Kishwaukee Band fall concert honors member

DeKALB – The Kishwaukee Concert Band will start off its 18th season with a fall concert at 3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 13, in the Boutell Memorial Concert Hall on the Northern Illinois University campus.

This concert is sponsored by the Kishwaukee Concert Band to honor the memory of Laron Hafenrichter of Maple Park, a fellow musician and friend, and will be directed by Dave Lehman and Deb Shofner.

Selections on the program include “Miss Liberty,” a march by Karl King, Clifton Williams’ “Dedicatory Overture,” “The Penny-Whistle Song” by Leroy Anderson, “Chasing the Storm” by Billy Madison and “The Hounds of Spring” by Alfred Reed.

“The Trail of Tears,” by James Barnes, is a piece Hafenrichter requested the band play. Its tone describes the 150th anniversary of the forced relocation of thousands of Native Americans in the U.S. More than 4,000 tribe members perished from starvation, exhaustion and exposure to the elements.

Other selections on the program include “Viktor’s Tale” from the movie “The Terminal,” featuring Jimmy Zucker on the clarinet, and “Afterlife” by Rossano Galante, which is dedicated to Hafenrichter.

The concert is free and handicapped-accessible with free parking.

The band is open to anyone older than 18 who has played a wind or percussion instrument. Rehearsals are from 7:15 to 9:15 p.m. Wednesdays in the Huntley Middle School Band Room, 1515 S. Fourth St. in DeKalb.

For information, visit or find the band on Facebook.

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