Aurora American Legion Band

Quick Facts

  • 2017 rehearsals begin May 18
  • The Band rehearses 7-9 pm Thursdays at Herget MS in Aurora
  • First parade in 2017 is May 29
  • First concert in 2017 is July 1

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the Aurora American Legion Band?

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.

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 band performs concerts and marches in parades throughout Northern Illinois.

How can I have the Band perform a concert or schedule a parade performance?

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 or use the Contact Us page.

How can I join the Band?

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.

If you'd like more information, or to request some contact you, email us at or use the Contact Us page.

How can I support the band?

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,

When and where does the Band rehearse?

The band rehearses every Thursday from 7-9 pm throughout the summer at Herget Middle School in Aurora. Rehearsals for the 2017 season begin Thursday, May 18.

If I join the Band, will I have to march?

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, oboe, 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

How do I contact the Band?

For more information, other inquiries, or to contact the Band directly, email us at or use the Contact Us page.