The Roosevelt-Aurora Post No. 84 American Legion Band is a group of patriotic musicians who have a common goal - to make good music together, and have fun doing it. Since 1937, the band has enabled musicians in Chicago's western suburbs to continue their music education by performing challenging music in a relaxed setting. The band performs concerts and marches in parades throughout Northern Illinois.
One of the band's strengths is its diversity, boasting student musicians, former high school players, former college players, music educators, and retirees among its membership. The Aurora Beacon News published a fantastic article describing the band, please visit their page to hear us play and read more about us.
Our current performance season is late May through early August, with few exceptions. We perform in the greater Aurora and Fox Valley area, indoor and outdoor concerts and parades. If you're interested in scheduling us, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or use the Contact Us page.
We encourage prospective members to bring your horn and participate in a rehearsal, or just come and listen. At that time a section leader will meet with you to answer questions you may have and discuss member responsibilities, etc.
Come to our concerts and bring guests! You can find our performance calendar here. We also have a tax exempt fund through the Cummunity Foundation of the Fox River Valley, which accepts donations on our behalf. Donate or learn more on our fund's page, cffrv.gives/legionband.
The band rehearses every Thursday from 7-9 pm through the summer at Herget Middle School in Aurora. Rehearsals for the 2018 season will be announced in spring.
Marching is highly encouraged, but optional. Marching in parades is part of the Band's heritage, and we sound better the more marchers we have. If your instrument is not good for marching (bassoon, string bass, etc.) but you'd like to join us on the street, talk to your section leader about other options for parades or email us at email@example.com.