Traditions and Discoveries

The DuPage Community Concert Band opens its season with a program containing much-loved masterpieces of the wind repertoire, as well as new discoveries from composers of our time. Don’t miss this showcase!

Performance Program
  • Fanfare and Funk by Oliver Waespi
  • October by Eric Whitacre
  • Toccata Marziale by Ralph Vaughan Williams
  • Triumphal March from Aida by Giuseppe Verdi
  • Selections from Phantom of the Opera by Andrew Lloyd Webber
  • March: “Pathfinder of Panama” by John Philip Sousa

DuPage Community Concert Band exists to embrace and express all of the beauty and glory we can share through playing great music. Concerts feature music that entertains the audience, while stimulating the performer in a manner consistent with the representation and growth of the college and community band.

Rehearsal for the DuPage Community Concert Band are Monday nights, 7 to 9:30 p.m., Room 138 -McAninch Arts Center. 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 refused membership. Call (630) 942-2048 for registration information.

About the Director: Mark A. Taylor is a conductor, educator, and performer in demand throughout the Great Lakes region.  Dr. Taylor has taught with distinction at every level of study, ranging from elementary, middle, and high school to collegiate, amateur, and professional musicians. He is Music Director of both Chicago Brass Band and Milwaukee Festival Brass, two award winning British-style brass bands, and Music Director of the Waukegan Band, one of America’s oldest and most historic civic ensembles. He received the Doctor of Musical Arts degree in 2016 from the University of North Texas. Prior to his doctoral study, he served five years as Director of Bands and Coordinator of Ensembles at Loyola University Chicago, and member of music education faculty at Roosevelt University. Dr. Taylor received the Master of Music degree from Northwestern University. He received his undergraduate degrees from the University of Notre Dame and also performed in the Concert Band, Orchestra, Liturgical Choir, Men’s Glee Club, and Collegium Musicum. Dr. Taylor and his wife and son reside in Lake Forest, IL.