak’s From the New World (Finale).  For both July 3rd and 4th, our concert will be followed by fireworks in Wilmette and Evanston. 
 
Here’s the remainder of our summer concert season:
 
Friday, July 3, 7:30 pm                 Gillson Park, Wilmette 
Saturday, July 4, 7:30 pm             Lagoon at Dawes Park, Evanston 
Wednesday, July 8, 8:00 pm         Fred P. Hall Amphitheater 
Wednesday, July 29, 8:00 pm       Fred P. Hall Amphitheater 
 
The outdoor concerts are free, and we hope you can make plans to spend some time with us this summer.  Grab a lawn chair or blanket, a picnic basket and your favorite beverage.  We hope to see you on one of these warm summer evenings.
 
As always, you can find more information about the Band at www.palatineconcertband.org, or at www.facebook.com/palatineconcertband. You can also find out more about the Palatine Park District summer schedule of events at www.palatineparks.org.
 
We know the holidays are a busy time for everyone. Bring your family and friends, and take time to enjoy some live music in a great setting under the stars.  We are grateful for your support and hope to see you soon!
 
Best Regards,
 
Steve Sedlak
VP and Publicity Coordinator

 

Saturday
May232015

May 2015 Update

Dear Friend of the Palatine Concert Band,
 
We hope you were able to join us for the final concert of the indoor season with our featured composition, Aaron Copland’s Lincoln Portrait, and our guest narrator Carl Grapentine.  Thank you all for coming, and thank you Carl, for an inspiring presentation. We also want to thank Dan Farris, Senior Lecturer at Northwestern University and Assistant Conductor of the Northshore Concert Band for stepping in as guest director due to Rick Lowe’s health concerns (see below).  Thank you Dan!  It was a great year for all of us… thanks you all of you!  Now… on to Summer!
 
The kick-off to our summer season is just around the corner.  Our first concert of this busy, outdoor season is Wednesday June 10th at 8:00pm, at the Fred P. Hall Amphitheater, 262 E Palatine Road in Palatine.  The band is preparing some great music for your listening pleasure at this first concert.  The concert will include: Poet and Peasant OvertureFranz von Suppe, Arr. M.C. Meyrelles, V.F. Safranek; Belle of the Ball, Leroy Anderson; Three Pieces for American Band Set No:2, Timothy Broege; and American Overture for Band, Joseph Willcox Jenkins, and other selections to round out the program.
 
For the summer concert season, the band will be under the direction of Ronald Polancich.  Mr. Polancich is the former director of the Palatine Concert Band and will take the podium in place of Rick Lowe who is on a leave of absence during the summer to undergo heart surgery in early June.  Our thoughts and prayers are with Rick for a speedy recovery, and expect he will rejoin the band in the fall. 
 
Finally, be sure to mark your calendar for the remainder of our summer concert dates.  Including the June 10th concert, we have three Wednesday evenings scheduled at the Fred Hall Amphitheater in Palatine and our two special engagements in Wilmette and Evanston on July 3 and 4
 
Friday, July 3, 7:30 pm, Gillson Park, Wilmette 
Saturday, July 4, 7:30 pm, Lagoon at Dawes Park, Evanston 
Wednesday, July 8, 8:00 pm, Fred P. Hall Amphitheater 
Wednesday, July 29, 8:00 pm, Fred P. Hall Amphitheater 
 
All outdoor concerts are free, and we hope you can make plans to spend an evening or two with us this summer.  Grab a lawn chair or blanket, a picnic basket and your favorite beverage.  We hope to see you on one of these warm summer evenings.  As always, you can find more information about the Band at www.palatineconcertband.org, or at www.facebook.com/palatineconcertband. You can also find out more about the Palatine Park District summer schedule of events at www.palatineparks.org.
 
Thanks so much for your support and we look forward to seeing you sometime this summer.
 
