Joining the Band


Rehearsals take place Thursdays from 7 p.m. to 9:45 p.m. at the Meridian Middle School in Buffalo Grove. Symphonic Band runs from 7-8:30 p.m. and Jazz Band from 8:45-9:45 p.m. Occasionally we may extend Symphonic Band to 9 p.m. with an extra break.
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New members

There is no fee or audition required to join, and new members on all wind instruments are always welcome. You must be 18 years old or older to join.

Current Openings

The Buffalo Grove Symphonic Band is in need of flute players. We are looking for qualified players for both 1st and 2nd chair positions. There are also openings for 1-2 French Horns and 2nd Oboe. Call Music Director/Conductor Howard Green at (847) 421-7984 or Band President Jim Osters at (847) 634-2858 with questions. No auditions are required. Interested candidates may come to rehearsals on Thursday evenings at 7:00 PM at Meridian Middle School in Buffalo Grove.

We accept new members on all instruments. To play in the Jazz Band, wind and percussion players are required to join the Symphonic Band as well. The jazz band meets weekly on Thursdays at Meridian Middle School in Buffalo Grove from 8:45-9:45 p.m.


About the Band

For adults joining the band, we provide the opportunity to learn music, regain lost or improve existing skills, and develop new friendships while providing the surrounding community with services that educate and entertain.

In addition to the full band, there are also small ensemble performance opportunities.

Whether you are a novice or an experienced musician, contact us to learn more about opportunities to play with the 70-member Symphonic Band. Contact Music Director Howard Green for further information.