About the Ensemble: Founded in 1969, DuPage Community Concert Band exists to embrace and express all of the beauty and glory we can share through playing great music. Concerts feature entertaining music for audiences, as well as stimulating the performer that is consistent with the representation and growth of the college and community band. Membership is open to high school graduates with windwood, brass or percussion experience or to anyone who is otherwise qualified musically to register. Auditions needed for chair placement, but no one is refused membership. Call (630) 942-2048 for registration information.
About the Director: Terry Redford studied music as DePaul University, finishing his Bachelor of Arts in Music degree at Elmhurst College. He received his master’s in music education from VanderCook College of Music in Chicago. When Redford was 19, he was appointed the director of the Catholic Youth Organization Youth Band. Later, he founded the Driscoll Catholic High School and Grade School band programs. He moved to public school music education, becoming the director of bands at Wheaton Central High School, and then moved to Lemont High School where he retired from in 2015. In 2007, he became the fourth director of the DuPage Community Concert Band. He enjoying being the conductor of a program that exemplifies the process of continuing music in the lives of those who enjoy it.