Kishwaukee Concert Band presents “Season 15 Finale Concert”
Sunday, May 21, 2017
The Kishwaukee Concert Band will present “Season 15 Finale Concert” on Sunday, May 21st, at 3:00 PM in the Boutell Memorial Concert Hall on NIU’s campus. This concert is sponsored by Armor Technologies, a local IT store offering computer services, graphic & web design, and search engine optimization and internet marketing assistance. The band is also supported by the DeKalb County Community Foundation and the Mary E. Stevens Concert and Lecture Fund. KCB is a tax-exempt charitable organization under IRS sec. 501(c)(3), and any contributions to the KCB are tax deductible.
Deb Shofner will be directing this concert. Ms. Shofner is a retired band director and an accomplished tuba player. She will be presenting “Scenes of Wonder” by Mark Williams, which is a 3 movement piece, each movement expressing the different emotions felt when visiting certain scenes in Europe. “Punchinello” by Alfred Reed is a Romantic Comedy for Concert Band. It is a very difficult and energy driven piece. “Sunburst,” written by Erik Morales, depicts the awe-inspiring moments after a thunderstorm.
Dave Lehman will be the oboe soloist on “Gabriel’s Oboe.” This is a beautiful piece that is from the album and movie of “The Mission.” Dave is a retired music director from the DeKalb School System and a very well-known oboe player in the area, as well as co-director of the KCB. He also is known for directing the local “Jazz in Progress” group.
“Tango for Band” by Glenn Osser have your toes tapping with the Latin rhythms. Robert Sheldon’s “The Red Covered Bridge” has a local flavor to it. The bridge is a local attraction in Princeton, IL. The bridge served as the inspiration for this lyrical serene composition. No concert would be complete without a march from John Phillip Sousa. “Manhattan Beach” is one of Sousa’s most popular marches, written as a theme song for his summer concerts at Manhattan Beach Resort. The concert will conclude with the “Star Spangled Banner.”
The Kishwaukee Concert Band is made up of all-volunteer members over the age of 18 who have played a wind or percussion instrument in the past, and enjoy playing. Rehearsals are held at Huntley Middle School in DeKalb on Wednesday evenings from 7:15-9:15. No auditions are necessary. For more information, check the website: kishconcertband.org or follow on Facebook.
Boutell Memorial Concert Hall
Northern Illinois University, DeKalb