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Glenview Concert Band Director Kenneth Bartosz Dies at 74

Bartosz was also director of instrumental music at Loyola Academy for 37 years.

Kenneth Bartosz, who died Thursday at age 74, led the Glenview Concert Band for 25 years.

He was also director of instrumental music at Loyola Academy for 37 years, and chaired the fine arts department from 1967 to 1999, according to his obituary. He retired from teaching in 2002. 

Bartosz, who started the music program from scratch at Loyola Academy, also wrote the school's fight song and alma mater, which are still used today, according to the Chicago Tribune

Outside of Loyola Academy and conducting the Glenview and Deerfield concert bands, Bartosz played trumpet professionally with wedding and dance bands up until the 1990s, the Chicago Tribune reports

Bartosz received a bachelors degree and masters degree from Northwestern University, and served as president of the school's music alumni association, according to his biography on the concert band website. He won the Northwestern University Alumni Service Award in 1985 and was honoared as a Chicagoland Music Educator of the Year in 1992.

The Glenview Concert Band will play its holiday concert in honor of Bartosz at 3 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 15, at Glenbrook South. 

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