The Kishwaukee Concert Band will present its Season 17 finale at 7 p.m. Wednesday, May 15, in the Boutell Memorial Concert Hall on Northern Illinois University’s campus.
Paul and Florence Butler of Malta are the sponsors of this concert. Dave Lehman and Deb Shofner are the directors.
Selections on the program include “The Sinfonians” by Clifton Williams; “Sea Songs” by Ralph Vaughn Williams; “Themes Like Old Times,” arranged by Warren Barker; “Valdres,” a Norwegian march by Johannes Hanssen; “Selections from Mary Poppins” arranged by Robert Sherman; “Winds on the Run” and “The Cape Fear Chronicles.”
Lowell May, a retired band director from Shabbona/Indian Creek school districts is the clarinet soloist for Richard Maltbys’ “Ballad for Clarinet.”
Kishwaukee Concert Band is an all-volunteer group of musicians older than 18 who have played a wind or percussion instrument in the past and still enjoy playing. When the band was founded 17 years ago by Sue Huhta and Ronnie Wooten, there were only 15 members. Over the years players have come and gone, but the membership has grown to more than 50.
Rehearsals are held from 7:15 to
9:15 p.m. Wednesdays. Those Interested can contact one of the directors.
The DeKalb County Community Foundation and the Mary E. Stevens Concert and Lecture Fund are supporters of the band. It is a tax-exempt charitable organization and contributions to the band are tax-deductible. Those interested in sponsoring a concert, should visit kishconcertband.org.