July 18-19, 2014

Memorial Park - Wheaton, Illinois

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Friday, July 18

7.15 p.m.

Chicago Brass Band

8.15 p.m.

Swing Low Sweet Cadillac

Saturday, July 19

6.00 p.m.

Fox Valley Concert Band

7.00 p.m.

The Nite Hawks

8.00 p.m. Northshore Concert Band
Navy Band Great Lakes
"Championship Brass" in FREE Benefit Concert
Thanks to the Chicago Brass Band who performed a FREE benefit concert on May 11, 2014 at Gary United Methodist Church, 224 N. Main, Wheaton, IL 60187. Our gratitude goes to those who supported the event with a freewill offering that was taken at the concert so that the 2014 Wheaton Band Festival could go ahead.

Instrument Petting Zoo for Children at Festival
To spark the interest of children attending the festival, instruments such as trombones, trumpets, drums and bells will be available for hands-on exploration in the Memorial Park Gazebo. The instrument zoo keepers will let the children pick up the instruments, get a feel for them and "pet" them. It is hoped that the children will ask questions about the instruments that the zoo keepers can answer.

The Case for Abandoned Music Instruments
If you live in metropolitan Chicago and have a piccolo or tuba or any other band or orchestra instrument that you are no longer using, please call the Wheaton Band Festiva Vice-President at (630) 665-4213. Working instruments will be placed in the hands of disadvantaged children and young people so that they can participate in the Salvation Youth Music Program. You may also call Mr. Vernon Lawson at 1-773-205-3509. Vernon is the Divisional Music Director of the Salvation Army's Metropolitan Division in Chicago. All instrument donations are tax-deductible. These donations can be made at any time, but ideally during this year's Wheaton Band Festival.  THANK YOU if you are someone who has donated to an instrument collection that presently is valued at over $50,000.

For more information about the Wheaton Band Festival, e-mail Info@WheatonBandFestival.org