The River Valley Wind & String Ensembles will perform an exciting Fall Music Concert on Sunday, October 20, 2019.  The program begins at 3:00 pm. The ensembles are honored to perform at the newly renovated Kankakee High School Auditorium at 1200 West Jeffery Street in Kankakee. Admission is free.

This one-hour concert features popular movie music and classic standards. The music will be enjoyed by friends and families of all-ages!  The program will include:

River Valley Wind Ensemble

·       Raider’s March by John Williams

·       Tara's Theme by Max Steiner

·       On The Campus March by John Phillip Sousa

·       LOL! by Robert Buckley


                River Valley String Ensemble

·       New World Symphony by Antonin Dvorak

·       Danse Macabre by Camille Saint-Saens

·       Autumn Leaves by Joseph Kosma, arranged by ensemble member Katrina Cessna with Lori Buckman, Alto Saxophone Soloist

·       Night on Bald Mountain by Modest Mussorgsky

·       Orange Jam by Jeffrey Bishop


Of special note, the River Valley String Ensemble will premiere a new arrangement of Autumn Leaves written by Katrina Cessna, a music teacher at Herscher High School and music director of the Kankakee Valley Youth Symphony Orchestra. Autumn Leaves features local saxophone soloist, Lori Buckman, known to local audiences from her performances with the classic rock band, Just Roll With It.

For more information about the concert, phone (815) 214-9855 or visit online at or

The River Valley String Ensemble is the region’s newest concert ensemble. Founded in 2019, the ensemble features a traditional string instrumentation of violins, violas, cellos, double basses and piano. The River Valley Wind Ensemble begins their 16th season of music performances. Both groups perform in the Kankakee County area for the enjoyment and enrichment of both its performers and their audiences.  Musicians include music teachers, college students, and other highly skilled musicians. Through their concerts and school outreach events, both groups strive to broaden the scope and community interest in music and music education.  

Both ensembles are projects of the River Valley Music Corporation, an Illinois not-for-profit corporation. Donations are tax deductible under Internal Revenue Code Section 501(c)(3).


  • Occurred Sunday, October 20th, 2019 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm


Kankakee High School Auditorium

1200 West Jeffery Street
Kankakee, IL 60901

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