Kish Band kicks off fall concert season
DeKALB — The Kishwaukee Concert Band will open its 12th season at 3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 20, in the Boutell Memorial Hall inside the Northern Illinois University Music Building.
“Fall Changes” will be directed by Dave Lehman and Gene Vanden Bosch, with a special appearance by retired director John Hansen. Supporting the band are the DeKalb County Community Foundation and the Mary E. Stevens Concert & Lecture Fund.
Beth Wilkins will be the alto sax soloist for “Harlem Nocturne.” Wilkins is originally from the St. Louis area. She holds a bachelor of music education degree from Illinois Wesleyan University and a master’s degree from the University of Illinois. She was a band director in Illinois and Indiana before pursuing a doctoral degree in curriculum and instruction. Wilkins is a full professor at NIU in the Department of Leadership, Education Psychology, and Foundations, where she teaches courses in curriculum, instruction, and teacher leadership.
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