Fall Concert, 2018 - Guest Conductor Dr. Elizabeth Peterson, Associate Director of Bands, UIUC

2017 Memorial Day Ceremony at the Wilmette Village Hall

Spring Concert rehearsal, 4/23, 2015 at Wilmette JHS

(Photo courtesy of Brian O'Mahoney)

Holiday Concert, 12/12, 2014 at Trinity Lutheran Church

Fall Concert, October 30, 2014 at the Wilmette JHS Auditorium

Lighthouse Concert in Evanston, August 17, 2014

Wilmette Historical Society Open House, 2014

David Young, Guest Artist in August, 2014.

Mark George, Guest Narrator in April, 2015.

Audrey Morrison, Guest Artist in October, 2016

Past Performances / Programs

2019 Summer Concerts - The Vi at the Glen, Independence Day Parades, Trinity United Methodist, and the Gross Pointe Lighthouse Concerts

Music selected from:​

  • American Folk Rhapsody #3 by Clare Grundman

  • America the Beautiful, arr. by Carmen Dragon

  • Amparito Roca​, by Jaime Texidor

  • An Irving Berlin Salute, arr. by Jennings

  • Armed Forces Salute, arr. by Lowden

  • Cohan Broadway Festival, arr. by Werle

  • Dam Busters, by Eric Coates

  • Die Meistersinger, arr. by Osterling

  • Fairest of the Fair, by John Philip Sousa

  • Liberty Bell, by John Philip Sousa

  • Manhattan Beach, by John Philip Sousa

  • Moon River, by Henry Mancini

  • New York 1927, by Warren Barker

  • Star and Stripes Forever, by John Philip Sousa

  • Star Spangled Banner,  arr. by Damrosch

  • Sure on This Shining Night, by Samuel Barber

May 3, 2019 Spring Concert - Trinity Lutheran Church 

  • Cedar Canyon Sketches, by Carol Britain Chambers

  • Pastimeby Jack Stamp

  • Sure on This Shining Nightby Samuel Barber, arr. by R. Saucedo

  • Montmarte Marchby Haydn Wood

  • The Addison Red Lineby Jeremy Bell

  • Mannin Veenby Haydn Wood

  • New York 1927, arr. by Warren Barker

  • Dam Busters, by Eric Coates

February 22, 2019 Winter Concert - Trinity Lutheran Church 

  • Wildcat Valley Fanfare, by Michael Sweeney

  • Undertow, by John Mackey

  • At Morning's First Light, by David Gillingham

  • Lassus Trombone,  by Henry Fillmore

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  • Forge Ahead! by Shirley Meier

  • Golden Age of Broadway, arr. by Warren Barker

  • Second Suite in F,  by Gustav Holst

  • Bonds of Unity,  by Karl King

December 14, 2018 Holiday Concert - Trinity Lutheran Church 

  • A Christmas Festival, by Leroy Anderson

  • One Torch, Two Women, Three Ships, and Men Rejoicing, by Julie Giroux

  • Three Songs for Christmas, by Clare Grundman

  • Carol of the Drum, by Katherine Davis

  • Do You Hear What I Hear? arr. by Jay Bocook

  • Holiday Sing-a-Long, Various

  • Irving Berlin's Christmas - w/the TLC Choirs

  • Halleluiah Chorus - w/the TLC Choirs

October 19, 2018 Fall Concert -Trinity Lutheran Church 

  •   Women of the Podium, by Virgina Allen

  • Appalachian Morning, by Robert Sheldon

  • Candide! arr. by Clare Grundman

  • Make our Garden Grow, arr. by Joseph Kreines

  • Band-O-Ween, arr. by Patrick Roszell

  • Salute to American Jazz, arr. by Sammy Nestico

  • * Central Park Sketches, by Gregory Rudgers

  • * Abracadabra, by Frank Ticheli

  • * Illinois Loyalty, by T. H. Guild

* with guest conductor, Dr. Beth Peterson (UIUC) 

2018 Summer Concerts - The Vi at the Glen, Trinity United Methodist, and the Gross Pointe Lighthouse Concerts

  • Manhattan Beach, by J. P. Sousa

  • West Side Story Selections

  • Invincible Eagle

  • The Music of Disneyland

  • Fairest of the Fair

  • Wrong Note Rag

  • Bombasto March

  • Funiculi Funicula

  • America the Beautiful

  • ​Stars and Stripes

 May 4, 2018 Spring Concert - Trinity Lutheran Church 

"Spring Mix"

  • Star Wars (Main Theme), Williams/Smith

  • Sleepers Awake!, Bach/Reed

  • Funiculi, Funicula, Denza/Reed 

  • Instant Concert, Walters 

  • Windfall for Woodwinds, Holcombe -Woodwind Choir

  • Scenes From the Louvre, Dello Joio

  • The Invincible Eagle, Sousa 

March 9, 2018, Winter Concert - Trinity Lutheran Church

"From Across the Pond"

  • Kirkpatrick Fanfare, Boysen

  • Three English Folk Dances, Curnow

  • Mock Morris, Grainger 

  • William Bird Suite, I, II, V, & VI, Jacob 

  • Three Airs From Gloucester, Stuart

  • In Town Tonight (Knightsbridge March), Coates

December 8, 2017, Holiday Concert - Trinity Lutheran Church

"Celebrate!"

