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Pam Smith-Kelly, Franklin Haspiel; Guest Conductors

Celebration Fanfare!…………………...............Gackstatter
Liberty Bell March…………………....................Sousa
To Challenge the Sky & Heavens Above………Smith
Honor Guard March …………………................C. T. Smith
Canticle: All Creatures of our God and King…C.T. Smith
The Thunderer March………………….............Sousa
Blues for T…………………...............................Haspiel
Chuck Berry Highlights………………….............Arr. Kosko
America the Beautiful…………………...............Arr. C. T. Smith
On The Mall……………….........................…...Goldman

Music Director, Thomas Poshak, received his Bachelor of Music and Master of Music degrees from the University of Michigan. He retired in 2001 after a 30-year career as a high school band director. Mr. Poshak taught in the US Virgin Islands, in Ladue, Missouri and was the Band Director and Music Coordinator for the Kirkwood School District from 1985 until 2001. Under his direction, the Ladue Symphonic Band performed at the MMEA convention in 1982, and the Kirkwood Symphonic Band received Honor I ratings at MSHSAA Festivals for twelve consecutive years and Gold Ratings at music festivals in Atlanta, Chicago and Nashville. He has held offices in the Missouri Music Educators Association, Phi Beta Mu and the St. Louis Suburban Music Educators Association and is a member of the Music Educators National Conference, Missouri Bandmaster’s Association and Phi Mu Alpha. In 2001, he received the Music Educator of the Year award from the SLSMEA and in 2004 received the Hall of Fame Award. Mr. Poshak is also the Music Director for the Saint Louis Wind Symphony.

Guest Conductor, Pam Kelly-Smith, received her Bachelor of Music Education from Central Missouri State University and her Masters in Music Education from the University of Kansas. She taught elementary music for 16 years and choral music at Oxford Middle School in the Blue Valley School District for 19 years. Mrs. Kelly has served as the Middle Level Chair and the Elementary Chair for the Northeast Kansas Music Educators Association and as the State Chairman for KMEA Elementary and Middle Levels. She also received the NEKMEA Outstanding Music Educator in 2010. She has served as a member of numerous other music education committees, and appeared as guest director, clinician and judge for bands, choirs, and orchestras around the country and abroad. She is a bassoonist and is the President of Claude T. Smith Publications, Inc., which publishes the instrumental and choral works of her late father. She has also held various positions in church music ministries, directing hand bells, children’s choirs, and orchestras for the past 30 years in the Kansas City area. She and her husband, Jim, reside in Overland Park, KS with their two children, Austin (18) and Faith (15) Their older daughter, Tara, her husband Greg and their daughters Rose and Laurel, now currently reside in Kansas City, MO. She has recently completed her father's biography, "Claude T. Smith: Harmony from Within" which is available on her new website, www.claudetsmith.com.

Guest Composer/Conductor, Franklin Haspiel, was Band Director at Pattonville High School and Middle School for 33 years and a professional Dance Band Trumpeter for 36 years. He also taught private lessons to brass players for 62 years until the age of 87. Mr. Haspiel received a Master of Arts Degree from Washington University where he also studied Music Composition with students of Paul Hindemith. Primarily creating works for high school age students to perform at festivals and competitions, 185 of his original compositions have been published by JPM Music Publications over the past 20 years.

Erica Neidlinger, Dale Skornia; Guest Conductors

Celebration Fanfare!………………Gackstatter
Totem Pole March………………….Osterling
Eclipse……………………………....Story
Variations on a Shaker Melody…..Copland
A Song for Little People…………..Archer
Rock ‘N Roll Hall of Fame………...Arr. Jennings
American Overture for Band….....Jenkins
Dusk……………………………......Bryant
Original Dixieland Concerto……..Warrington
On The Mall……………………….Goldman

