Founded in 1985 by Dick Austin, the Glenview Concert Band has been entertaining residents of the Chicago suburbs for over three decades. The Glenview Concert Band is a community band comprised of volunteer adults throughout the Chicagoland area. The band is based in Glenview, Illinois, and performs concerts at a variety of venues around the northern suburbs of Chicago, Illinois. The Band is an adult leisure time activity sponsored by the Glenview Park District. For the majority of the band’s existence, the band was under the direction of Kenneth Bartosz until his passing in 2013.

Our members have diverse backgrounds and careers. While some are professional musicians, most find us a welcome place to continue their love of playing their instruments even though they are not professional musicians. We play many genres of music: classical, contemporary, popular, marches, and show tunes, to name a few.

Book the Band!

The band is available to play concerts around the Chicago area throughout the year. Typically we perform as a 50~60 piece concert band, but we also feature a component Dixieland Band, as well as several smaller specialty ensembles, upon request. If you are interested in booking the band, please email our president, at for more information.

Additional Information

For additional information, fill out our contact form or call the Glenview Park District’s Cultural Arts Supervisor at 847-657-3229. Or simply join us for a rehearsal Monday night.

Join the Band!

The Glenview Concert Band is open to all area adults. Auditions are not necessary, but the music we play is not for beginners. To join, visit us during one of our rehearsals. Bring your instrument and give us a try! Rehearsals are Monday evenings at 7:30 PM at Glenbrook South High School in the Band Room, unless otherwise specified. Click here for Directions. Student musicians are welcome to join for the summers.

Anyone that participates must register through the Glenview Park District. District residents and non-residents will have to pay the appropriate, differing fees. If finances are a barrier to joining the GCB, please reach out to a board member. Any and all cases will be dealt with confidentially and on a case-by-case basis.

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