  • Christmas Spectacular, Byers

  • Let's All Sing for Christmas, arr. Ployhar

  • Variants on a Medieval Tune, Dello Joio

  • Festive Sounds of Hanukah, arr. Holcombe

  • Candlelight Carol, arr. Dawson

  • Christmas and Sousa Forever!, arr. Giroux

  • Christmas Pop Sing-a-Long, arr. Ployhar

  • Sleigh Ride, Anderson 

 

Friday, October 27, 2017, Fall Concert - Trinity Lutheran Church

"Re-Formation"

  • Appalachian Spring, Copland/Longfield

  • Autumn Leaves, Nestico

  • Purple Carnival March, Alford

  • Variations on a Mighty Fortress, Jenkins

  • The Machine Awakes, Bryant

  • Begin the Beguine

  • Beyond the Horizon, Clark

    • I. Into the Future​

 

2017 Summer Concerts  - Trinity Methodist Church, Wilmette Summerfest, Lighthouse Concert

  • Sedona, Steven Reineke

  • On the Quarter Deck, Kenneth Alford

  • Fantasy on American Sailing Songs, Clare Grundman

  • The Klaxon, Fillmore

  • Gershwin!, arr. Warren Barker

  • The Pathfinder of Panama, J. P. Sousa

  • Burnished Brass, John Cacavas

  • America the Beautiful, arr. Carmen Dragon

  • Armed Forces Salute, arr. Bob Lowden

  • Battle Hymn of the Republic, setting by Peter Wilhousky

April 28, 2017, Spring Concert  - Trinity Lutheran Church

  • Peregrin: A Traveler’s Tale, Douglas Akey

  • Candide Suite, Leonard Bernstein, arr. Grundman

  • Selections from Mary Poppins, Richard & Robert Sherman, arr. by Ricketts

  • Gavorkna Fanfare, Jack Stamp

  • The Beatles: Love, Lennon & McCartney, arr. by Bocook

  • The Sinfonians Symphonic March, Clifton Williams

  • Tiger Rag, Original Dixieland Jazz Band, arr. by Yoder

 

March 3, 2017, Winter Concert  - Trinity Lutheran Church

  • A Festival Prelude, Alfred Reed, arr. by Curnow

  • A Symphonic Prelude, Alfred Reed

  • Karpatska Vatra, V. Matviychuk

  • Mescalero Concert March, Jeffrey Gettleman

  • Whirlwind, Daniel Fabricius

  • Cajun Folk Songs, Frank Ticheli

  • The Great Race, Henry Mancini, arr. by Bulla

  • España Cañi, Pascual Marquina, arr. Longfield 

December 16, 2016 - Holiday Concert  - Trinity Lutheran Church

  • Sparkling Lights by Matt Conaway

  • Christmas March by Edwin Franko Goldman

  • Nutcracker Suite byTchaikovsky, arr. James Curnow

    • I. Miniature Overture

    • II. March

    • III. Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy

    • IV. Russian Dance (Trepak)

    • V. Arabian Dance

    • VI. Chinese Dance

    • VII. Dance of the Reed Pipes

    • VIII. Waltz of the Flowers

  • Ceremonial for Christmas Brass by Bill Holcombe

  • Christmas Variants by Elliot Del Borgo

  • Christmas Carol Sing-a-Long by Various

  • Sleigh Ride by Leroy Anderson 

October 28, 2016 - Fall Concert  - Trinity Lutheran Church

  • Flourish for Wind Band by Ralph Vaughan Williams

  • Chorale and Shaker Dance by John Zdechlik

  • Nessun Dorma by Giacomo Puccini, arr. Vinson

  • Lincolnshire Posy by Percy Grainger, arr. Vinson

    • I. Lisbon

    • II. Harkstow Grange

    • VI. The Lost Lady Found

  • The Sorcerer’s Apprentice by Paul Dukas, arr. Hubbell

  • Kaleidosonic Suite by Audrey Morrison and featuring Audrey Morrison, Trombone

    • 1. Chant

    • 2. Blues

    • 3. Bebop

    • 4. Scherzo

June 3, 2016 - Spring Concert "Happy 35th Anniversary!" - Trinity Lutheran Church

  • Grand Canyon Fanfare

  • Rhythm of the Winds*

  • O Magnum Mysterium

  • On The Mall

  • Puszta

  • Days of Glory*

  • The King & I Symphonic Highlights*

  • Colonel Bogey March*

* Songs performed at the very first WCB Concert, July 28, 1981.

