Live Musicians


Unique Winds


The Unique Winds will perform at the Historical Society grounds from 10 am to 12 pm

Unique Winds


Deborah Efflandt - Bassoon 

Kathy Gomberg - Bass Clarinet 

Margaret Raab - Contrabass Clarinet

Linda Steck - Clarinet

Unique Winds

630-567-5683 (Margaret)

Unique Winds is a four person ensemble that has a Bb clarinet, bass clarinet, bassoon, and contrabass clarinet.  The ensemble performs free for charity and fundraising events in Chicago and suburbs.  The musicians have performed at cancer fundraising, the Arlington Heights Farmers Market, and recitals.  The Unique Winds is also available to play for weddings prior to the ceremony at reasonable rates.


Performance selections that audiences will recognize include classical, modern, patriotic tunes, polkas, and film music.  The Beatles selections are featured in most performances.  The ensemble will arrange musical pieces to fit the event.

All four musicians are members of The Spring Valley Community Band performing at The Prairie Center for the Arts in Schaumburg. Linda Steck, Deborah Efflandt, and Margaret Raab are also members of the DuPage Community Band that performs in the McAninch Arts Center at College of DuPage in Glen Ellyn, and the Lisle Community Band in the summer.  Kathy Gomberg performs for many venues including churches, polka bands, as well as playing in the Northwest Suburban Concert Band at Medinah Park District and surrounding area.  Deborah Efflandt also performs in the Harper Concert Band at Harper College in Palatine.

The quartet loves to bring the gift of music to the public and is looking forward to performing for you!

Tritone Music School

​Chieko Garling will perform on the Historical Society grounds from 12 pm to 2 pm

Chieko Garling 

Born in Yokohama, Japan, she began playing piano at the age of three and received formal classical piano training in Japan for about 10 years.  She moved to the Chicago area to study jazz composition at Roosevelt University and performed professionally in college.   In 2014 she and her husband Tom opened a school where she has created and successfully implemented her own system and methodology. She has performed with Taku Akiyama, Carl Allen, Geof Bradfield, Vincent Davis, Savoir Faire, John Fedchock, Phil Gratteau, Harold Jones, Bob Long, Winton Marsalis, Scott Mason, Rob Parton, Marlene Rosenberg, Noritaka Tanaka, Mayo Tiana, Patrick Williams, Barry Winograd, the Harper Symphony Orchestra, and the Northwest Festival Orchestra.

Tritone Music School

838 S Arthur

Arlington Heights, IL  60005 


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