A community band wind ensemble non-profit; all concerts are held during summer months on Tuesday evenings at 7:30pm at the Stiner Pavilion Festival Grounds, Waukegan Harbor, next to the water plant, unless otherwise noted.
201 Seahorse Drive
Waukegan, IL 60085
The best concert hall on the Lake!
Do you have a parent or friend in a nursing home? Would they enjoy our accessible concert grounds? Have you got kids in need of a videogame alternative?
Play an instrument? Interested in joining?
Go to the "Auditions" tab to sign up! Auditions will be held on Sunday, May 24 from 1-5 PM and Tuesday, May 26th from 6-10 PM. Location: North Prairie Junior High, 500 North Avenue, Winthrop Harbor IL 60096.
Volunteers also welcome to assist during our concerts and planning process; please use the "Contact Us" tab in the right-top toolbar above
SEE OUR PICTURES AND VIDEO ON THE PHOTOS/VIDEO TAB! Your 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, we have a conspicuous void on our photo/video tab from the early decades and the years 1970-2007...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."
Watch for our booth at the 2015 Waukegan Park District June 6th Dandelion Wine Fine Arts Festival at Bowen Park! New this season, we'll be selling "Tuesday Night Bags" (below)
The Waukegan Band
Free parking and admission,
Bring a lawn chair, picnic basket, friends,
neighbors and relatives and enjoy the music!
2015 80th Anniversary Summer Concert Series with themes!
Tuesday: June 09
"Season Opener, Waukegan Band Turns 80!"
Tuesday: June 16
"A Walk in the Woods"
Tuesday: June 23
Joint Concert with the Arlington Heights Community Band, directed by Mark Hengesh,
"Music in the Community"
** Sunday, June 28 "A Celebration of Americana," American Independence Day Parade and Festival, performing at Bowen Park **
Tuesday: June 30
"A Salute to Our Heroes"
Tuesday: July 07
Tuesday: July 14
"Shall We Dance?"
Tuesday: July 21
"Oldies But Goodies"
Tuesday: July 28
"Around the World in 80 Minutes"
Tuesday: August 04
"Stars of Stage, Screen and Disc"
Concert Call for all former Waukegan Band and Waukegan Municipal Band members; we'd love to have you join us August 4th for a 2015 Season Finale!
Note that the Waukegan Park District "Art in the Park" program is scheduled to return this season to our Tuesday night lakefront concerts, contributing to our family-friendly experience! It's a hands-on kids art experience!
Three of our band members were selected to perform in the 2014-2015 Illinois High School All-State Band! This is a very prestigious nomination for high school students, indicating they are some of the top high school musicians from across Illinois!
Congratulations to Justine Kerscher from Zion-Benton High School, Maddie Horvat from Warren High School, and Matthew Young from Warren High School. "Thank you" for sharing your talents!
In May of 2015, the Waukegan Band Foundation awarded the first two Stiner Memorial Scholarships to Zion Benton High School Seniors Natalia Flores and Justine Kerscher! Congratulations Natalia and Justine! Come hear them this summer at our Tuesday night concerts!
The Waukegan Band has gone global; each new flag represents another country visiting us on the internet! Community bands are a cultural resource that enrich the local landscape in any language.
2015 WILL BE OUR 80th SEASON...HOW WILL YOU CELEBRATE? Send us your ideas on the "Contact Us" tab in the right-top toolbar above! Former Waukegan Municipal Band and Waukegan Band members: Ready for a concert call collaboration celebration?
LAKEFRONT CONCERT SITE
ALTERNATE RAIN SITE AND INDEPENDENCE DAY CELEBRATION SITE
** In the event of inclement weather during scheduled concerts, please check back here on our website to discover indoor/outdoor final performance locations! Decisions are generally confirmed by 4PM of the scheduled concert day. In 2015, the Schornick Theater at the Jack Benny Center for the Arts in Bowen Park will be the alternate rain site with a reduced ensemble performing. The address is 39 Jack Benny Drive, Waukegan IL 60087, just off north Sheridan Road. **
PLEASE NOTE, FOR THE 2015 SEASON REPAIRS ARE SCHEDULED ON THE GRAND AVE RT 132 LAKEFRONT OVERPASS BRIDGE. WE HAVE BEEN ADVISED TO USE THE BELVIDERE RD RT 120 LAKEFRONT OVERPASS BRIDGE AS THE ALTERNATIVE ENTRANCE FOR TUESDAY LAKEFRONT CONCERT TRAFFIC.
THANK YOU to our audience, sponsors and musicians for another successful season! We pledge our best efforts to continue offering summer relaxation and family entertainment.
Copyright (C) Waukegan Band Foundation, 2009-2015
Copyright (C) Waukegan Band Foundation, 2009-2015