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Illinois Brass Band Announces Holiday Performance Schedule

16 Nov 2015

The Illinois Brass Band, under the direction of Music Director Stephen Squires, is proud to announce the schedule of upcoming holiday performances. more …

Join the Illinois Brass Band — Perform Under the Direction of Stephen Squires!

20 Aug 2015

As a professional conductor, Mr. Stephen Squires has worked with many exceptional artists, including Janos Starker, Pinchas Zukerman, Shmuel Ashkenasi, John Browning, Leon Bates, Ani Kavafian, Wendy Warner, James Tocco, Richard Stoltzman, and most of the principal players of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra and Lyric Opera Orchestra. Mr. Squires conducts numerous ensembles in the Chicagoland area on a regular basis: Elgin Symphony Orchestra, Millar Brass (Evanston, IL), Salt Creek Ballet Orchestra (Hinsdale, IL), and the Illinois Brass Band. You too can perform under Mr. Squires' direction by joining the Illinois Brass Band. more …

Paul Bennett — Taking River City by Storm

20 Jul 2015

Earlier this year in May, Besson Artist and Tenor Horn Soloist, Paul Bennett came for a two-week visit to the United States, consisting of 11 days and 5 performances in Pittsburgh with the River City Brass Band, followed by a three-day, one-performance stop in Chicago to perform with the Illinois Brass Band. Upon his return to England, Mr. Bennett contributed an article to the British Bandsman - the world's oldest weekly magazine devoted to British brass band music (published since 1887) - recounting his visit to the United States. more …

Article used with permission by British Bandsman

Upcoming events

Sunday, December 6

Holiday Classics Concert
Cutting Hall
Time: 2:00 P.M.
Palatine, IL

Sunday, December 19

Holiday Classics Concert
Baker Memorial Church
Time: 2:00 P.M.
St. Charles, IL

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