Municipal Band to perform music from around the world

Christine Monteiro
Christine Monteiro

The DeKalb Municipal Band will present “A Musical Trip Around the World” at 8 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 13, at the Dee Palmer Band Shell in Hopkins Park, 1403 Sycamore Road in DeKalb. The band is under the direction of Kirk Lundbeck.

Joining the band on this journey is another local favorite, Christine Monteiro, who will perform “The Girl from Ipanema,” “Glitter and Be Gay” and “Mambo Italiano.”

Monteiro, lyric soprano, holds a bachelor’s degree in vocal music performance from Northern Illinois University. She is a member of the trumpet sections of the DeKalb Municipal Band and the Kishwaukee Symphony Orchestra. She has been heard in pit orchestras for more than 25 Stage Coach Players’ musical productions. Monteiro also plays lead trumpet and covers female vocals for Jazz in Progress, and often substitutes on lead trumpet for the Class Act II Big Band.

A performer of many talents, Monteiro is the director of the Celebration Chorale and the Waterman Community Choir. She also has served as the music director for CCT musicals; and recently directed the pit orchestra for Stage Coach Players’ summer production of “Mamma Mia.” She also is a member of the Sycamore High School Music Hall of Fame.

Sarah Holmes from the band’s flute section will be the featured instrumental soloist, performing “Linnets’ Parade.”

Holmes earned her undergraduate degree from Kent State University in 2006, and her graduate degree from the Hartt School of Music at the University of Hartford in 2008, both in flute performance. She returned to Kent State University and earned her Master of Library and Information Science degree in 2015. She is on faculty at NIU as music catalog librarian and interim music librarian.  

Other selections on the program include “The All American March,” “Italian in Algiers,” “An American in Paris,” “Gaucho Carnival,” “The Belle of Chicago,” “The Billboard March,” “Viva Mexico,” “Oshogatsu,” “Caribbean Rondo,” “Blue Tango” and “On the Hudson.”

Admission is free; donations to “Help the Band Play On” will be accepted. Bench seating is available or bring a lawn chair or blanket.

For more information about the band, visit Visit the band’s Facebook page for up-to-the-minute happenings and to learn of any weather cancellations.

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