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The Round Lake Community Band was formed by Ms. Barbara Buehlman in 1969, composed of adults and high school students in and around the Round Lake area.  Ms. Buehlman turned over the directorship to her assistant, Mr. Jim Barkow, in 1970 until Ms. Joyce Rossdeutcher assumed the director position in 1977.  The band was in existence until 1985 when it was disband. 

The Round Lake Community Band was regrouped by Mr. Jim Jordan, as a program of the Round Lake Area Park District, in 1995 under the direction of Mr. Mike Dawson.  The following year, Mr. Dawson had the opportunity to teach in Texas and handed his directorship over to Mr. Mike Celmer.  As Mr. Celmer's work and family life demanded more of his time, he turned the reins over to Mr. Chester (Chet) Shatonus who led us for one year.  Mr. Steve Stenzel 2004 took over when Mr. Shatonus' work responsibilities were expanded.  Under Mr. Stenzel, the band started to grow again and worked on playing more challenging pieces.  After a year, his health and work issues required him to step down.  Mr. Trey Johnson took over leading the group in 2004 while he was stationed at Great Lakes.  Under Mr. Johnson's leadership, the band's overall sound soon improved.  Mr. Chris Teichler took over in 2007 when Mr. Johnson was deployed overseas and introduced more difficult pieces for us to perform.  The next year, Mr. Johnson was released from the Navy and returned as our director.  Next, we brought in Ms. Jennifer Crosby from 2010-2015.  With Ms. Crosby's initiative, the band once again took on more difficult music and worked on our intonation.  Due to family commitments, the band membership started to dwindle.  Ms. Crosby's work schedule required her to spend more time in Evanston, where she lives, and Mr. Paul Hefner took over in July of 2015.  In the time Mr. Hefner has been the director, the band has increased it's membership and is beginning to work on intonation and overall ensemble sound.

Past Concerts


Sunday, October 16, 2016 @ 2pm
Hallowe'en Fall Concert




Christmas Season 2004 Concerts

Friday, December 3, 2004 @ 7pm
Trim - a - Tree Festival
Round Lake Park District
Nature Center

Sunday, December 5, 2004 @ 10am
Round Lake Chamber of Commerce
Pancake Breakfast
Round Lake High School

Tuesday, December 14 @ 7pm
Cedar Village Apartments, Lake Villa

Tuesday, November 16, 2004 @ 7pm
Fall Concert
Cedar Villas, Round Lake

Tuesday, Aug 17 @ 7pm
Round Lake Park District Ice Cream Social

Thursday, July 29, 2004 @ 7pm
Valley Lakes Gazebo

Saturday, June 12 @ 1pm
Round Lake Festival
Round Lake, Main Street Stage

Tuesday, May 18 @ 7:45pm
Joint Concert with
Round Lake High School Band
RLHS Auditorium

Sunday, May 2 @ 2pm
"A Salute to Veterans"
Leisure Village, Fox Lake

Tuesday, March 30 @ 7pm
Season Opener
Cedar Villas, Round Lake

Christmas Season 2003 Concerts

Tuesday, December 16, 2003
Christmas Season Finale
Hillcrest Nursing Home, Round Lake

Friday, December 12, 2003 @ 7pm
Holiday Festival
Round Lake Area Park District, Hart Road

Sunday, December 7, 2003 @ 9:30am
Pancake Breakfast
Round Lake Area Chamber of Commerce

Friday, December 5, 2003 @ 7pm
Trim - A - Tree Celebration
Round Lake Area Park District, Hart Road

2003 - Pre Christmas

Tuesday, August 19, 2003 @ 7pm
Round Lake Area Park District, Hart Road, Round Lake
Ice Cream Social in the Park Series
Special Joint Concert with the US Navy Band at Great Lakes

Thursday, May 22, 2003 @ 7pm - Joint Concert with and at Round Lake High School Band
316 W South Rosedale Rd, Round Lake

Tuesdays: June 17 and July 15@ 7pm
Round Lake Area Park District's
Concert / Ice Cream Social in the Park Series

Sunday, March 16, 2003
Round Lake Chamber of Commerce
Home and Trade Fair

Sunday, February 8, 2003
Round Lake Are Park District
Cultural Arts Festival


Sunday, December 15, 2002
Holiday Inn, Gurnee
Holiday Brunch

Saturday, December 7, 2002
Round Lake Area Park District
Holiday Fest

Friday, December 6, 2002
Round Lake Area Park District
Trim-A-Tree Celebration

Tuesday, November 12, 2002
Cedar Villas Apartments
Holiday Performance

Wednesday, September 11, 2002
Round Lake Area Cities
World Trade Center Memorial Service


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