Music Director, Thomas Poshak, received his Bachelor of Music and Master of Music degrees from the University of Michigan. He retired in 2001 after a 30-year career as a high school band director. Mr. Poshak taught in the US Virgin Islands, in Ladue, Missouri and was the Band Director and Music Coordinator for the Kirkwood School District from 1985 until 2001. Under his direction, the Ladue Symphonic Band performed at the MMEA convention in 1982, and the Kirkwood Symphonic Band received Honor I ratings at MSHSAA Festivals for twelve consecutive years and Gold Ratings at music festivals in Atlanta, Chicago and Nashville. He has held offices in the Missouri Music Educators Association, Phi Beta Mu and the St. Louis Suburban Music Educators Association and is a member of the Music Educators National Conference, Missouri Bandmaster’s Association and Phi Mu Alpha. In 2001, he received the Music Educator of the Year award from the SLSMEA and in 2004 received the Hall of Fame Award. Mr. Poshak is also the Music Director for the Saint Louis Wind Symphony.

Guest Conductor, Eric Neidlinger, is the Associate Professor and Conductor of the Wind Symphony at DePaul University. Her additional responsibilities include teaching conducting and instrumental music education courses. Dr. Neidlinger has conducted performances across the United States and in Europe. She has traveled to Singapore and Canada as an ensemble adjudicator and clinician. She has been featured as a guest conductor and clinician in Latvia and will guest conduct in Moscow this September. Presentations at international conferences include the World Association for Symphonic Bands and Ensembles in Killarney, Ireland and the Midwest International Band and Orchestra Clinic. She has also conducted honor bands and presented at many conferences across the United States. Before teaching at DePaul, Dr. Neidlinger served on the faculty at the University of Nebraska at Omaha and The Ohio State University. She is also a former conductor of the Nebraska Wind Symphony. Neidlinger completed her doctoral degree at the University of Minnesota under the supervision of Professor Craig Kirchhoff. In addition, she holds a Bachelor's degree from the University of Kansas and a Master's degree from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. She began her teaching career as director of bands in the Piper School District, Kansas City, Kansas. Erica is a graduate of Ladue High School where her Band Directors were Tom Poshak and Jerry Luckhardt.

Conductor, Dr. Dale E. Skornia, has taught music at Ferris State University (FSU), Big Rapids, Michigan, since 2006. He is conductor of the FSU Symphony Band and West Central Chamber Orchestra, Faculty Director of the student conducted Athletic Pep Band, faculty sponsor for the Delta Omega Chapter of Kappa Kappa Psi and is often a guest conductor and performer for the West Central Concert Band and FSU Jazz Band. At FSU, he has taught Music Appreciation, Music for the Elementary Teacher, Music Fundamentals and American Popular Music. Dr. Skornia earned a Bachelor of Music Education degree (1980) from Southeast Missouri State University, a Master of Music degree (1993) from Wichita State University, and a Doctor of Musical Arts degree (2004) from Arizona State University. Dale enjoys snow skiing, bicycling and is a FAA licensed Private Pilot.

Ron Stilwell, Matt McKeever; Guest Conductors
Tom Bruce, Dallas Blair; Trumpet

Celebration Fanfare!…………….Gackstatter
Delmar Garden March…………..Arr. Pappas
The Three Trumpeters………….Agostini
Buglers Holiday………………….Anderson
Cole Porter on Broadway ……...Barker
Marching Along Watterman……Pollack
Overture for Winds……………..Carter
Wind River Portrait……………..Spears
A Tribute to Harry James………Arr. Nestico
On The Mall……………………..Goldman

Music Director, Thomas Poshak, received his Bachelor of Music and Master of Music degrees from the University of Michigan. He retired in 2001 after a 30-year career as a high school band director. Mr. Poshak taught in the US Virgin Islands, in Ladue, Missouri and was the Band Director and Music Coordinator for the Kirkwood School District from 1985 until 2001. Under his direction, the Ladue Symphonic Band performed at the MMEA convention in 1982, and the Kirkwood Symphonic Band received Honor I ratings at MSHSAA Festivals for twelve consecutive years and Gold Ratings at music festivals in Atlanta, Chicago and Nashville. He has held offices in the Missouri Music Educators Association, Phi Beta Mu and the St. Louis Suburban Music Educators Association and is a member of the Music Educators National Conference, Missouri Bandmaster’s Association and Phi Mu Alpha. In 2001, he received the Music Educator of the Year award from the SLSMEA and in 2004 received the Hall of Fame Award. Mr. Poshak is also the Music Director for the Saint Louis Wind Symphony.

