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Encore Concert Band - Independence Day Concert
ENCORE CONCERT BAND TO PERFORM INDEPENDENCE DAY CONCERT
The Encore Concert Band begins their summer outdoor concert season with a pre-fireworks concert on Wednesday, July 4th, 2012 at 7:30pm at Main Park, 10925 LaPorte Rd., Mokena. This free concert will feature patriotic selections such as America the Beautiful, Stars and Stripes Forever, Semper Fidelis, and 1812 Overture, as well as other selections including selections from Bye Bye Birdie, The Music Man, and many others. Please bring a lawn chair or blanket for seating at this concert. For further information about the Encore Concert Band and the complete summer concert schedule, please visit www.encoreband.org.
Now in its 13th season, the 50+-piece band is conducted by Music Director and Founder, Bill Schuetter, and has developed quite a loyal following in the south suburbs. The Band has also been featured in many Chicago Tribune articles highlighting outstanding suburban arts groups. Along with concerts throughout the winter months such as the Orland Park Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony, the Band also plays for the Governor’s State University Commencement Ceremonies, the Evergreen Park Summer Concert Series, and the Mokena 4th of July Concert and Fireworks, held annually in Mokena. The Band also continues to play outdoor concerts in the southwest suburbs throughout the summer months. Band members range in age from high school students to adults, and musicians interested in joining are encouraged to sit in with the band at a weekly rehearsal on Thursday nights at 7:00 p.m. at Mokena Junior High School in Mokena. For information on scheduling a concert in your area or joining the band, please call Rachel Ozark at (708) 437-7051, send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit their website at www.encoreband.org.
More About Main Park
Mokena's Main Park is a hub of community activity, including the Park District's Movies in the Park and the annual Police Department vs. Fire Department softball game. There is also a playground, basketball and tennis courts and sand volleyball courts.