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TINLEY PARK Arts Alive! BAND. PARK DISTRICT BOARD MEETING WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 18, 2000 Presenters: Jeanette Kreuz and Michael Riha. Introduction.

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tinley park arts alive band

TINLEY PARK Arts Alive! BAND

PARK DISTRICT BOARD MEETING

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 18, 2000

Presenters:

Jeanette Kreuz and Michael Riha

introduction
Introduction
  • The band was established in 1987 by the Tinley Park-Park District under its then new “Arts Alive!” program to encourage, promote, teach and perform the fine arts in Tinley Park and the surrounding communities.
  • The band has performed throughout the Chicagoland area in benefit and public service concerts.
our director
Our Director
  • Stephen Platko became the band’s music director in 1990.
  • He is a graduate of Northwestern University.
  • After retiring, he has devoted his musical energies to the “Arts Alive!” music programs and to a career of composing and arranging music.
our bands
OUR BANDS

The Tinley Park “Arts Alive!” Community Band is actually several music groups in one...

our band con t
OUR BAND (con’t)

…plus other small ensembles for special occasions.

our membership
OUR MEMBERSHIP
  • Band members range in age from 16 to 80+ years.
  • Members reside in communities from Kankakee to Chicago and many southern and western suburbs.
  • Members receive no monetary compensation for time spentrehearsing or performing.
our schedule
OUR SCHEDULE
  • As a representative of the Tinley Park-Park District, the Community Band maintains a very active schedule performing in Tinley Park and the surrounding area.
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October 1999
  • Tinley Park’s Oktoberfest Parade
  • Jazz Band in the Family Tent at Oktoberfest
  • Official Band Mini-Golf Outing at McCarthy Park

November 1999

  • Annual spaghetti dinner at American Legion

December 1999

  • Holiday Concert at Andrew High School
  • Brass and flute groups perform at Integrated Health Services in Oak Lawn
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February 2000
  • Candlelight Bowl at Tinley Park Bowl
  • Jazz Band at dinner dance at Maggianno’s Little Italy in downtown Chicago
  • Valentine’s Day dinner dance at Georgio’s Banquets in Orland Hills with the Tinley Park High School jazz band

April 2000

  • “Cavalcade of Bands” at Moraine Valley Community College

May 2000

  • Spring Concert at Tinley Park High School
  • Brass group at Memorial Day services at Chapel Hill Gardens South in Alsip
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June 2000
  • Concerts at McCarthy Park and Hobart, Indiana
  • “World Tour 2000” to Budingen and Dudelsheim, Germany

August 2000

  • Jazz band represents Tinley Park-Park Districton “Park District Conservation Day” at Illinois State Fair
  • Concerts at McCarthy Park and Bicentennial Park in Joliet

September 2000

  • Flute group at the Vogt Visual Art Center, Calvary Reformed Church in Orland Park and Covenant Presbyterian Church in South Holland.
  • Brass group at St. Mark’s United Church of Christ in Chicago Heights
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October 2000
  • Oktoberfest parade
  • Jazz band for Octoberfest celebration at Our Lady of Loretto Catholic Church in Hometown
  • and more to come...
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The band and its members have also performed at:
  • Rededication of the O’Hare Hilton
  • Tinley Park Historical Society Christmas program at the Landmark
  • Brementowne Little League Baseball Boosters Parade
  • City of Palos Heights
  • Tinley Park Village Hall
  • Combined concerts with Tinley Park grade school and high school bands
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Dedication of Tinley Park Volunteer Fire Department Training Facility
  • Fine Arts Festival at the World Music Theatre
  • Valporaiso University Community Band Festival
  • Hines Veterans Hospital
  • Tinley Park gazebo dedication
  • Friends of Budingen—Sister Cities functions
  • Richard J. Daley College Graduation
  • St. George Catholic Church in Tinley Park
  • Musical about history of Tinley Park presented as part of village’s Centennial celebration
  • Summer picnic at Trinity Lutheran Church in Tinley Park
  • Art Fairs at Vogt Visual Art Center
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“Education Day”, a musical learning experience for the students of Tinley Park and surrounding communities, held at Prairie View Junior High, sponsored by the Illinois Arts Council, funded through a grant written by band member Jeanette Kreuz

band promotion
BAND PROMOTION
  • Park District program book
  • Local newspapers
  • The band is on the Internet atwww.artsalive.org
  • Purpose of the web site
    • Information center for band members
    • Advertisement for group
    • Recruitment of new members
upcoming events
UPCOMING EVENTS

SPAGHETTI DINNER - NOVEMBER 12th

  • Food
  • Music
    • Jazz Band
    • Grace Notes
  • Great price
    • $5/person
    • $15/family
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UPCOMING EVENTS
  • HOLIDAY CONCERT - December 3rd
    • Featuring the Band and Chorale
summary
SUMMARY
  • The Tinley Park “Arts Alive!” Community Band has an active and prominent place in the community.
  • If you would like to know more about our program, please contact any member of the Band Board.
credits
Credits

Photo Credits

  • Jeanette Kreuz
  • Suzanne McFadyen
  • Michael Riha

Music Samples

  • Goldman - “On the Mall”

recorded by Morton Gould and his Symphonic Band

BMG Classics 09026-61255-2

  • Sousa - “The Stars and Stripes Forever”

recorded by Phillip Jones Ensemble directed by Elgar Howarth

London 410290-2

  • “Route 66”

recorded by The Arts Alive! Jazz Band directed by Steve Platko

unreleased

  • Pierpoint - “Jingle Bells”

recorded by The Candian Brass

Philips 426835-2