TINLEY PARK Arts Alive! BAND PARK DISTRICT BOARD MEETING WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 18, 2000 Presenters: Jeanette Kreuz and Michael Riha
Introduction • The band was established in 1987 by the Tinley Park-Park District under its then new “Arts Alive!” program to encourage, promote, teach and perform the fine arts in Tinley Park and the surrounding communities. • The band has performed throughout the Chicagoland area in benefit and public service concerts.
Our Director • Stephen Platko became the band’s music director in 1990. • He is a graduate of Northwestern University. • After retiring, he has devoted his musical energies to the “Arts Alive!” music programs and to a career of composing and arranging music.
OUR BANDS The Tinley Park “Arts Alive!” Community Band is actually several music groups in one...
OUR BAND (con’t) …plus other small ensembles for special occasions.
OUR MEMBERSHIP • Band members range in age from 16 to 80+ years. • Members reside in communities from Kankakee to Chicago and many southern and western suburbs. • Members receive no monetary compensation for time spentrehearsing or performing.
OUR SCHEDULE • As a representative of the Tinley Park-Park District, the Community Band maintains a very active schedule performing in Tinley Park and the surrounding area.
October 1999 • Tinley Park’s Oktoberfest Parade • Jazz Band in the Family Tent at Oktoberfest • Official Band Mini-Golf Outing at McCarthy Park November 1999 • Annual spaghetti dinner at American Legion December 1999 • Holiday Concert at Andrew High School • Brass and flute groups perform at Integrated Health Services in Oak Lawn
February 2000 • Candlelight Bowl at Tinley Park Bowl • Jazz Band at dinner dance at Maggianno’s Little Italy in downtown Chicago • Valentine’s Day dinner dance at Georgio’s Banquets in Orland Hills with the Tinley Park High School jazz band April 2000 • “Cavalcade of Bands” at Moraine Valley Community College May 2000 • Spring Concert at Tinley Park High School • Brass group at Memorial Day services at Chapel Hill Gardens South in Alsip
June 2000 • Concerts at McCarthy Park and Hobart, Indiana • “World Tour 2000” to Budingen and Dudelsheim, Germany August 2000 • Jazz band represents Tinley Park-Park Districton “Park District Conservation Day” at Illinois State Fair • Concerts at McCarthy Park and Bicentennial Park in Joliet September 2000 • Flute group at the Vogt Visual Art Center, Calvary Reformed Church in Orland Park and Covenant Presbyterian Church in South Holland. • Brass group at St. Mark’s United Church of Christ in Chicago Heights
October 2000 • Oktoberfest parade • Jazz band for Octoberfest celebration at Our Lady of Loretto Catholic Church in Hometown • and more to come...
The band and its members have also performed at: • Rededication of the O’Hare Hilton • Tinley Park Historical Society Christmas program at the Landmark • Brementowne Little League Baseball Boosters Parade • City of Palos Heights • Tinley Park Village Hall • Combined concerts with Tinley Park grade school and high school bands
Dedication of Tinley Park Volunteer Fire Department Training Facility • Fine Arts Festival at the World Music Theatre • Valporaiso University Community Band Festival • Hines Veterans Hospital • Tinley Park gazebo dedication • Friends of Budingen—Sister Cities functions • Richard J. Daley College Graduation • St. George Catholic Church in Tinley Park • Musical about history of Tinley Park presented as part of village’s Centennial celebration • Summer picnic at Trinity Lutheran Church in Tinley Park • Art Fairs at Vogt Visual Art Center
“Education Day”, a musical learning experience for the students of Tinley Park and surrounding communities, held at Prairie View Junior High, sponsored by the Illinois Arts Council, funded through a grant written by band member Jeanette Kreuz
BAND PROMOTION • Park District program book • Local newspapers • The band is on the Internet atwww.artsalive.org • Purpose of the web site • Information center for band members • Advertisement for group • Recruitment of new members
UPCOMING EVENTS SPAGHETTI DINNER - NOVEMBER 12th • Food • Music • Jazz Band • Grace Notes • Great price • $5/person • $15/family
UPCOMING EVENTS • HOLIDAY CONCERT - December 3rd • Featuring the Band and Chorale
SUMMARY • The Tinley Park “Arts Alive!” Community Band has an active and prominent place in the community. • If you would like to know more about our program, please contact any member of the Band Board.
Credits Photo Credits • Jeanette Kreuz • Suzanne McFadyen • Michael Riha Music Samples • Goldman - “On the Mall” recorded by Morton Gould and his Symphonic Band BMG Classics 09026-61255-2 • Sousa - “The Stars and Stripes Forever” recorded by Phillip Jones Ensemble directed by Elgar Howarth London 410290-2 • “Route 66” recorded by The Arts Alive! Jazz Band directed by Steve Platko unreleased • Pierpoint - “Jingle Bells” recorded by The Candian Brass Philips 426835-2