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Celebrate the return of the Mt. Prospect Community Band as they perform their first concert in over 18 months. Entitled “The Show Must Go On,” the concert features medleys from highly successful shows including Fiddler on the Roof, Kiss Me Kate, and West Side Story as well as some favorite marches.

The concert takes place on Sunday, November 7 from 3:30 to 4:30pm at Trinity United Methodist Church in Mount Prospect. Admission is $5 pre-registered through the Mt. Prospect Park District or payable at the door. Visit mppd.org for details.

The COVID-19 pandemic and ensuing restrictions halted musical performances across the country. The Community Band along with the Mt. Prospect Park District, made repeated attempts to rethink the pandemic challenges looking for a way for the band to play on. Each step forward resulted in a new step backward until this past September. Indoor rehearsals were deemed impossible if three feet of required distance were to be maintained. The idea arose to practice outdoors weekly in the Veterans Memorial Bandshell, the unofficial home of the Community Band. Extended warm weather made the practices a reality and as the band prepared to move indoors, they were well on their way to their first concert in a very long time. 

The Mt. Prospect Community Band still delights music lovers on many levels as proven by the steady stream of outdoor listeners that visited the bandshell to enjoy the practice sessions. As the evenings grew darker and the temperatures began to drop, the band found a safe way to practice indoors. Mark your calendar for Sunday, November 7 as the music returns courtesy of the Mt. Prospect Community Band, a program of the Mt. Prospect Park District.