The Moraine Valley Community College Academic Music Department will present a Cavalcade of the Bands Saturday, April 7, at 7 p.m., in Building G gymnasium, at the college, 9000 W. College Parkway. Admission is free.

The concert will feature the Moraine Valley Concert Band, directed by Douglass Bratt; Tinley Park Community Band, directed by Barbara Abarro; West Suburban Concert Band, directed by Hank Hiorns; and the Joliet American Legion Band, under the director of Kevin Macha.

“This concert will be the first time since 2014 the groups have gotten together to perform. Combined community band concerts are a fun way to build connections between likeminded adult and college band musicians who have a passion for performing great concert band music,” Bratt said.
Each band will perform selections that include traditional concert band melodies, show tunes, movie themes, and concert marches. The bands will combine to perform the “Star Spangled Banner,” and “America the Beautiful,” and will close the concert with John Phillip Sousa’s “Stars and Stripes Forever.”

For more information, contact Bratt at