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!
Our guests continue to tell us they enjoy the venue, (but the veterans dress for the natural air conditioning)
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?
Play an instrument? Interested in joining?
Go to the "Auditions" tab for information!
Volunteers also 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, 80th Season Slideshow 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 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."
Visit our website tab "About/History" to read our story, or listen to our AUDIO FILES on the "Audio Files" sections located under the Multimedia tab above
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!
New in 2015, 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, approximately 3PM following the parade **
Tuesday: June 30
"A Salute to Our Heroes"
Tuesday: July 07
Tuesday: July 14
(preceded by the Summer Youth Musicians from Waukegan)
"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"
Note that the Waukegan Park District "Art in the Park" program has assisted 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!
- The Music Program at Waukegan High School ( a feeder program for our lakefront concerts) finished third among IHSA Class AA schools in Illinois in 2015. With a combined score of 883.5 points in Solo/Ensemble and Organizational contests, it is the fourth straight top ten finish. Congratulations to former Waukegan Band members Joshua Kumpula and Emily Fletcher Heslinga.
- Kudos to the Waukegan Arts Council in partnership with the City of Waukegan for the upcoming series “ArtWise: A Community Cultural Arts Series.” This year's theme is Those Who Serve in the Military and runs from Sept. 11 through Veteran's Day, 2015. For more information, visit http://waukeganartwise.com/
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.
LAKEFRONT CONCERT SITE
ALTERNATE RAIN SITE AND INDEPENDENCE DAY CELEBRATION SITE
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