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The Illinois Brass Band

founded 1991

“And the Band Played On”

Greetings and Happy New Year from The Illinois Brass Band. To say that we have just come off of two of the most unusual years would be an understatement at best. IBB shut down operations in March of 2020 with the rest of the world and did not meet or play together as an ensemble until May of 2021. As we contemplated resuming operations we decided that the only logical way to proceed was to require all members to be fully vaccinated or provide weekly negative test results prior to all rehearsals and performances. Our goal was achieved.

During 2021 we were able to perform in Geneva, Sterling, Arlington Heights, Cantigny, Glendale Hts Oktoberfest, Waukegan, Batavia, and of course our popular holiday concerts in Round Lake Beach, St Charles, and Arlington Heights. We would like to thank everyone who came out to our performances for your continued support of IBB. In many instances we had capacity crowds which demonstrated the need for live music during the pandemic.

We are beginning to put our 2022 performance calendar together with the hope that things will get back to normal. If you are in a position with a local municipality or park district who is responsible for booking entertainment for your summer programs, please drop us a line at: info@illinoisbrassband.org. We would love to bring our music to your community.

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Upcoming events

Sunday, September 18, 2022

Glendale Heights Oktoberfest
Time: 12:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Camera Park
101 E Fullerton Ave
Glendale Heights, IL 60139
Food and Beverage available for purchase

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NABBA Champions - 1996-98; 2000-2 Association of Concert Bands Illinois Arts Council
This program is partially supported by a grant from the Illinois Arts Council, a state agency.

National Endowment for the Arts