Family fun, ‘spooktacular happenings’

By on October 24, 2013

KANELAND—The Kaneland Arts Initiative’s next event is the Halloween Concert of the Fox Valley Concert Band, which will take place on Saturday, Oct. 26, at 3 p.m.

The Fox Valley Concert Band, under the direction of Dr. Colin Holman, was founded in January 1983 and originally sponsored by the St. Charles Park District. The band has grown in number from its original 40 members to an ensemble of over 75 members, who come from more than 30 communities in the Chicagoland area. The mission of the band is to provide opportunities for area musicians to grow in musical excellence and to provide area residents opportunities for exposure to the best in the concert band repertoire. Within the band are five Kaneland Community members.

The Halloween show’s patrons can expect to hear music of the season and have the opportunity to participate in a costume contest. Guests who come in costume will not be tricked; instead, costume wearers will be treated to something special. Bring the whole family for a delightful and “spooktacular” afternoon. The event is approximately 90 minutes in length and appropriate for all ages.

Ticket prices are $8 for students/senior citizens, $10 for adults and $25 for the Family Ticket, which admits all family members living in one household for the single price of $25. Preschoolers may attend free of charge.

Tickets can be purchased from a Fox Valley Concert Band member or through the Kaneland Arts Initiative via phone, (630) 365-5100, ext. 180, or email, The Kaneland Arts Initiative box office can only accommodate cash or checks, payable to “KHS-FAF.”

More information about the Fox Valley Concert Band can be found at, while more information about the Kaneland Arts Initiative can be found at