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Illinois
Month and Year Founded: March 1998
Sponsor: Olivet Nazarene University, Bourbonnais, Illinois
King Music Inc., Bradley, Illinois
Type of Ensemble: Band
Total Membership: 50
Tuition / Membership Fee: $75/Semester
Rehearsal Day and Time: September-May 15
Monday
7:00 PM
Rehearsal Address: Larsen Fine Arts Center
Olivet Nazarene University
Director: Dr. Keith Ramsden
Contact Person: Dr. Keith Ramsden
Group Mailing Address: 1243 Tower Road
Bourbonnais, Illinois 60914
Web Site:
Last Update: 5/14/2012

Month and Year Founded: August 2004
Sponsor: Community Music Division
DePaul University
Type of Ensemble: Band, String Ensemble
Dixieland/Jazz Band, Flute Choir
Total Membership: 34
Tuition / Membership Fee: Call for current tuition rates: (773) 325-7262
Rehearsal Day and Time: Band, Sunday, 7:30-9:00 PM
String Ensemble, Sunday, 4:00-5:30 PM
Dixieland/Jazz Band, Sunday, 6:30-7:15 PM
Flute Choir, Sunday, 6:15-7:15 PM
Rehearsal Address: McGaw Hall, Room 109
DePaul University
802 West Belden Avenue
Chicago, Illinois 60614
Director: Sally W. Bowers
Contact Person: Suzanne Baker
(773) 325-7262
sbaker [at] depaul [dot] edu
Group Mailing Address: 804 West Belden Avenue
Community Music Division
Chicago, Illinois 60614
Web Site: music.depaul.edu/cmd/Programs/Adult/Ensembles.asp
Last Update: 3/13/2011

Month and Year Founded: January 2000
Sponsor:
Type of Ensemble: Concert Band
Total Membership: 35
Tuition / Membership Fee: $180/Semester
Rehearsal Day and Time: Tuesday
9:15-11:15 AM
Rehearsal Address: Takiff Center
999 Green Bay Road
Glencoe, Illinois 60022
Director: Sally W. Bowers
Contact Person: Alison Claus
(847) 634-0495
alisonclaus [at] gmail [dot] com

Sally Bowers
(847) 446-9329
sallywbowers [at] gmail [dot] com Group Mailing Address: Sally Bowers
1338 Sunview Lane
Winnetka, Illinois 60093 Web Site: www.northshorenhb.org Last Update: 3/8/2014

Month and Year Founded: 1998
Sponsor:
Type of Ensemble: Band
Total Membership: 46
Tuition / Membership Fee: $50/Semester
Rehearsal Day and Time: Monday and Wednesday
5:00-7:00 PM
Rehearsal Address: K of C Hall
1713 Stamper Lane
Godfrey, Illinois 62035
Director: Stanley Chytil
Contact Person: Stanley Chytil
schytil [at] charter [dot] net
Group Mailing Address: New Horizons Band
P.O. Box 42
Godfrey, Illinois 62035
Web Site: www.nhbgodfrey.org
Last Update:

Month and Year Founded: February 1998
Sponsor: Naperville Municipal Band
Type of Ensemble: Concert Band, Jazz Ensemble
Brass Choir, Woodwind Consortium
Total Membership: 45
Tuition / Membership Fee: $115/Semester
Rehearsal Day and Time: Monday, 5:30-7:00 PM, Full Band
Monday and Thursday Evening, Other Groups
Rehearsal Address: Concert Center Naperville
Director: Maryann Flock
Contact Person: Maryann Flock
(630) 476-9072
FlockMusik [at] comcast [dot] net
Group Mailing Address: 6111 Sherman Drive
Woodridge, Illinois 60517
Web Site: www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=297017856641&ref=search
Last Update: 2/7/2011

Month and Year Founded: 1995
Sponsor: Music Institute of Chicago
Type of Ensemble: Concert Band
Total Membership: 51
Tuition / Membership Fee: $212/Semester
$63/Summer
Rehearsal Day and Time: Tuesday and Thursday
9:15-10:45 AM, Band
11:00-11:45 AM, Small Group Instruction
Rehearsal Address: Music Institute of Chicago
300 Green Bay Road
Winnetka, Illinois 60093
Director: Carolyn Merva Robblee
Contact Person: Carolyn Merva Robblee
(509) 592-3629 (cell)
carolyn_merva [at] yahoo [dot] com
Group Mailing Address: Carolyn Merva Robblee
Music Institute of Chicago
300 Green Bay Road
Winnetka, Illinois 60093
Web Site: www.musicinst.org
Last Update: 1/31/2011

