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Education / Outreach

The Northshore Concert Band is committed to music education and outreach. Here are just a few examples of how NCB enriches the lives of music students and residents of Chicagoland with high-quality education and outreach initiatives:

Lifetime of Music Initiative

Dozens of outstanding Chicago-area high school musicians are invited to join NCB on stage for its Winter concert each season. This program, in its seventh year, aims to provide a rewarding musical experience to young musicians as well as expose them to the performance opportunities that await them beyond college, whether or not they choose to pursue music as a career.

This year's Lifetime of Music concert will be held on Sunday, January 31, 2016.

Festival of Music

at Northwestern University
March 17-19, 2016

The Festival of Music, now in its 40th year, attracts over 4,000 students for a comprehensive musical experience. Public and private school band directors bring their concert bands for a 50-minute clinic. In addition, school and private music instructors bring student soloists and ensembles to a day of adjudication, recitals, and specialized classes on wide-ranging musical topics—from instrumental technique to conducting.

Outreach & Community Concerts

NCB performs several free concerts each year in area schools, retirement villages, nursing home facilities, and community band shells. Check our 2015-2016 Calendar of Events for the latest news.