Live Musicians

Five Reed Quartet

The Five Reed Quartet will stroll the Historical Society ground from 10 am to 12 pm


Five Reed Quartet

630-567-5683 (Margaret)


The Five Reed Quartet is a four person ensemble that has a Bb clarinet, bass clarinet, bassoon, and contrabass clarinet.  The bassoon has a double reed which makes us have 5 reeds!  The ensemble performs free for charity and fundraising events in Chicago and suburbs.  The musicians have performed at cancer fundraising, the Arlington Heights Farmers Market, and recitals.  The Five Reed Quartet is also available to play for weddings prior to the ceremony at reasonable rates.


Performance selections that audiences will recognize include classical, modern, patriotic tunes, polkas, and film music.  The Beatles selections are featured in most performances.  The ensemble will arrange musical pieces to fit the event.


All four musicians are members of The Spring Valley Community Band performing at The Prairie Center for the Arts in Schaumburg. Linda Steck, Deborah Efflandt, and Margaret Raab are also members of the DuPage Community Band that performs in the McAninch Arts Center at College of DuPage in Glen Ellyn, and the Lisle Community Band in the summer.  Ken Carlson performs for many venues including churches, polka bands, as well as playing in the Northwest Suburban Concert Band at Medinah Park District and surrounding area.  Deborah Efflandt also performs in the Harper Concert Band at Harper College in Palatine.


The quartet loves to bring the gift of music to the public and is looking forward to performing for you!


Bill Kidera / Acoustical Guitar

Bill Kidera will be performing on acoustical guitar from 12:30 pm to 2:30 pm.

Bill Kireda

Tritone Music School, Inc.
838 S. Arthur Ave. Arlington Heights, IL 60005 / 224-659-6082


Teaching since 2014

Bill started playing guitar at a young age and has been gigging and performing in the greater Chicagoland area since the age of 14.  He currently plays in various ensembles and bands in which he holds experience playing in the pop, jazz, R&B, and classical styles.  Bill currently plays guitar in the Rob Nordli Jazz Quartet, Kidera Brother’s Jazz Ensemble, Chloe Boelter Quintet, and with Anthony Paul, among other ensembles.

Bill studies with Dan McIntyre, Frank Portolese, and Mike Pinto.  He is currently attending Elmhurst College and is actively pursuing a Jazz Studies degree on guitar.