The Northshore Concert Band is committed to music education and
outreach. Here are just a few examples of how NCB enriches the lives of
music students and residents of Chicagoland with high-quality education
and outreach initiatives:
Lifetime of Music Initiative
Since 2003, dozens of outstanding Chicago-area school musicians have been invited to join the NCB on stage for its Winter concert each season. This program aims to provide a rewarding musical experience to young musicians as well as expose them to the performance opportunities that await them beyond college, whether or not they choose to pursue music as a career.
This year's Lifetime of Music concert will be held on Sunday, February 18, 2018.
Festival of Music
March 22-24, 2018
2018 will mark the 42nd Anniversary of the Northshore Concert Band’s Festival of Music. This annual three-day event offers more than 2,000 K-12 music students a unique musical experience by combining developmental performance opportunities with demonstration performances by outstanding local musicians. Over the past 41 years the Festival of Music has touched the lives of more than 100,000 music students. Click here to learn more about the Festival.
Outreach & Community
NCB performs several free concerts each year in area schools,
retirement villages, nursing home facilities, and community
band shells. Check our 2016-2017 Calendar
of Events for
the latest news.