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Happy New Year Chicago and All Fans!
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From our family to yours, Happy New Year! Here's to an even better 2014!MarcContinue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Averyl Hill Jan 6, 2014.

Happy Birthday, Lee!

Happy Birthday, Lee-- one of the finest trumpeters, composers, singers and arrangers around!

Started Oct 19, 2013

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
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Like a caraway seed in one's gum line, it continues to be an irritant that Chicago once more gets overlooked for this year's Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Unbelievable. (Guys, don't worry! You've…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Richard Rice Apr 29.

Happy Birthday, Jimmy!

Hi, Jimmy! Happy Birthday from all your many friends!Continue

Started Aug 19, 2012


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Marc Whitt, a HUGE Chicago fan since CTA, serves as Associate Vice President for Public Relations at Eastern Kentucky University in Richmond, where he earned both of his degrees.

An honorary member of the national music fraternity Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia (Omicron Psi Chapter), Marc was involved with having the fraternity honor CHICAGO and fellow Sinfonians Jimmy Pankow, Lee Loughnane and Walt Parazider in 2009 for their successful careers.

In his private time, Marc plays trumpet and occasionally solos with the 65-member Madison Community Band in Richmond, an ensemble he helped form in 2009 and performs at area events. In addition, he serves on the Eastern Kentucky University Center for the Arts Board. In 2010 he received the "Friend of Music" distinction from the Kentucky Music Educators Association.

He and his wife, Jennifer, a clarinetist, are the parents of three children: Emily, a music industry/flute major at Eastern Kentucky University; Elizabeth, a trumpet player with the Madison Central High School Band; and Jacob, a trumpet player with the Madison Middle School Band.

Marc invites members of the Chicago Community to become a Friend on Facebook and to follow him on Twitter @marcwhitt.

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Chicago Should Consider Renaming "NOW: Chicago XXXVI" as "UNLEASHED!" It's THAT Good.

Chicago's latest musical gem, "NOW: Chicago XXXVI," is THE Chicago sound fans have known and loved for more than four decades.

The brass is smokin' hot thanks to Jimmy Pankow, Lee Loughnane and Walt Parazaider. The guitar licks and solos by Keith Howland are simply his best since joining the band. Drummer Tris Imboden and percussionist Walfredo Reyes provide a solid percussive background. And the lead vocals by Robert Lamm, Jason Scheff, Lou Pardini and Lee are some of their…


Posted on July 8, 2014 at 6:23am — 3 Comments

Chicago's Continued Influence on Today's Youth

Probably no other band has influenced more student musicians, particularly those in middle school through college band, like CHICAGO.

I well remember when I first began playing trumpet in the late 1960s, how much I wanted to emulate Lee Loughnane, Jimmy Pankow and Walter Parazaider and copy the voice and composition style of Robert Lamm. 

Today, I often catch my own three children (one a flutist and the other two, trumpet players) listening and enjoying CHICAGO's music just as…


Posted on August 6, 2012 at 1:52pm — 2 Comments

Another Incredible Performance

It can be said that music is the world's gift that keeps on giving. This can certainly be said of CHICAGO as once more, the band gave a fan-packed house yet another incredible performance last evening (July 29th) at Cincinnati's Riverbend Music Center.

And for those of us who have closely followed the band over the years, it never ceases to amaze me the diversity in age CHICAGO's concerts attract. In my row alone I had a couple in their 70s to an aspiring 13-year old trumpet…


Posted on July 30, 2012 at 7:00am — 4 Comments

Chicago's Latest Quite a Gift This Christmas (via

Christmas has arrived early as America's most successful rock band, CHICAGO, and producer Phil Ramone have teamed up for the release of the b and's third, and perhaps most rocking, holiday recording yet with "O Christmas Three" -- also known as Chicago XXXIII.

The legendary band with… Continue

Posted on October 7, 2011 at 7:30pm — 1 Comment

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At 9:50pm on July 23, 2010, Kenneth W. Henry said…
I do remember that they played a lot of songs from their upcoming album(Chicago IV I think)and saved their earlier hits until the end.Unfortunately,the school paper didn't give them a great review.I,however thought it was a great concert.
At 10:11pm on July 20, 2010, Kenneth W. Henry said…
I found the pictures.Thanks. I still have my ticket stub from that concert.
At 9:18pm on July 19, 2010, Kenneth W. Henry said…
Hey,Mark. How do I find the 1972 Chicago at E.K.U. pictures? Ken

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