Lakeside Pride Music Ensembles members presented Member Resources Director Brandon Strawn with its Founders Award in recognition of his longtime contributions to the organization.
The presentation came near the conclusion of Lakeside Pride Symphonic Band's Fall 2017 concert, which was held the afternoon of Nov. 12 at the Athenaeum Theatre.
The concert, titled "State of the Union," featured pieces by Charles Ives, George Gershwin, John Philip Sousa, Samuel Barber, Mel Brooks and Richard Wagner, among others. Conductors included Kyle Rhoades, Nick White and Scott Malinowski, while Windy City Times Publisher Tracy Baim was guest emcee.
Lakeside Pride Music Ensembles is now in its 21st year. See lakesidepride.org/ .