Arlington Heights Orchestra salutes women in music

Come celebrate the beautiful music composed or sung by women.

The Arlington Heights Community Concert Band will pay tribute to two of America’s famous singers, Judy Garland and Whitney Houston. Julie Giroux’s Italian Rhapsody will include “Funiculi, Funicula”, the Italian wedding song and other delightful pieces.

The concert will also feature two female band members, Bobbi Webber as guest conductor and Deb Loftus as oboe soloist.

The concert will be at 3 p.m. on Sunday, April 24 at the Forest View Educational Center Theater, 2121 S. Goebbert Road, Arlington Heights. The concert is free, but places are limited. Concerts are usually sold out. To reserve tickets, email [email protected] or visit

All remaining reservations will be available at the door. Current CDC and Illinois COVID-19 guidelines will be followed.

The concert is the band’s annual food drive. This year the group will be collecting goods for local Ukrainian refugees, including canned goods, baby supplies, cleaning supplies, feminine hygiene products, shampoo and any items you deem useful. There will be a table in the lobby for your donation.

The Arlington Heights Community Concert Band is a non-profit corporation and all donations are tax deductible to the extent provided by law.

The Arlington Heights Community Concert Band began with three musicians in November 1979 and has grown to over 65 dedicated volunteer musicians of all skill levels and ages. Pietro Pisello is its artistic director and conductor.

Interested musicians are always welcome. Membership is open to anyone 14 years and older who has experience playing a musical instrument. No audition is required and seating placement is at the discretion of the conductor.


Weekly rehearsals are on Wednesdays from 7-9 p.m. at the Forest View Educational Center. The first rehearsals of each concert cycle leave time for interested potential musicians to “test us”.

The band is proud to announce that the Arlington Heights Arts Commission has honored the Arlington Heights Community Concert Band with its Cultural Arts Award, which celebrates the achievements of Arlington Heights artists or groups of artists who have created an important body of work in their field.

The group, which is in partnership with Northwest Suburban High School District 214, receives support from the Arlington Heights Park District and the Village of Arlington Heights.

For more information, visit or contact Pisello at [email protected]

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