Since 1956, Northshore Concert Band has been bringing the best wind band music to the Chicago metropolitan area through subscription series concerts, guest engagements in local concert series, and through commercial recordings and radio broadcasts.

Concert ticket sales cover only a small portion of these activities. It is the generosity of foundations, corporations, and individuals that sustains us. Please consider supporting the Northshore Concert Band’s artistic and education efforts in one or more of the following mediums:

Individual Gifts


The financial generosity of individuals like you allows us to share outstanding musical experience with concertgoers, local students, and countless community members. Northshore Concert Band is a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organization. Your gift is tax deductible to the fullest extent allowed by law.

Donations can be made online via the button below, or mailed to the band:

Northshore Concert Band
1555 Sherman Avenue, #315
Evanston, IL 60201

Donations can also be made via Chase QuickPay – it’s a quick, safe, and easy way to donate, even if you don’t have a Chase Bank account! Contributions can be sent to

Gifts of Securities

Stock that has increased in value is one of the most popular assets used for charitable giving, once it has been held for a minimum of a year. Making a gift of securities to us offers you the chance to help our organization while realizing many important benefits for yourself.

Planned Giving

If you are looking for a way to pass on your cherished values to the next generation and to benefit an organization you love, please consider making a planned gift to the Northshore Concert Band. You can accomplish these goals and potentially reduce your tax obligations through your will or living trust. We encourage you to consult with qualified professionals, such as your attorney and financial advisor, and to remember NCB with a bequest.

For more information on individual gifts, please contact us using the button below.

The Paynter Society

The Paynter Society was named to honor the Paynter family, including John P. Paynter, Northshore Concert Band’s founder, and the rest of the Paynter family who have continued to generously provide the band their time and resources.

When you make an annual contribution of $500 or more you will be automatically become a member of The Paynter Society. As a member of this exclusive group you will receive special recognition in concert programs throughout the season; recognition prior to our annual reception with band members, the board of directors, and Artist Director Mallory Thompson; and a CD of one of our live series concerts.

Event Support

Silent Auction

Each year, Northshore Concert Band hosts a silent auction in conjunction with our February subscription concert. There is a wide variety of items up for auction including concert and sports event tickets, handmade items, artwork from local painters and photographers, and wine.

Heartfelt thanks go out to our many generous Silent Auction donors and to the event committee members and volunteers whose hard work and efforts resulted in this year's record-setting results.

All proceeds from our annual Silent Auction benefit our education and outreach initiatives, including community concerts and special opportunities for middle and high school students.

Raffle Tickets

Our annual raffle gives you the chance to win one of three grand prizes. Last year’s prizes included roundtrip airfare for two, a night at the movies package, and “cold hard cash.” Raffle tickets are available following our April subscription concert. Winners are announced at our final subscription concert of the season.


Program Book Advertisements

Our most visible form of support is through program book advertisements, which are seen by over 2,000 individuals annually. Program book advertisers receive exclusive benefits, including recognition and website link on Northshore Concert Band’s website and eight complimentary tickets. Ads range in price and size to best fit your needs.

Interested in purchasing ad for our upcoming season? Reach out to us via through the Contact Us button below!


Announce a special event in a Northshore Concert Band concert program book. Choose a standard listing or a premium listing including a celebratory graphic. Reserve your space today!

Corporate Gifts


By sponsoring NCB, businesses can enrich the local cultural community and reap the benefits of the many marketing opportunities and exclusive privileges that we offer. There are a variety of sponsorship opportunities for all budgets that offer benefits such as concert program advertisements, prominent logo and name recognition, VIP ticket services, and opportunities for employee events.

For more information on corporate gifts, please contact us using the button below.


Donate your time as a member of the Northshore Concert Band Auxiliary. This informal group of supporters help the ensemble with various non-musical organizational activities, including merchandise sales and assisting with postconcert receptions.  

Interested in volunteering your time for the band? Please reach out to us using the button below!