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The Illinois Brass Band

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The British Brass Bands are coming!

4th Annual Brass Band Bash

Join The Illinois Brass Band at 5:30 PM on Saturday, July 27, 2019 at the Mount Prospect Park District Lions Park Veterans Memorial Band Shell, 411 South Maple Street, Mount Prospect, IL for a truly unique evening of music.

Three of the Midwest’s premier British style brass bands will be joining forces to present “Brass Band Bash IV.”

Featured will be the Milwaukee Festival Brass of Milwaukee, WI, the Prairie Brass Band of Arlington Heights, and the host, Illinois Brass Band. Each of the bands maintain an extensive performance schedule and are joining forces for an evening of unforgettable brass band music. It will be a lively evening filled with marches, film music, overtures, jazz, Dixieland, Broadway, hymn tunes and of course, patriotic selections. The bands will each present individual programs and then the combined 90 brass and percussion players will join forces for the grand finale and encore performance. This is the first time the three bands have come together for a free summer concert in the Chicago Suburban area.

The Milwaukee Festival Brass and Illinois Brass Band are both active members in the North American Brass Band Association and participate in the annual brass band championships. The Prairie Brass Band is the host band for the annual U. S. Open Championship held in St. Charles, IL every November.

There will also be a guest appearance by Sine Wave Brass of Elburn, IL. Sine Wave is a Drum Corps Associates mini corps and will open the evening with their 2019 competition program.

Bring a blanket or chair, and a picnic dinner while enjoying a concert by four of the finest brass groups in the Midwest. Concessions will be available for your convenience. The performance will go on rain or shine; in the event of inclement weather the performance will move into the Lions Park recreation building located just steps away from the band shell. The event is free, and family friendly, and children are encouraged to attend. This event is presented in conjunction with the Mount Prospect Park District.

For more information please visit: www.illinoisbrassband.org – or – www.mpdd.org/events/brass-band-bash/

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IBB 2018-2019 Season

After a very successful 2017-2018 season, which included 21 performances, the Illinois Brass Band invites you to join us for our 2018-2019 season. Follow the above link to see a full list of upcoming performances, which includs varied performances from the North American Brass Band Association's annual contest to the Glendale Heights Oktoberfest! Enjoy your visit to our site, and we hope to see you soon!

Upcoming events

Saturday, July 27

Brass Band Bash IV
Time: 6:00 P.M.
Lions Park Veteran's Memorial Band Shell
Lions Park
411 S. Maple Street
Mount Prospect, IL

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