The Tinley Park Arts Alive! Band, directed by Barbara Abarro, recently brought the audience to their feet during the grand finale of John Philip Sousa’s “The Stars And Stripes Forever” at the group's 25th anniversary concert. | Supplied photo
Updated: July 10, 2013 6:07AM
The Tinley Park Arts Alive Band, directed by Barbara Abarro, recently celebrated its 25th anniversary with a concert of favorite musical memories at Andrew High School’s Performing Arts Center.
Former members joined the 55-piece band for the finale, John Philip Sousa’s “The Stars and Stripes Forever.”
Selections included “Broad Stripes and Bright Stars,” written by former director Stephen J. Platko; “A Salute to Hoagy Carmichael;” “Where Never Lark or Eagle Flew,” by James Curnow; Holst’s “First Suite in Eb for Military Band,” and many others.
The Arts Alive Jazz Band performed some of their favorites including “In the Mood,” “Witchcraft” and “Sweet Home Chicago.”
The concert band will perform outdoors 7:45 to 8:30 p.m. June 13 at Joliet Bi-Centennial Park, 201 W. Jefferson St., Joliet; and at 6 p.m. June 23 at Tinley Park Bettenhausen Recreation Center, 8125 W. 171st St., Tinley Park.
Concerts will be indoors in inclement weather.
Musicians ages 16 and older may join with no audition or residency requirements. Rehearsals are 7 to 9 p.m. Mondays at McCarthy Park, 16801 S. 80th Ave., Tinley Park.
The Arts Alive Program is sponsored by the Tinley Park Park District.
For information, call (708) 342-4200 or visit www.artsalive.org. Facebook: www.facebook.com/ArtsAliveBand.