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BANDWITH CHICAGO

Our mission is to positively affect the lives of underserved Chicago youth by providing lasting access to exceptional musical instruction and ensemble play.

 
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LOLLAPALOZZA

Music In The Key of Chicago

Sunday, August 1st at 12:30pm

Bud Seltzer Stage

You heard us right! In support of Chicago's diverse and legendary music industry, Mayor Lori E. Lightfoot, The Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events (DCASE), and BandWith Chicago are teaming up to bring the local music scene to Lollapalooza. 

​BandWith students will open Music in the Key of Chicago with 10 mins of pure excitement and joy from our Hope Jr. Drumline and WestDance team, to be followed by specially curated performances by Chicago-area artists and talent. We are so honored for this opportunity to help represent our beautiful city. 


If you aren’t able to catch us at Lollapalloza, meet us at Reggie’s on the Beach for the After Show performance at 2pm. 

 
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TODAY SHOW

That's right! We were on the TODAY Show and there were lots of surprises!

VOLUNTEER

Make a difference in a budding musician's life. Learn about volunteer opportunities.

IN THE NEWS

Not to brag, but we have been in the news lately, check it out.

 
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PROVIDING MUSIC EDUCATION

BandWith’s free band programs, for which we do not charge tuition and instruments are provided to students free-of-cost, are located in East Garfield Park. They include our longest standing program, the Titan Band, within LEARN Charter School, and our after-school programs at Hope Jr., in the Marillac Social Center which include the All-Star Band and the newly formed Drumline.

 
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TITAN BAND

The Titan Band offers quality instrumental music instruction and ensemble play to students. We believe in the importance of giving children a venue to share their talents with both their immediate community as well as the community at large. As with each of our sites, we participate in regular assemblies and celebrations.  Currently 38 students are in the Titan Band.

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DRUMLINE PROGRAM

The Drumline was formed in 2019 after partnering with Hope Jr. and aided by equipment donations. The Drumline not only offers students an enriched music experience during after school hours but also provides a sense of community.  They first performed at the October Arts in the Dark Parade.  Currently the Drumline serves 15 students with the opportunity to immediately grow to up to 40.

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ALL STAR BAND

The All-Star Band offers students that have graduated from the elementary school program at LEARN to continue with music lessons and band. It also provides a special space for our older, exceptional musicians from our various programs to meet, rehearse and perform together as musical peers throughout the year.

MAKE A DONATION

BandWith relies on financial donations to keep programs running.  Every dollar raised goes towards continuing music education for our students.

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