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Sunday, November 12, 2017

Cutting Hall,
Palatine IL

Friday, December 1, 2017

Cutting Hall,
Palatine IL

Sunday, March 11, 2018

Altergott Auditorium at Palatine High School,
Palatine IL

Sunday, April 29, 2018

Cutting Hall,
Palatine IL


December 2013 Update

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 at the Cutting Hall Box Office.  Additional information about the band can be found online at, and on Facebook
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.
Happy Holidays,
Steve Sedlak
VP and Publicity Coordinator


November 2013 Update

The summer is over, fall is in the air, and the Palatine Concert Band is hard at work, preparing for a new concert season.   We’ve got some very exciting news to share and we hope you’ll be pleased with our plans and the upcoming season.
Most importantly, we’re very excited to announce that Dr. Frederick (Rick) Lowe has been selected as the new band director for the Band.  Dr. Lowe is the currently director of ensembles at Loyola University Chicago, where he conducts the Wind Ensemble and basketball pep band, and also teaches a course introducing the art of music listening.
Dr. Lowe earned his Bachelor of Music degree at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. He then served as the assistant band director at Lake Zurich (IL) High School, where he directed the Concert, Symphonic and Marching bands and taught music theory and electronic music composition. Upon leaving Lake Zurich, he earned his master and doctor of music degrees in conducting at Northwestern University, studying with primary teacher Dr. Mallory Thompson. While at Northwestern, Dr. Lowe guest conducted the Contemporary Music Ensemble, Concert Band, Symphonic Band, and the Symphonic Wind Ensemble. He also assisted with the “Wildcat” Marching Band and the men’s basketball pep band. 
Our first concert of the season, and Dr. Lowe’s debut with the Palatine Concert Band, will be Sunday November 10 at 3:30 pm in Cutting Hall in Palatine.  Please make note of the new start time.  Our Sunday concerts will begin at 3:30 pm this season.  We hope that the new time will be more convenient for you and your friends.  Let us know what you think.
We have a great lineup of tunes planned for you with a wonderful mix of new and classic band literature.  Our selections will include:  Be Glad Then America, When Jesus Wept, and Chester – originally entitled New England Triptych (William Schuman); Huldigungsmarsch, (R. Wagner); Elegy for a Young American, (Lo Presti), Polka and Fugue, (Weinberger), Molly on the Shore (Grainger), and Nocturne (Scriabin).
Our annual holiday concert will be held on Friday, December 13, 2013 at 7:00 pm, and will feature our tribute to the holidays and the many different ways they are celebrated through music.  Looking forward to the New Year, our spring concerts will be held on Sunday March 14, 2014 at 3:30 pm, and Sunday May 4, 2014, also at 3:30 pm. 
All concerts take place at Cutting Hall, 150 East Wood Street, in Palatine.   Tickets are $10 for adults and $7 for students/seniors, and are available online at or at the Cutting Hall Box Office.  Additional information about the band can be found online, and on Facebook
Thank you for your on-going support, and we look forward to seeing you at Dr. Lowe’s debut concert on Sunday, November 10.  And remember the new start time:  3:30 pm.

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