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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

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

 

Tuesday
Nov252014

2014 Holiday Season Update

Dear Friend of the Palatine Concert Band,
 
I hope you were able to join us for our first concert of the season on November 9.  We had a great audience and we thank you for your attendance and your patronage.  We had fabulous support from some of our local high school students, and we appreciate that commitment from the local community.  It’s gotten pretty cool (okay cold!) in Chicagoland in the past week, and it’s time to move forward into winter.
 
Our annual Holiday Concert will come up quickly on Friday December 5, at 7:00pm in Cutting Hall, located at 150 E. Wood St., Palatine, IL.  Music of the season, appropriate for all ages will be performed and for the children, we’ve arranged for a special visitor from the North Pole.  This is a terrific and marvelous holiday activity for the whole family!
 
We have some wonderful tunes planned for you - both for your listening pleasure and participatory sing-alongs!  Our lineup includes favorites such as : A Charlie Brown Christmas, Vince Guaraldi; A Christmas Celebration, Kenny Bierschenk; Bells, Ian McDougall; Rhapsody for Hanukkah, Stephen Bulla; Christmas “Pop’” Sing-a-Long; and The Holly and the Ivy, arranged by Chip Davis (Mannheim Steamroller), as well as a few others.
 
Looking towards 2015, we’ll have two additional concerts throughout the indoor season leading up to next summer:
  • Sunday, March 15, 2015, 3:30pm – Winter Concert
  • Sunday, May 3, 2015, 3:30pm – Spring Concert
 
As a reminder, at the May 3, 2015 concert, we will perform Aaron Copland’s A Lincoln Portrait, narrated by WFMT radio personality Carl Grapentine.  This is certain to be a classic and you won’t want to miss it!   Mark your calendars now for these future concert dates.
 
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 Cutting Hall, 150 East Wood Street in Palatine. Tickets are $8 for adults and $5 for students and seniors, and children 12 and under are free.  Tickets are available online at http://www.cuttinghall.org/palatineconcertband.htm or at the Cutting Hall Box Office. Additional information about the band can be found online atwww.palatineconcertband.org, and on Facebook at www.facebook.com/palatineconcertband.
 
As always – we so appreciate your support and we thank you for your encouragement.   Make your plans now to attend the Holiday concert, and we look forward to seeing you on December 5th.
 
 
Warmest regards,
 
Steve Sedlak
VP & Publicity Coordinator
Tuesday
Nov042014

November 2014 Update

Dear Friend of the Palatine Concert Band,

Welcome to the 2014 – 2015 Palatine Concert Band season!  We’re very excited to kick off a new year after a very successful summer tour of Palatine and the North Shore.  There’s music all around you – all you need to do is listen!  High school and college bands in the football stadiums, professional groups abound throughout the Chicagoland area, and young people in middle grades picking up their instrument for the very first time – an exciting time indeed!  How can you pass up the opportunity to listen to live music!
 
It’s already November, and our first concert of the year is close at hand – Sunday, November 9, 2014 at 3:30 pm in Cutting Hall, 150 East Wood Street in Palatine.  The band has been hard at work, and we’ve got a great program planned for you. 
 
Our concert program will include the following selections plus few others: Hungarian March by Hector Berlioz; Colonial Song by Percy Grainger; After “The Thunderer” by Ira Hearshen; The Red Pony by Aaron Copland; and Symphonic Dance No.3 “Fiesta”by Clifton Williams.
 
For the balance of the year, we’ll have three additional concerts throughout the indoor season leading up to next summer:
  • Friday, December 5, 2014, 7:00pm – Annual Holiday Concert
  • Sunday, March 15, 2015, 3:30pm – Winter Concert
  • Sunday, May 3, 2015, 3:30pm – Spring Concert
 
We’re also excited to share with you that at the May 3, 2015 concert, we will perform Aaron Copland’s A Lincoln Portrait, narrated by WFMT radio personality Carl Grapentine.  This is certain to be a classic and you won’t want to miss it!   Mark your calendars now for these future concert dates.
 
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 Cutting Hall, 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/palatineconcertband.htm 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 9th concert, and we look forward to seeing you soon.
 
 
All the best,
 
Steve Sedlak
VP & Publicity Coordinator
Wednesday
Jul092014

July 2014 Update

We trust you had a great Independence Day celebration, and you’re now ready to enjoy the 2nd half of the summer!   The band completed two wonderful concerts on the North Shore in Wilmette and Evanston on July 3rd and 4th, each followed by a superb fireworks display.   We hope you were able to join us and appreciate the music and entertainment that helps us recognize this most important national holiday. Happy Birthday America!
 
Our next concert will be this coming Wednesday, July 9, at 8:00 pm in the Fred P Hall Amphitheater, 262 E Palatine Road in Palatine.  As always - these outdoor concerts are available at a great price – free!  As you may recall, we encountered just a little bit of mist towards the end of our June concert.  However, at this writing, the weather promises to be drier and warmer. So bring a friend, come on out and enjoy an evening with us.
 
We have a great line-up of hits planned for your listening enjoyment, including ---  Liberty Fanfare (Williams/Curnow),  Folk Song Suite (Vaughan Williams), March of the Belgian Paratroopers (Leemans), Hypnotic Fireflies (Balmages), and A Gershwin Tribute to Love (arr. Heisinger).  Additionally, we’ll reprise a few of the special patriotic numbers we played on the North Shore, just in case you missed them.
 
Our final concert of the summer will be Wednesday, July 30, at 8:00 pm at the Fred P Hall Amphitheater.  After that, we’ll take some time off before resuming rehearsals in September.
 
Looking forward, the Palatine Concert Band has announced its concert dates for the 2014-2015 season.  All indoor concerts take place at Cutting Hall, 150 E Wood Street in Palatine.
 
Sunday November 9, 2014 @3:30pm
Friday, December 5, 2014 @7:00pm
Sunday, March 15, 2015 @3:30pm
Sunday, May 3, 2015 @ 3:30pm
 
We hope you’ll be able to join us for one or both of our remaining concerts in the next few weeks.  It’s a great time to get outside, enjoy the great weather, and hear some live music.  We truly enjoy playing for you, and we hope you can take advantage of the opportunity.  Feel free to forward this email on to a friend and bring them out with you.
 
For more information about the band or our concert schedule, you can check our website,www.palatineconcertband.org.  You can also get more information about the Sounds of Summer, brought to you by the Palatine Park District, athttp://www.palatineparks.org/amphitheater.html.
 
As always, thank you for your support.