Celebrate the return of the Mount Prospect Community Band as they perform their first gig in over 18 months.
Entitled “The Show Must Go On”, the concert features medleys from hit shows such as “Fiddler on the Roof”, “Kiss Me Kate” and “West Side Story”, as well as a few favorite steps.
The concert will be held from 3:30 pm to 4:30 pm on Sunday, November 7 at Trinity United Methodist Church, 605 W. Golf Road, Mount Prospect. Admission is $ 5, which can be pre-registered with the Mount Prospect Park District or payable at the door. Visit mppd.org for details.
The COVID-19 pandemic and resulting restrictions have interrupted musical performances across the country. The Community Band, as well as the Park District, have made several attempts to rethink the challenges of the pandemic so that the group can continue performing.
Each step forward brought another step back until last September. Indoor rehearsals were deemed impossible if three feet of required distance were to be maintained.
The idea was born to practice outdoors every week in the Veterans Memorial Bandshell, the unofficial home of the Community Band. The prolonged hot weather made the practices a reality, and as the band prepared to move indoors, they were on track for their first gig in a very long time.
The band always thrills music lovers on many levels, as evidenced by the constant flow of outdoor listeners who have visited the shell of the band to enjoy the workouts. As the evenings got darker and the temperatures started to drop, the group found a safe way to train indoors.
The group is a program of the Mount Prospect Park District.