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UNIVERSITY CITY SUMMER BAND 2019 SEASON

The University City Summer Band, under the direction of Tom Poshak, will begin its twenty-third season on Tuesday June 11, 2019. Concerts will be held in Heman Park, 1028 Midland Blvd, University City, MO 63130 (park entrance is off Midland, opposite Shaftesbury).

During the season around 1,400 will attend these concerts that begin at 7 PM, last about 80 minutes, and include a short intermission. Easy parking and access. Seating is on the lawn. Bring a lawn chair or blanket as available bench seating is limited. Bring your children! Bring a picnic! A refreshment stand sponsored by various groups will be available.

The theme for the 2019 season of the University City Summer Band is Around the World in 6 Days. The repertoire for the season will feature music from countries throughout the world.

Featured soloist will be Trumpeter Wayne du Maine who is a 1983 graduate of University City High School. Wayne is a graduate of the Julliard School and is a prominent free-lance trumpet player who performs on Broadway, with the Manhattan Brass and with the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra. Wayne will be performing the Concerto for Trumpet by Harry James and Trumpeters Lullaby by Leroy Anderson. Wayne will be joined by the trumpet section of the UCity Summer band for a performance of Leroy Anderson’s Buglers Holiday.

Guest Conductors and Composers include: Dr. Erica Neidlinger from DePaul University (conductor), Jared Spears (composer), Joe Pappas (conductor and composer), Gary Gackstatter (composer & conductor), Frank Haspiel (composer & conductor).

Also, band members Ron Stilwell (conductor), Matt McKeever (composer & conductor), Kurt Bauche (conductor), Bette Welch (conductor) and Dale Skornia (conductor).

The season also includes a special performance on the grounds of the Ulysses S. Grant House located at 7400 Grant Road across from Grant’s Farm on Thursday, July 18 at 7:00 pm.

The band’s repertoire includes marches, show tunes, jazz, original pieces for band, light classics, patriotic selections, popular music and transcriptions – we guarantee something for everyone from young children to senior citizens.

Dine at one of the many restaurants in the University City and Loop area and then join us for a relaxing concert in the park.

Concerts are on Tuesdays at 7 PM: June 11, 18, 25 and July 9, 16, 23 (No concert July 3)
Concert #1-June 11
Concert #2-June 18
Concert #3-June 25 Wayne du Maine, Trumpet Soloist. Patriotic Concert
Concert #4-July 9
Concert #5-July 16
**Ulysses S. Grant House Concert. Thursday, July 18 - 7:00 pm
**Ulysses S. Grant House located at 7400 Grant Road across from Grant’s Farm
Concert #6-July 23

For additional information on the University City Summer Band and the 2019 season, please visit our website at www.ucsummerband.org or contact director Tom Poshak at poshak@sbcglobal.net


UC Summer Band Video Links

2017 and beyond
up to 2016

The 2018 season of the University City Summer will begin its 22nd season on Tuesday June 12.

Concerts will be held at Heman Park, 1028 Midland Blvd, University City, MO 63130 (park entrance is off Midland, opposite Shaftesbury). All concerts start at 7 PM, last about 80 minutes, and include a short intermission.

PLEASE NOTE: The Heman Park area has easy parking and is well shaded by huge trees, and there is a nice breeze, even on a hot day. There will be plenty of benches for seating, but you are encouraged to bring your own lawn chair, blanket, and picnic. Bring your sunglasses, and your children, too! These are family-friendly concerts. A concession stand will be available.



Give St Louis Day, Wednesday, May 2, 2018 Give St Louis Day, University City Summer Band
On May 2, 2018, the UCity Summer Band will be participating in Give St Louis Day. Give STL Day is a 24-hour, online giving event organized by the St. Louis Community Foundation to grow philanthropy in the St. Louis metropolitan area. Thank you for your support!


The Concert at White Haven (Grant's Home) on Friday July 21, has been canceled due to excessive heat.

The 2017 season of the University City Summer will begin its 21st season on Tuesday June 13.

Concerts will be held at our new venue in Heman Park, 1028 Midland Blvd, University City, MO 63130 (park entrance is off Midland, opposite Shaftesbury). All concerts start at 7 PM, last about 80 minutes, and include a short intermission.

PLEASE NOTE: The Heman Park area has easy parking and is well shaded by huge trees, and there is a nice breeze, even on a hot day. There will be plenty of benches for seating, but you are encouraged to bring your own lawn chair, blanket, and picnic. Bring your sunglasses, and your children, too! These are family-friendly concerts. A concession stand will be available.



We are excited to be a part of Give STL Day on May 11, 2017!
Learn more at Givestlday.org and show how generous St. Louis can be! #GiveSTLDay Click here to donate on Thursday May 11.



UCity Summer Band on St. Louis Public Radio, 90.7 KWMU
A discussion about the UCity Summer Band's performance of the recently re-discovered "Delmar Garden" March, one hundred years after its composition.
Guests
Thomas Poshak, Director, UCity Summer Band
Suzanne Schoomer, President of the Board of Directors, UCity Summer Band
Sue Rehkopf, Archivist, Historical Society of University City


The University City Summer Concert Band was recently featured on KSDK.
What All-Star Game? Life goes on for some St. Louisans
By Cordell Whitlock
KSDK -- Baseball did not stop the Clayton Board of Alderman from voting on a smoking ban Tuesday night while the All-Star Game was getting under way at Busch Stadium. Mayor Linda Goldstein says city government trumps athletics.

"I know it's hard to believe and my husband doesn't agree, but sometimes it does," Goldstein said.

It was obviously not a typical summer night Tuesday in St. Louis. Many parks and playgrounds were empty and some outdoor dining spots had thin crowds. But it was business as usual in the University City Loop where the Summer Band Concert Series went on as planned.

Lifelong baseball fan Mary Racen had a choice between baseball and music. Racen choose the latter.

"I don't know what it is but I have to hear this music when I can. It\'s wonderful," she said.

When the concert was over, Racen, as any true Cardinals fan would, rushed home to watch the game on television.

See the full article.


The University City Summer Concert Band was recently featured in The Daily Sauce.


All-American in The Loop
The music's all-American tonight at the Market in the Loop, where the University City Summer Concert Band is set to entertain.

In fact, you can catch the approximately 90 musicians every Tuesday through the end of July. Situated in the shade, they\'ll perform pieces such as The American Civil War Fantasy, The Sound of Music and An Original Dixieland Concerto tonight - with future concerts promising more of the show tunes, marches and original pieces the band is known for.

Don't forget your lawn chairs - and don\'t forget the kids: Little ones are invited up front to help conduct the final piece of each show.