 
Best regards,
 
Steve Sedlak
VP and Publicity Coordinator

 

Saturday
Apr182015

April 2015 Update

Dear Friend of the Palatine Concert Band,
 
The Palatine Concert Band, under the direction of Dr. Frederick Lowe, is delighted to welcome you to the final indoor concert of our 2014-2015 Palatine Concert Band concert season. We’re excited to share the details of our Spring Concert, coming up on May 3rd at 3:30 pm in Cutting Hall, in Palatine.  
 
The concert program will include the following selections: Athletic Festival March, Sergei Prokofiev; Puszta, Jan Van Der Roost; Toccata Marziale, Ralph Vaughan Williams; and Allerseelen, Richard Strauss.  The band will also present a special performance of Aaron Copland’s Lincoln Portrait, narrated by WFMT radio personality Carl Grapentine.
 
concert flyer is available for you to download here, and if you have a favorite place of business that allows a poster, we hope you’ll print out a copy and share it with your family, friends, and community.

We also want to share with you the upcoming concert schedule for the summer season.  Our summer concerts include:

Wednesday, June 10, 8:00 pm, Fred P. Hall Amphitheater 
Friday, July 3, 7:30 pm, Gillson Park, Wilmette 
Saturday, July 4, 7:30 pm, Lagoon at Dawes Park, Evanston 
Wednesday, July 8, 8:00 pm, Fred P. Hall Amphitheater 
Wednesday, July 29, 8:00 pm, Fred P. Hall Amphitheater 
 
All indoor concerts take place at Cutting Hall, 150 East Wood Street, in Palatine. Tickets are $8 for adults and $5 for students/seniors, and are available at the Cutting Hall Box Office, or online at http://cuttinghall.org/speaker-lineup/palatine-concert-band .
 
The Fred P. Hall Amphitheater is located at 262 E Palatine Road in Palatine. We hope you will be able to join us for the balance of the indoor season as well as the summer evenings. All outdoor concerts are free!
 
Additional information about the band can be found online at www.palatineconcertband.org, and on Facebook at www.facebook.com/palatineconcertband.
 
As always, thank you very much for your continued support and patronage. If it weren’t for you, we would not have a reason for being here. We look forward to seeing you on May 3rd at 3:30pm in Cutting Hall. 
 
With Best Regards,
 
Steve Sedlak
VP and Publicity Coordinator

Monday
Feb092015

Performances for 2015

Dear Friend of the Palatine Concert Band,

Welcome to 2015!   We’re very excited to share with you our upcoming concert schedule for this year, and to let you know the band is hard at work preparing for both our March and May concerts.   Our summer schedule was just finalized and we wanted to give you a chance to get these dates on your calendar and plan to share some time with us.  Our dates are as follows:
Sunday, March 15 3:30 pm  Cutting Hall
Sunday, May 3 3:30 pm  Cutting Hall
Wednesday, June 10 8:00 pm Fred P. Hall Amphitheater
Friday, July 3 7:30 pm Gillson Park, Wilmette
Saturday, July 4 7:30 pm Lagoon at Dawes Park, Evanston
Wednesday, July 8 8:00 pm Fred P. Hall Amphitheater
Wednesday, July 29 8:00 pm Fred P. Hall Amphitheater
Sunday, November 8 3:30 pm Cutting Hall
Friday, December 4 7:00 pm Cutting Hall
 
As a reminder - the addresses for our venues are:
Cutting Hall 150 E. Wood Street, Palatine
Fred P. Hall Amphitheater 262 E. Palatine Road, Palatine
Gillson Park Lake Avenue, Wilmette
Lagoon at Dawes Park Sheridan Road [between Church and Davis Streets], Evanston
 
You can find us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/palatineconcertband, or at www.palatineconcertband.org
We’re very much looking forward to this coming year, and we hope to see you soon at one of our concerts.  Thank you very much for your support – we love playing for you – it makes all of us happy!
See you soon!

Steve Sedlak
VP and Publicity Coordinator