December 4, 2015 - Holiday ConcertTrinity Lutheran Church

  • The Polar Express - Concert Suite, arr. By Jerry Brubaker

  • The Sussex Mummers’ Christmas Carol, Percy Grainger

  • Home for the Holidays, Robert Allen, arr. By Carl Strommen

  • The Star Wars Epic – Part II, arr. By Robert W. Smith

  • Holiday Sing-a-long, arr. by Forest Buchtel

  • A Christmas Festival, Leroy Anderson

  • Danza Final, Alberto Ginastera 

 

October 30, 2015, 2015 - Fall Concert - "Celebrations!" - Trinity Lutheran Church

  • Fanfare and Flourishes, James Curnow

  • Nimrod from “Enigma Variations” Edward Elgar, arr. by Alfred Reed

  • First Suite in Eb, Gustav Holst

    • 1. Chaconne 2. Intermezzo 3. March

  • Hands Across the Sea, John Philip Sousa

  • Marchpast of the Kitchen Utensils, Ralph Vaughan Williams, Transcribed for Woodwind Choir by Robert H. Pearson

  • Variations on a Korean Folk Song, John Barnes Chance

  • Sinatra in Concert, arr. By Jerry Nowak 

 

August 9, 2015 - Lighthouse Lawn, Evanston

  • Chamber Music by the WCB Woodwind Quintet & Horn Quintet

  • U.S. Field Artillery March, Sousa

  • Joy Revisited, Ticheli

  • Broadway Showstoppers, arr. Barker

  • Shenandoah, arr. Ticheli

  • Our Own Red White and Blue March, by Fillmore

  • Selections from The Sound of Music, arr. Bennett

  • Chimes of Liberty March, Goldman

  • Hebrides Suite, arr. Grundman

  • Stars and Stripes Forever, Sousa

 

July 26, 2015 - The Vi at the Glen, Glenview

  • Joy Revisited, Ticheli

  • Broadway Showstoppers, arr. Barker

  • On a Hymnsong of Philip Bliss, arr. by Holsinger

  • Chimes of Liberty, Goldman

  • Green Bushes, arr. by Daehn

  • Our Own Red White and Blue March, by Fillmore

  • Hebrides Suite, arr. Grundman

  • Armed Forces Salute, arr. Lowden

  • Stars and Stripes Forever, Sousa

 

July 4, 2015 - Independence Day Parades in Niles and Skokie

  • National Emblem, by Edwin Eugene Bagley

  • Liberty Bell, by J. P. Sousa

  • Washington Post, by J. P. Sousa

  • The Thunderer, by J. P. Sousa

  • Stars and Stripes Forever, by J. P. Sousa

 

June 7, 2015 - Three Crowns, Evanston

  • Broadway Showstoppers, arr. Barker

  • Brindisi, Verdi, arr. Brand

  • Festival of American Spirituals, arr. Nowak

  • U. S. Field Artillary March, Sousa

  • Sound of Music, Selections, arr. Bennett

  • Armed Forces Salute, arr. Lowden

  • Young Person's Giude to John Williams, arr. Bocook

  • Semper Fidelis, Sousa

 

May 25, 2015 - Wilmette Memorial Day Ceremony

  • U. S. Field Artillary March, by Sousa

  • Second American Folk Rhapsody, Arr. by Clare Grundman

  • Star Spangled Banner, Arr. by Damrosch

  • Armed Forces Salute, Arr. by Lowden

  • America The Beautiful, arr. by Dragon

  • Semper Fidelis, by Sousa

 

May 3, 2015 - Wilmette Historical Museum Open House Concert

  • Flashing Winds, arr. by Jan Van der Roost

  • Toccata, arr. by Earl Slocum

  • Valdres, 

  • Peter and the Wolf, arr. by James Curnow

and narrated by Amy Niemira

  • Second American Folk Rhapsody, arr. by Clare Grundman

  • A Copland Tribute, arr. by Clare Grundman

  • Original Dixieland Concerto, arr. by Johnny Warrington

  • Young Person's Guide to John Williams, arr. by Jay Bocook

  • Emblem of Unity, by J. J. Richards

 

April 30, 2015 - Spring Concert - "Music is for All Ages" at Wilmette JHS

  • Flashing Winds, arr. by Jan Van der Roost

  • Toccata, arr. by Earl Slocum

  • Peter and the Wolf, arr. by James Curnow

and narrated by Mark George, Director and

CEO of The Music Institute of Chicago

  • A Copland Tribute, arr. by Clare Grundman

  • Original Dixieland Concerto, arr. by Johnny Warrington

For the final two selections, the band was joined by select members of the Wilmette JHS Band Program, and their director, Kimberly Farris:

