Welcome to The Crystal Lake Community Band
The history of band music in the Crystal Lake area dates back to the Crystal Lake City Band of the early 1900's. The current CLCB was established in 1984 as an affiliate of the Crystal Lake Park District. The band was founded by a small group of amateur musicians seeking an outlet for their love of music. From the outset, the Band has always sought adult members from all walks of the community and prided itself on its ability to bring music of a consistently high level to the public. Currently, the Band boasts a roster of approximately ninety members including both professional and dedicated amateur musicians. Members come from sixteen different communities in Illinois and Wisconsin.
The band year is divided into three seasons: Spring (which is highlighted by the Spring Pops Concert), Summer (which showcases outdoor concerts-in-the-parks in local communities), and Winter (where the Winter Pops Concert is featured). The 'Pops' format is designed to bring a mixture of serious, seasonal and popular music to the public. All performances offer variety and typically include works by composers as diverse as Shostakovich, Grainger, Sousa and Ellington. The Band regularly offers Guest Soloists (both from within and outside of its ranks), Jazz Band features, and other small ensembles to its concert-going audiences. Throughout the past 17 years the Band has performed during five trips to Europe as well as performances in Alaska.
An Affiliate of the Crystal Lake Park District
P.O. Box 684
Crystal Lake, IL 60039
TEL: (815) 679-BAND
Our concert schedule is published here. In addition, we have samples of our music you can listen to here.
We are funded by generous donations. Please consider becoming a supporter of the band. Details on our giving options can be found here.
Pick up that old instrument and join us! We are a non-audition band the details can be found here.