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.
Dear Friend of the Palatine Concert Band,
Welcome to 2014 as we kick off the second half of our indoor concert season. We hope you were able to join us for one or both of our first 2 concerts under the direction of newly appointed conductor, Dr. Frederick Lowe. Thank you so much for making us a part of your musical experience – there’s nothing like live music to warm you on a cold winter afternoon.
Despite the extreme cold and snow that has defined this winter season, the band has been hard at work putting together a strong program to usher in the Spring.
Our next concert is just around the corner on Sunday March 16, 2014 at 3:30 pm in Cutting Hall, 150 East Wood Street in Palatine. With a mix of modern and classical pieces, the band will excite and inspire you. In tribute to the Olympics, the program will have a clear international flavor. Our selections will include: Festive Overture, Shostakovich, arr. Hunsberger; Divertimento for Band, Persichetti; Italian in Algiers, Rossini arr. Cailliet; Variations on a Shaker Melody, Copland; Seis Manuel, Hanson; and Amazing Grace, Ticheli, as well as a few other surprises.
Looking forward to Spring, our last concert of the indoor season will be Sunday May 4, 2014 at 3:30pm, also in Cutting Hall. 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 online at http://www.cuttinghall.org/palatineconcertband.htm or at the Cutting Hall Box Office.
In June, we’ll begin our normal summer season with outdoor concerts on Wednesday June 11, July 9, and July 30 at the Fred P Hall Amphitheater, 262 E. Palatine Road, in Palatine – all start times are at 8:00pm. The summer season would not be complete without our sojourn to the North Shore – Wilmette (Wallace Bowl at Gillson Park) onThursday July 3, and Evanston (Lagoon at Dawes Park) on Thursday, July 4. We hope you will be able to join us for the balance of the indoor season as well as the summer evenings. All our outdoor concerts are free!
Additional information about the band can be found online atwww.palatineconcertband.org, and on Facebook atwww.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 onMarch 16th at 3:30pm in Cutting Hall.
With Best Regards,
VP and Publicity Coordinator
Dear Friend of the Palatine Concert Band,
We hope you were able to attend our concert on November 10, and celebrate the debut of Dr. Rick Lowe as our new director. It was a great beginning to a new era and a new season for the Band, and we so appreciate your support.
Turning the page – it’s time for our annual Holiday Concert on Friday December 13, 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 wonderful holiday activity for the whole family!
We have some great holiday favorite songs and sing-alongs on the program for you. The program includes: A John Rutter Christmas, arr. John Noble, The Sussex Mummers' Christmas Carol by Percy Grainger, How the Grinch Stole Christmas, arr. Larry Clark, Carol of the Bells, arr. Sean O'Loughlin, and Sleigh Ride and A Christmas Festival by Leroy Anderson.
Tickets are $10.00 for adults, $7.00 for student/seniors, and children 5 and under are free. Tickets are available online at http://www.cuttinghall.org/palatineconcertband.htmor at the Cutting Hall Box Office. Additional information about the band can be found online at www.palatineconcertband.org, and on Facebook atwww.facebook.com/palatineconcertband.
If you’d like, download our concert flyer here, and post it in your church, school, or favorite place of business. We hope you’ll bring a friend or another family with you on December 13th at 7:00pm, as we kick-start the Holiday season.
Don’t forget to mark your calendars for our concert dates in 2014 - our spring concerts will be held on Sunday March 16, 2013 at 7:30 pm, and Sunday May 4, 2013, at 3:30 pm. We’ll be hard at work starting in January to bring you the quality concert programs you’ve come to expect from the PCB.
Thank you very much for your support. We appreciate you being there for us and we hope to see you on December 13th. On behalf of all your friends at the Palatine Concert Band, blessings to you and your family during this special Holiday Season.
VP and Publicity Coordinator