The Band

The Wilmette Community Band has been open to all ages and skill levels for the past 35 years. No auditions required! We play a variety of indoor and outdoor concerts throughout the year, at schools, senior communities, parks, and churches. We also perform for various civic events, including the Wilmette Memorial Day parade and ceremony, several 4th of July parades, the Wilmette Historical Society Open House, and the sometimes chilly Wilmette Santa Parade.

The Wilmette Community Band is grateful for the generosity of the Evanston Immanuel Lutheran Church and Trinity Lutheran Church in providing places for us to rehearse. Without the support of these community organizations we would not be able to offer our program to our participants and audiences.

We are fortunate enough to have a large library of concert band classics including all your old favorites by composers like Gustav Holst, Percy Grainger, and John Philip Sousa, as well as many new additions to band literature from talented composers like Mark Camphouse and Frank Ticheli. Please check out our online library listing.

We are financed by modest voluntary dues paid by our members, performance honorariums, and contributions by supporters and members. (Donations to a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization such as the Wilmette Community Band are deductible as charitable contributions on the donor's federal income tax return.)



A Word From Our Director

I'm very proud to be the Conductor of the Wilmette Community Band - a group of dedicated and caring musicians who love to play music together! The rich traditions of the Wilmette Community Band have grown over the past thirty-seven years, giving its members and audiences a lifetime of memorable musical experiences to cherish. As I continue to lead this ensemble's heritage of excellence, I look forward to honoring those traditions, and to forging new ones as we embark on our musical journey together.

If you play a band instrument - woodwind, brass, or percussion - please come join us on Thursday evenings from 7:30-9p. Just send us a message you are coming and we'll be sure to have some music ready for you! You can reach me at:, or email our Band President, Jeff Urban at:

Finally, as a not-for-profit organization without public funding, we greatly appreciate donations that underwrite our concerts and fund our equipment needs. Please visit our sponsor page and use their services! Thank you for your gifts!


Best Wishes,

David Fodor