A community band wind ensemble non-profit. All concerts are held during summer months on Tuesday evenings, 7:30 pm at the Stiner Pavilion Festival Grounds, Waukegan Lakefront (Harbor next to the water plant) unless otherwise noted.
201 Seahorse Drive
Waukegan, IL 60085
The best concert hall on the Lake!
Our guests continue to tell us they enjoy the venue, (but the veterans dress for the natural air conditioning). Our Third Coast marina and the Chicago skyline provide the dramatic backdrop missing from inland venues.
NEW for 2016: Visit our "Dine and Donate" tab under the "Sponsor/Donor" page to participate by printing a flyer in support of the Waukegan Band on specified dates at fine local restaurants!
Do you have a parent, relative or friend in a nursing home? Would they enjoy our accessible concert grounds?
Have you got kids in need of a videogame alternative? Teach your children well.
Play an instrument? Interested in joining?
Go to the "Auditions" tab for information. What will you do with those hours of practice and lessons?
Volunteers are welcome to assist during our concerts and year round planning process; please use the "Contact Us" tab in the right-top toolbar above.
See our pictures, slideshows and videos on the "Photos/Videos" section under the "Multimedia" tab! Your audio/visual contributions are appreciated. Send us analog or digital photos of your family or friend's performance with dates, names and returned per your instructions. Former members, didn't your Mom find your musical tour de force photogenic? Former members, band groupies and audience, can you fill the voids on our photo/video collection from the early decades and the missing years? Have you got any old programs or band rosters that we might copy for a history file? Unique rehearsal or performance venues? Biographies of former directors? Longest-tenured musicians? We have generations of local musical talent to recognize. It's people making a difference in our community. For anyone who hasn't visited the Waukegan Beach or Harbor in a while, please note we have a four-part concert video to sample our summer efforts. And don't forget our Facebook or YouTube
pages...share your music enjoyment.
"We are cups, constantly and quietly being filled. The trick is, knowing how to tip ourselves over and let the beautiful stuff out."
Visit our website tabs "About" and "History" to read our story, or listen to our audio recordings on the "Audio Files" sections located under the "Multimedia" tab above. We're proud to share two original wind ensemble compositions there, one written by Joe Laird and the second, by Emma Joy Jampole, performed by the Waukegan Municipal Band.
Your mother and the weatherman were both right; it's cooler near the lake...
Thanks to the Zion-Benton High School Band Boosters for providing Waukegan Band lakefront concert concessions!
We're now selling "Tuesday Night Bags" (below)
The Waukegan Band
Free parking and admission,
Bring a lawn chair, picnic basket, friends,
neighbors and relatives to
enjoy the music!
2017 Season Summer Concert Series
"Waukegan Band - A Community Treasure"
Tuesday: June 13
"Set Sail for Summer"
Tuesday: June 20
"A Midsummer Night's Dream"
Tuesday: June 27
Sunday, July 2
**American Independence Day Parade and Festival, performing at Bowen Park in Waukegan, approximately 3PM following the parade **
"Independence Festival Concert"
Tuesday: July 11
"A Night at the Opera"
Tuesday: July 18
In Concert with Waukegan School Youth Musicians
"Celebrating Our Youth"
Tuesday: July 25
Friday, July 28
**Performing at the Lake County Fairgrounds from 5-7 PM and subject to Fairground admission**
Tuesday: August 1
"Come Dance With Me"
Tuesday: August 8
"Jazz: America's Classical Music"
Note that the Waukegan Park District "Art in the Park" program has assisted our Tuesday night lakefront concerts, contributing to our family-friendly performances. It's a hands-on kids art experience.
- Kaream Williams, former Waukegan Band and WHS Band percussionist, just received a DCI Open Class 3rd place, summer 2016 as a member of "Legends". Kaream is a music student at Milliken University. "Thank you" for sharing your talents!
- The Music Program at Waukegan High School (a contributing program for our lakefront concerts) finished second among IHSA Class AA schools in Illinois in 2016. With a combined score of 930 points in Solo/Ensemble and Organizational contests, it is the fifth straight top ten finish. Congratulations to former Waukegan Band members Joshua Kumpula and Emily Fletcher Heslinga as well as numerous current and former student musicians during those years.
-Congratulations to Waukegan Band member Kalina Hull ! Kalina, a Senior at Zion Benton High School was 1st chair Contra Alto Clarinet in the IMEA All-State Honors Band, January 28-30, 2016.
Spring is upon us; it will soon be time to announce our Bernie Stiner scholars leaving for postsecondary education...
You can only see what you look for... Waukegan beach photo by Tracy Adams
Copyright (C) Waukegan Band Foundation, 2009-2017
Copyright (C) Waukegan Band Foundation, 2009-2017