Indiana
Month and Year Founded: September 2000
 Sponsor:  The Elkhart Parks & Recreation Department
 Type of Ensemble:  Concert Band
Swingin’ Senior Saxes & Company
 Total Membership:  65
 Tuition / Membership Fee:  $60/Trimester
 Rehearsal Day and Time:  Tuesday and Thursday, 9:00-10:30 AM
 Rehearsal Address:  McNaughton Park Pavilion
701 Arcade Avenue
Elkhart, Indiana
 Director:  Everett Smith
Camille Smith
 Contact Person:  Karen Wesdorp, President
(574) 293-5120
kwesdorp [at] frontier [dot] com
 Group Mailing Address:  23300 Forest Lane
Elkhart, Indiana 46516
 Web Site:
 Last Update:  4/8/2014

Month and Year Founded: March 2004
 Sponsor:
 Type of Ensemble:  Band
 Total Membership:  26
 Tuition / Membership Fee:  $90/Quarter (9 Weeks)
 Rehearsal Day and Time:  Tuesday and Friday
9:30-11:30 AM
 Rehearsal Address:  Crescent Avenue Methodist Church
1232 Crescent Avenue
Fort Wayne, Indiana 46805
 Director:  John Morse
 Contact Person:  Dave Held
(260) 744-6084
zotzbike [at] peoplepc [dot] com
 Group Mailing Address:  302 East Maplegrove Avenue
Fort Wayne, Indiana 46806
 Web Site:  www.newhorizonsbandftwayne.com
 Last Update:

Month and Year Founded:  January 2007
Sponsor: Goshen College Community School of the Arts
Greencroft Senior Center
Type of Ensemble: String Orchestra
Total Membership: 14
Tuition / Membership Fee: $150/15 Weeks (meets twice weekly)
Rehearsal Day and Time: Wednesday and Thursday
Green Orchestra (beginners, no prior experience), 9:15-10:15 AM
New Horizons Strings, 10:00-11:15 AM
Rehearsal Address: Goshen Greencroft Senior Center
1721 Greencroft Blvd.
Goshen, Indiana 46527
Director: Brook Bennett
Contact Person: Brook Bennett
(574) 312-4610
brookb [at] goshen [dot] edu
Group Mailing Address: 822 South 8th Street
Goshen, Indiana 46526
Web Site: www.gcmusiccenter.org
Last Update:

Month and Year Founded: September 1994
Sponsor: Paige’s Music
The Jenn Foundation
Type of Ensemble: Concert Band
Dance Band
Chamber Groups
Total Membership: 60
Tuition / Membership Fee: $50/Year
Rehearsal Day and Time: Tuesday and Thursday
9:30-11:30 AM
Rehearsal Address: North Side Baptist Church
3021 East 71st Street
Indianapolis, Indiana 46220
Director: Sam Rhinesmith
Al Spangler
Contact Person: Sam Rhinesmith
(317) 823-6057
smrhine [at] comcast [dot] net
Group Mailing Address: 10647 Chesapeake Drive North
Indianapolis, Indiana 46236
Web Site:
Last Update: 2/8/2014

Iowa
Month and Year Founded: January 1999
Sponsor: University of Northern Iowa
Type of Ensemble: Band
Total Membership: 80
Tuition / Membership Fee: $80/12 Week Session
$55/8 Week Summer Session
Rehearsal Day and Time: Tuesday and Thursday
8:00 AM Group Lessons
9:00 AM Band
Rehearsal Address: Davis Hall
Gallagher Bluedorn Performing Arts Center
University of Northern Iowa
Cedar Falls, Iowa, 50614
Director: Diana Blake
Bob Shafer, Associate Director
Contact Person: Cindi Mason
(319) 269-2506
mason [at] uni [dot] edu

Diana Blake
(319) 352-3007
dblake1941 [at] yahoo [dot] com

Dick Lynch
(319) 266-3747
lynch [at] cfu [dot] net

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UNINHB [at] aol [dot] com Group Mailing Address: UNI New Horizons Band
72 GBPAC
University of Northern Iowa
Cedar Falls, Iowa, 50614 Web Site: cns2.uni.edu/~beck/uninhb Last Update: 6/14/2011

Month and Year Founded: September 1998
Sponsor: Coe College
Type of Ensemble: Concert Band
Swing Band
Flute Ensemble
Total Membership: 50
Tuition / Membership Fee: $60/Semester
$30/Summer
Rehearsal Day and Time: Concert Band, Tuesday, 9:30-11:30 AM
Rehearsal Address: Coe College
Sinclair Hall Band Room
1220 1st Avenue NE
Cedar Rapids, Iowa 52402
Director: Alan Lawrence
Contact Person: Janice Cummings
(319) 298-9003
cummings1512 [at] msn [dot] com
Group Mailing Address: 1512 Forest Grove Road SE
Cedar Rapids, Iowa 52403
Web Site:
Last Update: 10/30/2012