Guest Soloist, Dallas Blair, studied composition with David Van Vactor, with Moritz Bomhard at the University of Louisville, with Nelson Keyes at the University of California and with Bernard Heiden at the University of Indiana. Dallas has composed pieces for concert band, brass ensembles, choral groups and numerous anthems, art songs, instrumental solos, and hymn based settings for solo trumpet and organ, the latter of which are published by Morningstar Music. His Symphonic Suite for Wind Ensemble will be premiered by the STL Wind Symphony in September 2017.

Guest Soloist, Tom Bruce, an over the road truck driver, model, handyman, teacher...all of these have been occupations for Tom Bruce, but through it all the trumpet has been present. Tom started playing, like most musicians, in the 5th grade. While attending Roosevelt High School in St. Louis, he earned a spot in the St. Louis Symphony Youth Orchestra where he was able to work with Leonard Slatkin. Since that time, he has held the positions of Principal Trumpet of the Singapore Symphony Orchestra, and Solo Trumpet with the Orchestra of the Hessischen State Theater in Kassel, Germany and the Kurorchestra of Bad Fuessing. He has been soloist with organ or orchestra in Munich, Salzburg, Singapore, Karachi, Boston, San Francisco, St. Louis. Tom performs with the STL Wind Symphony and is a founding member of that group.

Soloist, Don Holstien, received his Bachelor of Arts from the University of Texas, where he performed with the Wind Ensemble and Symphony Orchestra. After earning his Master’s from Houston Baptist University, Don worked full time for a Houston oil company. However, he also continued playing trumpet as an active free-lance performer and private instructor for nearly 40 years. His performance experience includes principal trumpet with OrchestraX, a professional orchestral ensemble committed to bringing new audiences to classical music. Don was also principal trumpet with the Houston Civic Symphony and a featured soloist with OrchestraX and the Houston Civic Symphony. He has performed with Austin and Beaumont Symphony orchestras as well as numerous other ensembles. Since retiring and relocating to St. Louis from Houston in 2016, Don has been happily performing with the St. Louis Wind Symphony, Meramec Symphonic Band, UC Summer Band, and Town and Country Symphony. In addition to playing, Don enjoys spending time with his wife Rhonda, his daughter Niki and son-in-law Dustin, and the newest addition to the family, granddaughter Zoey.

Conductor and Composer, Matt McKeever, is the Assistant Band Director at Fort Zumwalt South High School having previously taught at Bishop DuBourg and Festus High Schools. Matt graduated from Webster University in 2011 with a Bachelor of Music degree in Instrumental Music Education and is currently working towards a Masters in Music Education at the University of Missouri-St Louis. In 2013, Matt received the Missouri Bandmasters Association Young Directors Grant, and in 2014, he was the St. Louis Metro District 8 nominee for the Missouri Outstanding Young Music Educator Award. Matt has been a guest clinician for the All-Suburban Middle School Jazz Band and the East Central College Jazz Festival and a guest presenter at the Missouri Bandmasters Association Summer Convention. He is a member of the St. Louis Wind Symphony, University City Summer Band, Gateway City Big Band, and a founding member of the funk/jazz project NRF.

Conductor, Ron Stilwell, retired from Meramec Community College in 2003 after 35 years as the founder and coordinator of the instrumental music contingent of the College's Music Department. Many members of the University City Summer Band currently are, or have been, members of the Meramec Symphonic Band which he founded in 1968. During his retirement, he has enjoyed guest conducting and completing band transcriptions of orchestral scores including a performance of The British Grenadiers in 2015 with the UCity Summer Band.

