- Boys’ basketball holiday tournament tips off tonight
- Ribbon-cutting for Children’s Holiday Shoppe Nov. 26; shop is open Nov. 29-Dec. 21
- Rockford Rescue Mission invites community to Thanksgiving banquet Nov. 26
- Rockton’s new business district welcomes family owned Dr. Detail U.S. Cellular
- 2014 Illinois Emerging Writers Competition winners named
- Open house for new library executive director tonight
- Freeport murder suspect Damon Dixson taken into custody in Rockford
- Local gas station employee arrested for selling liquor to minor
- Renewable Fuel Standard delay ‘a mixed blessing,’ Bustos says
- Rockford delegation presents inaugural ‘Rockford Award’ to Norwegian Air
Rockford Wind Ensemble opens season Oct. 30
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Rockford Wind Ensemble will open its 2011-2012 season with “Music from the Heartland” at 3 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 30.
The concert will be at Rockford First Auditorium, 5950 Spring Creek Road, Rockford.
Rockford Wind Ensemble’s first concert of their 10th anniversary season contains a colorful assortment of literature with an Illinois connection. The dynamic, vibrant sounds of this collection promise to captivate the attention of audience members of all ages.
This afternoon performance features “Reagan of Illinois,” written by nationally-acclaimed composer Dr. David Holsinger, for the 100th anniversary of former President Ronald Reagan’s birth.
Rockford Wind Ensemble will also perform the world premiere of “Scramble,” composed by Todd Stalter of Eureka, Ill.
Tickets — $15 for adults ($12 in advance), $6 for seniors, $5 for students and $30 for season tickets (four concerts) — will be available at the door. Advance tickets are available at the Rockford Area Arts Council, or by calling (815) 227-8550.