Month and Year Founded: 1995
Sponsor: Center for Active Seniors, Inc. (CASI)
Type of Ensemble: Concert Band
Total Membership: 60
Tuition / Membership Fee: $2/Practice for CASI Members
$4/Practice for Non-Members
Rehearsal Day and Time: Thursday
12:30-2:00 PM
Rehearsal Address: Center for Active Seniors, Inc.
1035 West Kimberly Road
Davenport, Iowa 52806
Director: Bob Gaston
Contact Person: Roger Meachem
(563) 289-2791
rm9456 [at] iowatelecom [dot] net
Group Mailing Address: PO Box 347
Princeton, Iowa 52768-0347
Web Site: casiseniors.org/activities1.html#entertainment
Last Update: 10/3/2014

Month and Year Founded: February 2004
Sponsor: Rieman Music
Type of Ensemble: Band
Total Membership: 30
Tuition / Membership Fee: $40
Rehearsal Day and Time: Thursday
6:00-8:00 PM
Rehearsal Address: Rieman Music West
6501 Douglas Avenue
Urbandale, Iowa 50322
Director: Ron Rieckmann
Contact Person: Deb Paul
j_dpaul [at] msn [dot] com
Group Mailing Address: Rieman Music West
6501 Douglas Avenue
Urbandale, Iowa 50322
Web Site: www.riemanmusic.com
Last Update:

Month and Year Founded: September 2009
Sponsor: Northeast Iowa School of Music
Type of Ensemble: Band
Total Membership: 25
Tuition / Membership Fee: $25/Semester
Rehearsal Day and Time: Monday
6:30-8:00 PM
Rehearsal Address: Gallagher Hall
Loras College
1450 Alta Vista Street
Dubuque, Iowa 52001
Director: Glenn Pohland
Contact Person: Liz Thompson
lthompson [at] nisom [dot] com
Group Mailing Address: 2728 Asbury Road, Suite #200
Dubuque, Iowa 52001
Web Site: www.nisom.com
Last Update: 2/9/2014

Month and Year Founded: January 1995
Sponsor: Iowa City/Johnson County Senior Center
University of Iowa School of Music
West Music Company
Type of Ensemble: Band, Swing Band, Ensembles
Total Membership: 100
Tuition / Membership Fee: $155/Year, Concert Band
$95/Year, Monday Night Live!
Rehearsal Day and Time: Ensembles, Tuesday and Thursday, 8:30 AM (academic year)
Concert Band, Tuesday and Thursday, 9:30 AM
Silver Swing, Tuesday, 1:15 PM
Monday Night Live!, Monday, 5:30 PM
Rehearsal Address: Concert Band and Ensembles
Iowa City/Johnson County Senior Center
28 South Linn Street
Iowa City, Iowa 52240

Silver Swing and Monday Night Live!
West Music
1212 5th Street
Coralville, Iowa Director: Erin Wehr, Concert Band and Monday Night Live!
James Sherry, Silver Swing Contact Person: Nancy Wombacher
(319) 331-8758
nwombacher [at] pobox [dot] com Group Mailing Address: 28 South Linn Street
Iowa City, Iowa 52240 Web Site: www.iowacitynhb.org Last Update: 10/2/2014

Month and Year Founded: 1983
Sponsor: Iowa City/Johnson County Senior Center
University of Iowa School of Music
Type of Ensemble: Chorus
Total Membership: 46
Tuition / Membership Fee: $40/Bi-Annually
Rehearsal Day and Time: Tuesday and Thursday
1:00-2:00 PM
Rehearsal Address: Senior Center
28 South Linn Street
Iowa City, Iowa 52240
Director: Mary Cohen
Contact Person: Sally Jablonski
(319) 354-4002
driftwoodoa [at] juno [dot] com
Group Mailing Address: c/o Senior Center
28 South Linn Street
Iowa City, Iowa 52240
Web Site:
Last Update: 10/23/2008

Month and Year Founded: October 2004
Sponsor: Music Man Square
Type of Ensemble: Concert Band
Total Membership: 50
Tuition / Membership Fee: $4/Week
Rehearsal Day and Time: Wednesday
3:30-4:30 PM
Rehearsal Address: 308 South Pennsylvania Avenue
Mason City, Iowa 50401
Director: Bernie Bjorklund
Contact Person: Gary Howell
(641) 423-2754
gdhgs [at] mediacombb [dot] net
Group Mailing Address: 308 South Pennsylvania Avenue
Mason City, Iowa 50401
Web Site: www.themusicmansquare.org
Last Update: 10/31/2012

Month and Year Founded: January 2007
Sponsor: Ray’s Midbell Music
Type of Ensemble: Band
Total Membership: 32
Tuition / Membership Fee: $30/Month
Rehearsal Day and Time: Thursday
4:15-5:15 PM
Rehearsal Address: 4230 South Lancelot Lane
Sioux City, Iowa 51106
Director: Dr. Lou Rossman
Contact Person: Lorna Stamp
(712) 274-4600 ext. 11
lorna [at] midbellmusic [dot] com
Group Mailing Address: 4230 South Lancelot Lane
Sioux City, Iowa 51106
Web Site: www.midbellmusic.com
Last Update: 9/26/2013