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.
During the 2017 season, Chili's in Fountain Square/Waukegan and Gurnee, as well as Louie's Restaurant, Waukegan participated in our "Dine and Donate" program. We thank them for their support and community leadership.
Do you have a parent, relative or friend in a nursing home? Would they enjoy our accessible concert grounds? Per request, this season we are also offering a Waukegan Band flyer to print our 2017 season schedule, below. Share your enjoyment on bulletin boards at nursing homes, workplaces, churches, homes and businesses where appropriate!
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 memories or 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...
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"
featuring a combined performance at the conclusion with the Milwaukee Festival Brass
Tuesday: June 20
"A Midsummer Night's Dream"
Friday June 23
Music in the Park Summer Concert
(at Washington Park, Waukegan; Bandshell at Washington St. and Glen Rock Ave. at 6PM)
Tuesday: June 27
featuring a performance by the
Great Lakes Navy Band
Sunday, July 2
"Independence Festival Concert"
**American Independence Day Parade and Festival, performing at Bowen Park in Waukegan, approximately 3PM following the parade **
Tuesday: July 11
"A Night at the Opera"
Tuesday: July 18
"Celebrating Our Youth"
Tuesday: July 25
with the Waukegan Schools Mariachi Band
Friday, July 28
**Performing at the Lake County Fairgrounds from 5-7 PM
and subject to Fairground admission**
Tuesday: August 1
with the ALATS Dance Club
"Come Dance With Me"
Tuesday: August 8
"Jazz: America's Classical Music"
Note that the Waukegan Park District "Arts Park" program has assisted our Tuesday night lakefront concerts, contributing to our family-friendly performances. It's a hands-on kids art experience.
-Congratulations to Waukegan Band member Kalina Hull ! Kalina, as a Senior at Zion Benton High School, was 1st chair Contra Alto Clarinet in the IMEA All-State Honors Band, January, 2016.
** In the event of inclement weather during scheduled lakefront 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, and signage is posted at the Grand Ave. and Sheridan Rd. lakefront entrance. In 2017, the Trapp Auditorium at Waukegan High School, Brookside Campus will be the alternate Tuesday night lakefront concert rain site (map below). The address is 2325 Brookside Avenue, Waukegan IL 60085. **
Thanks to the Zion-Benton High School Band Boosters for providing Waukegan Band lakefront concert concessions.
We're now selling "Tuesday Night Bags" for outdoor concerts, vacations, picnics. Available at Waukegan Band lakeshore concerts!
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