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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
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Main Beach Bandshell,
Crystal Lake IL
12:30pm

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

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

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Block M March

Jerry Bilik

 

Block M March refers to the familiar logo of the University of Michigan. Though written when the composer was only 22 years of age, this march features a mature style, with contrasting brass and woodwind figures, prominent use of syncopation, and a a driving tempo with a dramatic opening and conclusion.

Jerry Bilik (b.1933) is an American composer, arranger, songwriter, and director of stage productions. A musical virtuoso by the age of 13, he received bachelors and masters degrees in music from Michigan where he served for many years as chief arranger for the marching band. He has arranged for several television series, including Starsky and Hutch and Charlie's Angels, and he served as Vice President of Creative Development for Disney on Ice

Last updated on March 17, 2015 by Palatine Concert Band