Marches & Patriotic Music

Celebration Fanfare!……………..Gackstatter
Under the Double Eagle………….Wagner
Manhattan Beach…………………Sousa
March & Procession of Bacchus…Delibes
In Storm and Sunshine……………Heed
Concord……………………...........Grundman
Armed Forces Salute……….........Arr. Lowden
Amazing Grace…………………….Hines
Rushmore…………………….........Reed
The Stars & Stripes Forever……..Sousa
On The Mall………………………..Goldman

Music Director, Thomas Poshak, received his Bachelor of Music and Master of Music degrees from the University of Michigan. He retired in 2001 after a 30-year career as a high school band director. Mr. Poshak taught in the US Virgin Islands, in Ladue, Missouri and was the Band Director and Music Coordinator for the Kirkwood School District from 1985 until 2001. Under his direction, the Ladue Symphonic Band performed at the MMEA convention in 1982, and the Kirkwood Symphonic Band received Honor I ratings at MSHSAA Festivals for twelve consecutive years and Gold Ratings at music festivals in Atlanta, Chicago and Nashville. He has held offices in the Missouri Music Educators Association, Phi Beta Mu and the St. Louis Suburban Music Educators Association and is a member of the Music Educators National Conference, Missouri Bandmaster’s Association and Phi Mu Alpha. In 2001, he received the Music Educator of the Year award from the SLSMEA and in 2004 received the Hall of Fame Award. Mr. Poshak is also the Music Director for the Saint Louis Wind Symphony.

Shelly Monier, Flute
Gary Gackstatter, Guest Conductor/Composer
Bette Welch, Guest Conductor

Celebration Fanfare!……….Gackstatter
Toccata for Band……………Erickson
Ye Banks and Braes……….Grainger
Concertino for Flute ……….Chaminade; Shelly Monier, Flute
Song of the People………...Gackstatter
Mock Morris…………………Grainger
Flight of the Flutes…………Maltby
A Tribute to Artie Shaw…....Arr. Christensen
Flying………………………..Gackstatter
On The Mall………………..Goldman

Music Director, Thomas Poshak, received his Bachelor of Music and Master of Music degrees from the University of Michigan. He retired in 2001 after a 30-year career as a high school band director. Mr. Poshak taught in the US Virgin Islands, in Ladue, Missouri and was the Band Director and Music Coordinator for the Kirkwood School District from 1985 until 2001. Under his direction, the Ladue Symphonic Band performed at the MMEA convention in 1982, and the Kirkwood Symphonic Band received Honor I ratings at MSHSAA Festivals for twelve consecutive years and Gold Ratings at music festivals in Atlanta, Chicago and Nashville. He has held offices in the Missouri Music Educators Association, Phi Beta Mu and the St. Louis Suburban Music Educators Association and is a member of the Music Educators National Conference, Missouri Bandmaster’s Association and Phi Mu Alpha. In 2001, he received the Music Educator of the Year award from the SLSMEA and in 2004 received the Hall of Fame Award. Mr. Poshak is also the Music Director for the Saint Louis Wind Symphony.

Dr. Shelly Monier, flutist, is Adjunct Professor of Music at SIUE, where she teaches Applied Flute and Introduction to Music History, and conducts the Flute Choir. Dr. Monier also is an Adjunct Professor at St. Louis Community College at Florissant Valley and teaches and performs in the St. Louis area. She is the president of the Flute Society of St. Louis and performs with the St. Louis Wind Symphony.Dr. Monier received the Doctor of Musical Arts degree in Flute Performance at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, her Master’s degree in Flute Performance from Illinois State University, and a Bachelor of Music Education degree from Southeast Missouri State University. Her teachers include John Bailey, Kimberly McCoulRisinger, Mark Sparks, and Paul Thompson.

