About the Pete Ellman Big Band
The Pete Ellman Big Band (PEBB) was formed in 2009 after Pete retired from the Illinois Air National Guard after 20 years of service. The band has plays regularly at La Quinta de los Reyes in Aurora from 7:30 – 9PM. Each week they invite student jazz ensembles to join them and will provide guest clinicians. This is a way to get these budding musicians into a real world environment playing the music they love in addition to an auditorium in front of parents or classmates.
The Big Band’s Mission
PEBB has hosted numerous fundraisers at their events to help raise money (and food/toys) for local non-profits such as Loaves & Fishes, Toys for Tots, Kids Matter, Kidz Cabaret, Youth Symphony of DuPage, Naperville Educational Foundation, Gil Ellman Memorial Fund, and more! To Pete, it is all about giving back to the community to help kids, in general, and also to give students an opportunity to participate in the arts.
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Pete Ellman, Founder & President
Bryan Miller, Trumpet Player