Northshore Concert band is committed to enriching the lives of music students and residents of the Chicago metropolitan area with high-quality education and outreach initiatives.

Lifetime of Music Initiative

The Lifetime of Music Initiative is an annual event where local student musicians are invited to join Northshore Concert Band on stage at Pick-Staiger Concert Hall for a portion of our winter concert. This program provides a rewarding musical experience to young musicians: granting access to unique performance opportunities outside of the classroom, introducing students to outstanding wind band repertoire, and exposing participants to the performance opportunities that await them beyond high school, regardless of if they choose to pursue music as a career. For more information about the Lifetime of Music Initiative or to be included in our call for nominations, contact us using the button below.

Our 18th annual Lifetime of Music concert will be held on Sunday, February 9, 2020.

Festival of Music

Northwestern University
March 19-20, 2020

Since 1977, the Northshore Concert Band has presented an annual Festival of Music. This event offers more than 2,000 K-12 music students a unique musical experience by combining developmental performance opportunities with demonstration performances by NCB musicians. In its history, the Festival of Music has touched the lives of more than 100,000 music students.

Outreach & Community Concerts

Northshore Concert Band performs several free concerts each season at local schools, retirement villages, nursing homes, and community band shells. For information on hosting Northshore Concert Band at your upcoming event, please complete a Contact Us inquiry.