  • Young Person's Guide to John Williams, arr. by Jay Bocook

  • Emblem of Unity, by J. J. Richards

 

February 26, 2015 - Concert for the Presbyterian Homes of Evanston, IL

  • Flashing Winds,  by Jan Van der Roost

  • Valdres Concert March,  by Johannes Hanssen

  • Second American Folk Rhapsody, arr. by Clare Grundman

  • Commando March,  by Samuel Barber, arr. by James Curnow

  • Brindisi, by Giuseppe Verdi, arr. by Geoffrey Brand

  • Broadway Showstoppers, arr. by Warren Barker

  • Emblem of Unity March, by J. J. Richards

 

December 12, 2014 - Holiday Concert at Trinity Lutheran Church

  • In The Bleak Midwinter, arr. by Robert W. Smith

  • Festive Sounds of Hanukah, arr. by Bill Holcombe

  • An English Christmas, by Clare Grundman

  • Russian Christmas Music, by Alfred Reed, arr. by James Curnow 

  • The Nutmeggers March, by Eric Osterling

  • Greensleeves, arr. by Alfred Reed

  • Sleigh Ride, by Leroy Anderson

  • An Irving Berlin Christmas, arr. by Michael Brown

with the Trinity Lutheran Choir

Hallelujah Chorus, by Fredrick Handel, arr. by A. Chiafferelli

with the Trinity Lutheran Choir

 

October 30, 2014 - Fall Concert - "How Suite it is!" at Wilmette JHS

  • Courtly Airs and Dances, I, III, IV, & Vi by Ron Nelson

  • October, by Eric Whitacre

  • English Folk Song Suite, I, II, & III, by Ralph Vaughan Williams

  • The Lord of the Rings: Excerpts from Symphony No. 1, arr. by Paul Lavender

  • Spoon River, arr. by Robert Sheldon

  • River Songs of the South, by William Harbison

 

August 17, 2014 - Lighthouse Concert in Evanston, IL

  • Strike up the Band, arr. by Andrew Ballent

  • Country Gardens, by Percy Grainger

  • Liberty Bell, by J. P. Sousa

  • Selections from The Wizard of Oz, arr. by James Barnes

  • Bugler's Holiday,  by Leroy Anderson

  • American Folk Rhapsody No. 1, by Clare Grundman

  • Charter Oak,  by Eric Osterling

  • Selections from Wicked, arr. by Jay Bocook

  • Satchmo!  Arr. by Ted Ricketts 

featuring our special guest artist David Young

  • Stars and Stripes Forever, by J. P. Sousa

 

July 4, 2014 - Independence Day Parades (Niles & Evanston, IL)

  • National Emblem, by Edwin Eugene Bagley

  • Liberty Bell, by J. P. Sousa

  • Washington Post, by J. P. Sousa

  • The Thunderer, by J. P. Sousa

  • Stars and Stripes Forever, by J. P. Sousa

 

June 15, 2014 - Father's Day Concert for The Vi at the Glen

  • Bach Prelude and Fugue in Bb Major, by J.S. Bach, arr. Moehlmann

  • Charter Oak Concert March, by Eric Osterling

  • Longford Legend, I, II, III, by Robert Sheldon

  • American Patrol, by Meecham

  • Benny Goodman in Concert, arr. by Wayne Scott

  • Billboard March, by John Klohr

  • West Side Story, by Sondheim & Bernstein, arr. W. J. Duthoit

  • Armed Forces Salute, by Bob Lowden

  • Battle Hymn of the Republic, by Wilhousky

  • Midway March, by John Williams, arr. John Moss

 

May 26, 2014 - Wilmette Memorial Day Ceremony

  • The Star Spangled Banner, arr. by Walter Damrosh

  • Armed Forces Salute, arr. by Bob Lowden

  • Battle Hymn of the Republic,  by Wilhousky

 

May 4, 2014 - Concert for the Wilmette Historical Society

  • Rejoiussance, by James Curnow

  • Longford Legend, I, II, III by Robert Sheldon

  • Billboard March, by (John Klohr

  • Benny Goodman in Concert, arr. by Wayne Scott

  • American Patrol, by Meecham

  • West Side Story, by Sondheim & Bernstein, arr. W. J. Duthoit

  • Amparito Roca, by Jaime Texidor

 

February 20, 2014 - Concert for the Presbyterian Homes of Evanston, IL

  • Florentiner March, by Julius Fučík

  • Selections From The Music Man, by Meredith Wilson, arr. by Alfred Reed

  • Second Suite in F, I, II, III, IV, by Gustav Holst

  • Sinatra in Concert, arr. by Jerry Nowak

  • Irish Tune from County Derry,  by Percy Grainger

  • America The Beautiful, by Samuel Ward, arr. Dragon

  • Amparito Roca, by Jaime Texidor 

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