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
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
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.