Robert Baumann, Soloist, a native of St. Louis, served as a musician in the US Navy from 1969 –1973. Following his enlistment, he attended Meramec Community College before enrolling at the University of Michigan where he studied clarinet with William Stubbins and John Mohler. After graduation, he taught instrumental music in the Kirkwood School district for twenty-seven years, retiring in 2005. In May 2009, the St. Louis Music Educators Association presented Bob with the SLSMEA Hall of Fame Award. Bob is the principal clarinetist for the St. Louis Wind Symphony and the SLCC Meramec Band. He is a retired Senior Master Sergeant having served as Band Superintendent for the Air National Guard Band of the Central States. A highlight of his career was performing for US troops in war-zones in Southwest Asia.

Guest Conductor, Bette Welch, earned a degree in Music Education from Southern Illinois University - Edwardsville. She served as Music Director in Fulton County Community Schools, Cuba, IL. In addition, she has served as Music Director of First United Methodist Church in East Alton, IL, SS Peter and Paul Church in Collinsville, IL and interim Director of Music at University United Methodist Church. Currently she is the Director of Orchestra at University United Methodist Church in University City. Ms. Welch is a playing member of Band Together, University City Summer Band and the St. Louis Wind Symphony. She has appeared as a guest conductor with Band Together and tonight marks her fifth appearance as a guest conductor with the University City Summer Band. When not performing music, she is a practicing CPA and owns her own firm in Shrewsbury.

Guest Conductor/Composer Gary Gackstatter, is an active artist, composer, conductor, performer and teacher, and is currently the conductor of the Symphonic Band and Orchestra at St Louis Community College at Meramec. Prior to coming to Missouri, Gackstatter has built and maintained outstanding music programs in Oklahoma and Kansas public schools, at Southwestern College and Cowley College in Kansas and has also directed bands at Wichita State University. He is a 2006 Kansas Governor’s Arts Award recipient for Individual Multi-Genre Artist. His creative output includes five symphonies which combine the arts, several cd's of original music for voice and guitar, a book "Pen and Ink" which features his artwork and writings, and many works for band and orchestra published by C Alan Publications. He is directly responsible for many regional art events including symphonic debuts, internationally known guest artists, and projects combining multiple art forms. His published compositions are performed internationally and his vision to combine the various arts genres in performances has gained national attention. Gary’s most recent composition Symphony Chaco: A Journey of the Spirit was a multimedia production about Chaco Canyon, NM, which was premiered in 2016. He was commissioned by the UCity Summer Band to compose Celebration Fanfare ! in 2016 for the band’s 20th Anniversary season.

Joe Pappas, Guest Conductor/Composer
Kurt Bauche, Guest Conductor

Celebration Fanfare!…………...Gackstatter
On the Loop……………………..Pappas
Trolley Song……………………..Martin & Blane
Benediction……………………...Stevens
Legend…………………………...Pappas
Fugue on Yankee Doodle……..Sousa
Inglesina ………………………...Dele Cesse
Ballad…………………………….Pappas
John Williams in Concert………Arr. Lavender
Athletic Festival March…………Prokofiev
On The Mall……………………..Goldman

Music Director, Thomas Poshak, received his Bachelor of Music and Master of Music degrees from the University of Michigan. He retired in 2001 after a 30-year career as a high school band director. Mr. Poshak taught in the US Virgin Islands, in Ladue, Missouri and was the Band Director and Music Coordinator for the Kirkwood School District from 1985 until 2001. Under his direction, the Ladue Symphonic Band performed at the MMEA convention in 1982, and the Kirkwood Symphonic Band received Honor I ratings at MSHSAA Festivals for twelve consecutive years and Gold Ratings at music festivals in Atlanta, Chicago and Nashville. He has held offices in the Missouri Music Educators Association, Phi Beta Mu and the St. Louis Suburban Music Educators Association and is a member of the Music Educators National Conference, Missouri Bandmaster’s Association and Phi Mu Alpha. In 2001, he received the Music Educator of the Year award from the SLSMEA and in 2004 received the Hall of Fame Award. Mr. Poshak is also the Music Director for the Saint Louis Wind Symphony.

