The Unique Winds will perform on the grounds of the Historical Museum from 10am to 12pm.
Linda Steck - Bb Solo Clarinet
Floyd Meadows - Bb Clarinet
Deborah Efflandt - Bassoon
Margaret Raab - Contrabass Clarinet
The Unique Winds is a quartet that has been performing since 2015. It has a blend of treble and bass which provides its distinctive sound. The instrumentation consists of Bb clarinet, bass clarinet, bassoon, and contrabass clarinet.
The ensemble performs for various events in Chicago and suburbs. The musicians have performed annually for Arlington Heights Garden Walk. They have also performed at the Arlington Heights Farmers Market, public library venues, Palos Hills community Halloween and Arts venues, cancer fundraisers, recitals, holiday and anniversary events.
All four musicians have over 30 years’ performance experience and currently play in the following groups:
Linda Steck (clarinet) DuPage Community Band at the McAninch Arts Center, Glen Ellyn; Spring Valley Community Band, Schaumburg (1st chair soloist), and Lisle Community Band.
Deborah Efflandt (bassoon) Harper Wind Symphony, Palatine; Sinfonettia Bel Canto, Downers Grove; Sinfonettia DuPage, Lombard; and various chamber groups.
Margaret Raab (contrabass clarinet) Spring Valley Community Band, Schaumburg.
Floyd Meadows (bass clarinet) Sinfonettia Bel Canto, Downers Grove; Sinfonettia DuPage, Lombard.
Performance selections that audiences will recognize include classical, modern, patriotic tunes, and film music. The Beatles selections are featured in most performances. The ensemble will arrange musical pieces to fit any event.
The Unique Winds quartet loves to bring the gift of music to the public and is always happy to perform for the Arlington Heights Garden Club Garden Walk.
Brandon Reyes will perform on the grounds of the Historical Museum from 12pm to 2pm.
Brandon Reyes works as a math teacher in West Chicago as well as performing jazz vibraphone music semi-professionally in solo and small group settings. He started playing the vibraphone in the jazz band in high school because nobody else wanted to play it. He actually wanted to play the guitar but there were already two very good guitar players in the band. However, his percussion teacher showed him how to play "Feliz Navidad" on the vibraphone and he was completely enthralled with the way the chords sounded. By the time he finished college, he had bought his own vibraphone and began playing at local farmers' markets.
Bach to Rock
Bach to Rock will perform on the grounds of the Historical Museum from 2pm to 4pm.
From budding musicians to all-star performers, everyone’s welcome at Bach to Rock® Arlington Heights! Our music school offers programs and classes for all ages, all skill levels, and all genres.
Our one-on-one lessons find a harmony between practice and theory. Students get to play songs they love, building core musical skills while unleashing their passion for performance. With band programs, students can grow their confidence as musicians, perform with peers, and enjoy the spotlight.
Staffed by working musicians and music educators, we deliver lessons in all genres. Aspiring DJs can also access state-of-the-art equipment through our Beat Refinery® program.
In addition to lessons and classes, our music school offers birthday parties, camps, early childhood music education, and so much more!
Address: 65 West Rand Road, Arlington Heights, IL 60004