The Northshore Concert Band tuba players met with a group of over 3 dozen students and their parents before Sunday’s season opening concert, for a lively meet and greet. They shared stories about their experiences, answered questions and passed out souvenir keepsakes.
Northshore Concert Band artistic director and conductor, Dr. Mallory Thompson stopped in to say hi to everyone as well!
Those attending this fun and informal gathering were thrilled when Gene Pokorny, principal tuba with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra joined the group and shared stories about his musical background and offered encouraging words to the student musicians in attendance! The event ended with a group photo that included the students, the NCB Tubas and Gene Pokorny. Students were given a copy of this photo as a memento of this unforgettable experience!
We were honored to welcome Mr. Pokorny for his first solo performance with NCB!
The Northshore Concert Band tuba players include John Harshey, a band director from Mundelein who has been with NCB for 31 years, Rodney Owens, a band director from Lake Forest, who has also been with NCB for 31 years, Peter Lograsso, an orchestra director from Westchester who has been with the band for 28 years, Kevin Baldwin, a mechanical engineer from Des Plaines and NCB member for 10 years and Eric Weisseg, and IT manager from Chicago who has been an NCB member for 9 years.
The next Northshore Concert Band concert is our highly anticipated annual “Lifetime of Music” program. In a highlight of the season, we are joined on stage by some of the most talented young musicians in the Chicagoland area!
Sunday, February 12, 2017, 3:00 pm
Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, Northwestern University, 50 Arts Circle Drive, Evanston, Illinois
For More Information:
Visit www.northshoreband.org or call (847) 432-2263.
Images: Courtesy of Douglas Boehm