"…exactly what a community band ought to be."
J. Smith, retired St Louis Symphony Orchestra
"Although beset on all sides by the sights and sounds of suburbia, the sounds emanating from this little corner of University City are stunningly beautiful."
Dave L. (Creve Coeur)
"It's like the United Nations--all ages, colors, making music together!!"
"Great almost professional sound, most "community bands" are dreadful,
NOT this one!!"
"Fine entertainment, really adds to the Loop!!"
"Wish they had more concerts, six seems too few!!"
"Larry and I look forward to Tuesday evenings in the summer when we enjoy the ambiance and delightfully upbeat music provided by the summer band concerts. We love the location, we love the quality of performance, we love being part of the diversity of the audience."
"The summer band concerts in the Loop are wonderful entertainment for
the family and a great way to get to know other community members. The
summer concert series was one of the highlights of my summer. I can't
think of a better way to spend a Tuesday evening. What a great way to
bring our community together."
"As a lover of music, summer and the outdoors, I can't think of a better
way to spend a beautiful summer evening than sitting in the makeshift
bandstand listening to the U. City band. The combination is hard to
beat and the music is wonderful. There is a wide selection of all types
of music and the musicians really shine. It is especially enjoyable to
watch all ages from young children to senior citizens all enjoying
themselves immensely. What a wonderful feeling of community!"
Melanie T. (Kirkwood)
"It is always exciting to be in the Loop and hear the band. We loved the
show tunes and pop music."
Tim E. and Friend (Kansas City)
"Really enjoyed the band this summer in U City."
"Loved the people, the food and the music in the Loop."
Cindy T. (Webster Groves)
"We try to come each year to the Loop Concerts."
Dennis S. (Arnold)
"Good Times and Good Music this summer in the Loop."
Mary & Tom (Washington MO)
"I find the band a truly artful combination of talent and commitment.
Many of our players, in addition to having excellent musicianship,
participated in the band for many years. In addition, our director, Tom
Poshak, gets quite effective results; our band management team, Larry
and Mary, keep us very well organized; and our manager, Suzanne keeps us
funded.... Hurrah for a truly talented group!"
Donna P., band member 2002-2004
"What professional musicianship and dedication for an informal group!"
UC Band Member
"It was terrific to get to hear such a fine band, and so close to our house. I loved how the balance was great, the blend was lovely, and you got them to play dynamics(!)."
comment during the 2011 season, by Thomas Jostlein, Associate Principal French Horn, St. Louis Symphony
"Stopped by the University City Summer Band concert next to Market Pub House in the Loop. They sounded great, especially with trumpet master Lorenzo Trujillo sitting in on Rimski-Korsakov’s ‘Flight of the Bumblebee’. Unreal."
www.gomusicstl.com in the UCity Loop on Delmar, July 26, 2011
"I don't know when I've had so much fun! Thank you, Tom Poshak, for having me back with your outstanding group. I thought they played GREAT! Even my WIFE was complimentary and she's TOUGH!! All my folks enjoyed the evening greatly. Please give your band my highest compliments and thank them for being such great people."
Guest Artist, 2011, Sim Flora, trombone
Just wanted to let you know how much Karla and I enjoyed the concert presented by your University City Summer Band [MBA June 24, 2012].
The numbers were well-prepared and enjoyed by all present.
I thought all your selections were appropriate, but I am a Claude Smith man, so I really enjoyed Prelude For Band. He was a great mentor for me when I started teaching in Trenton light years ago!
Please share this with your band personnel…and continued success to your organization.