Orpheus Balkan Beat Brass Band

Play and perform the rhythmic folk music of the Eastern Mediterranean in a Balkan style brass band! 

The Orpheus Balkan Beat Brass Band is a unique opportunity for popular band instruments to explore the danceable rhythmic music of the Balkans, Greece and the Eastern Mediterranean area.

Screen Shot 2018-07-30 at 12.05.20 PM.png

Seeking band and folk instruments including:

  • Trumpets, trombones, baritones, tubas.
  • Saxophones, clarinets, flutes, and other band instruments.
  • Accordions
  • Percussion 

Parts for all levels.  Learn by ear and with written music.

Screen Shot 2018-07-27 at 3.41.05 PM.png


  • Thursday, September 20th 6:30 – 8:30 pm – OPEN HOUSE & ENROLLMENT
  • Thursdays – 6:30 – 7:30pm   September 27th – November 15 – REHEARSALS
  • Performance – TBA12196162_10150570756679950_4211205446416398304_n

Registration fee:

  • $185 for 8 sessions and a performance
  • Ask us about discounts for multiple enrollment for family members, students and music teachers.

How to enroll:

Fill out our Contact Form

Please email us at Evelynmonzingo@gmail.com for more information or to reserve your place.   Let us know what instrument you play, how long you have been playing, your age, and any other information you would like us to know.  Or, just come to the open house on Thursday, September 20th 6:30 – 8:30 pm.


St Isaac Jogues Church

8149 W Golf Rd, Niles, IL 60714

Reserve your place now!   Limited Enrollment

Email:  Evelynmonzingo@gmail.com

balkan-orph.jpgThe Orpheus Balkan Beat Brass Band is a student and community band open to all ages and playing levels. Drawing the from folk music of Greece, the Balkans, and other areas, directors George Lawler and Eve Monzingo create arrangements written specifically for band members. Each rehearsal features a new piece and reviews of previous pieces all leading up to a final performance to be announced.

The musical repertoire includes music from Greece, the Balkans, and Levantine coast, and North Africa.   This program teaches the folk rhythms and eastern scale modes of the Mediterranean area.Screen Shot 2018-07-22 at 4.39.59 PM

The teachers, Eve Monzingo and George Lawler have directed the Orpheus music group since 2007, and have also studied and performed a wide variety of music from countries in the Mediterranean area.  Their full artist bios can be found here.


Navy Pier 2017 big 10 (1).jpg
Orpheus Hellenic Folklore Society performing folk dances at Navy Pier in Chicago

The Orpheus Hellenic Folklore Society, established in 1989, seeks to perpetuate the rich history and traditions of Greek folk dances, songs, and music.  The organization has performed at a wide variety of national and international multicultural events, educational institutions and public venues.  This year they have expanded their music program to include the Balkan Beat Brass Band in collaboration with music teachers Eve Monzingo and George Lawler.Screen Shot 2018-07-27 at 3.45.18 PM.png


St Isaac Jogues Church

Screen Shot 2018-07-23 at 3.50.14 PM.png

8149 W Golf Rd, Niles, IL 60714

vintage-balkan-bessarabian-kilim-rug-31-x-12-2537 (1).png

8 Sessions and 1 performance, $185

Thursday nights, 6:30 – 7:30

September 27th – November 15th

Performance TBA

Reserve your place now!   Limited Enrollment

Email  Evelynmonzingo@gmail.com

Please email us at the above address for more information or to reserve your place.   Let us know what instrument you play, how long you have been playing, and any other information you would like us to know.

Visit our Facebook Page

Screen Shot 2018-07-27 at 4.02.44 PM.png








Blog at WordPress.com.

Up ↑

Create your website with WordPress.com
Get started
%d bloggers like this: