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Since 1983, the Fox Valley Concert Band has been bringing the joy of music to the Northern Illinois region along the Fox River. Starting as a small ensemble sponsored by the St. Charles Park District, the community-run band, composed of volunteers, now has a membership of over 60 musicians. The band is led by conductor Dr. Colin Holman who has been with the band since 1993. 

Currently in its 41st season, the Fox Valley Concert Band has been a staple in the local community for decades, garnering immense support from members of the community, local businesses and groups. Over the years, the band has built its audience through generosity and giving back. 

The band often plays at venues across the Fox Valley area, putting on special performances for local nursing home residents and even the Kane County Cougars Baseball team. The band’s tradition of holding free and public concerts has been bringing families and neighbors together to enjoy beautifully composed music at concerts all year round.  

Each concert put on by the band highlights different composers and styles of music with varying themes that range from seasonal music to celebrating Illinois and its composers. During their 40th anniversary season, the band even featured a live painter, David LaPlaca, during their performance of “Watchman, Tell Us of the Night” by Mark Camphouse.

The Fox Valley Concert Band continues to inspire members of the community to maintain their passion for music through performance and entertainment.

Catch the Fox Valley Concert Band’s next performance July 7 at the Norris Cultural Arts Center in St. Charles from 3 to 5 p.m. 

For more information, visit the Fox Valley Concert Band’s website