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Illinois Brass Band Holiday Classics 2023

The Illinois Brass Band and Music Director Stephen Squires are pleased to announce our expanded 2023 schedule of holiday performances.

Our season opens on Saturday, December 9, 2023 at 5:00 PM as we present “Holiday Classics” for the first time ever at the First United Methodist Church of La Grange, IL; 100 W. Cossitt Avenue, La Grange, IL. It is a beautiful sanctuary that will let the sounds of brass shine. We are grateful to the staff and members of this congregation for allowing us to use their facility.

Saturday, December 16th at 5:00 PM finds us back to perform in the gothic sanctuary of Baker Memorial United Methodist Church, 307 Cedar Avenue, St Charles, IL for our 8 th installment of “Holiday Classics.” Our continued thanks to the members and staff of Baker for their continued support and hospitality.

Sunday, December 17th will be an unusually busy day for the band. We begin the day playing the 9:30 AM worship service at First United Methodist Church of Arlington Heights (FUMCAH), 1903 E. Euclid Ave; Arlington Hts., Il. Typically we play 15 minutes of prelude music prior to the service, 2 or 3 hymns during the service and 5 minutes of postlude at the conclusion. Additionally we will perform our full length “Holiday Classics” concert at 2:00 PM in the sanctuary. IBB is thankful for the use of the sanctuary at FUMCAH for our weekly rehearsals going back to 2008.

Each performance will feature the music and sounds of the season, along with instrumental soloists from within the band. Ms. Amy Bearden is our featured vocal soloist and song leader again at this year’s performances.

Advance tickets will be available through our website, illinoisbrassband.org beginning in mid-November and of course at the door immediately preceding the performances.

Tickets are $15 for adults, $5 for children under 18, along with a family rate of $35 which includes 2 adults and up to 4 children.

We hope you will consider attending one of our performances which will be sure to put the entire family in the holiday spirit.

Advance Tickets:
Adults: $15.00
Children and Students 18 and under: $5.00
Family: $35.00 (2 adults and up to 4 children 18 and under)

Tickets for each performance will be available up until the night before the performance. Claim admission to the performance by giving the name/email address of the ticket purchaser.

Sunday, December 17 @ 2:00 PM - Arlington Heights

Online ticket sales for this performance are no longer available. Tickets on the day of performance are only available at the door before the start of the concert.

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