Musicians & Music

Meet the extraordinary men and women of Northshore Concert Band who have dedicated their lives to making music!


Kathryn Cargill

Kathryn Cargill plays the Flute and has been with the Northshore Concert Band since 1977. She is a Private Instructor and lives in Palos Heights, Illinois.

When and why did you start playing? I started on flute in fourth grade. The sound of the Jr. High band was really thrilling, and I wanted to be part of it. I heard my first flute teacher, Paul Bolman, playing in the NCB when I was 11, and I was hooked for life.

What do you enjoy most about playing? Listening to the other sections work together and respond to the conductor.

What are your musical influences? Now I am mostly influenced by our director, Mallory Thompson. She is inspiring.

Who was your most influential music teacher? For flute playing, Paula Robison was the greatest influence.

Does anyone in your family play music? My son Matt is a fine musician. My son Pete and husband Greg are terrific music consumers.

What’s on your iPod? My son Matt is a fine musician. My son Pete and husband Greg are terrific music consumers.

Do you have any advice for young musicians? COUNT! SING! Remember that YOU are the music…you are just using your horn to express yourself.

What makes performing with Northshore Concert Band different from performing with other groups? Attention to detail. Striving for perfection.

List three words to describe the Northshore Concert Band. Family, Important!, Life.

Please add anything else that you would like our readers to know about you. I have taken up community theatre acting. It has improved my flute, sax, and singing performances. And it’s fun!

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