Guest Composer/Conductor, Joe Pappas, is native of Missouri and has written over two hundred compositions for various types of ensembles from beginning bands to college wind ensembles. He is most known for his compositions for young bands and musicians. His works have been performed in the United States, Canada, China and Europe. Mr. Pappas actively serves as a clinician and adjudicator throughout the Midwest. After twenty-seven years of successful teaching in public schools, Mr. Pappas currently is a music instructor at Jefferson College in Hillsboro, Missouri. He devotes most of his time to composing and working as an educational consultant and publishing editor for his own company, JPM Music Publications, which he started in 1992. He is also the Midwest regional coordinator for Music In the Parks, Festivals of Music and a coordinator/consultant for Six Flags Music Festivals. He remains active as an adjudicator, guest conductor and clinician world-wide. Among his many honors, Mr. Pappas has been a four time Teacher of the Year recipient, a 1994 recipient of the Emerson Electric Excellence in Teaching Award, 1993-94 Rockwood School District High School Teacher of the Year, the Missouri State High School Activity Association Distinguished Service Award, a national winner of the Sadie Rafferty Music Composition Contest sponsored by Evanston Township High School, Evanston, IL, and three times has been named to the Who’s Who Among American Teachers and three times to Who’s Who In America. Bands under his direction have won numerous awards including three times Overall Champions at Music In the Parks festivals and a two time recipient of the Southern Illinois University - Edwardsville Bi-State Band of the Year Award. In 2015, he was awarded the St. Louis Suburban Music Educators Merit Award. He is a past president of the East Central district of the Missouri Music Educator’s Association where he also served as college vice-president for two terms and now serves as the Mentoring Chair for the district. He and his wife Cheryl reside in Festus, Missouri and have three children and six grandchildren.

Guest Conductor, Kurt Bauche, was the Director of Bands in the Farmington School District from 1982 to 2012. A native of Union, Missouri he attended Southeast Missouri State University in Cape Girardeau and graduated with the Bachelors of Music Education Degree in 1980. Kurt received the Masters of Music Education Degree from the University of Louisville in 1982 where he was a graduate-teaching assistant in the School of Music with added emphasis on tuba performance. While in Louisville, he performed in the Louisville Orchestra and with the Kentucky Arts Brass Quintet. At Farmington, he was responsible for the high school marching band, symphonic band, concert band, two jazz bands, and steel drum orchestra. The Farmington High School Symphonic Band, under his direction, annually received superior ratings at the MSHSAA Evaluative Music Festival. In addition, the band performed at the Missouri Music Educators Association Convention in 1993 Kurt has been a staff member of the Summer Music Camps at Southeast Missouri State University. He was a staff member of the Missouri Ambassadors of Music European Tours of 1990-1996, and has been a presenter for in-service activities in the Farmington School District. He served as a chairperson for the school's North Central Evaluation and Missouri School Improvement Review, and has chaired similar evaluations on other campuses. He has adjudicated in marching and concert band competitions as well as being named guest conductor for numerous band festivals and honor bands. Mr. Bauche is presently president of the Mineral Area Council on the Arts and is a member of the Memorial United Methodist Church where he is active in the Chancel Choir. He performs on trombone and tuba in various regional organizations.

Concert #6-July 26 Celebrating 20 years of…. Guest Composers and our Future

Area composers have been very generous with their talents over the years and have provided the UCity Summer Band with many new compositions. This concert will feature a new march dedicated to the UCity Summer Band by Joe Pappas and a recent composition by Franklin Haspiel, a retired High School band director from St. Louis. The music of Claude T. Smith has been an important part of the band’s repertoire and Claude’s daughter, Pam Smith-Kelly, has made two appearances as a guest conductor. Pam recently donated five of Claude’s compositions to the band and has agreed to return in 2017 for her third appearance. We will head to the future by closing the season with Claude T. Smith’s dramatic Flourish and Hymn of Praise.

Celebration Fanfare............................................................ Gary Gackstatter

March Indepentia......................................................................... R. B. Hall

Third Suite For Band: III. Rondo.............................................. Robert Jaeger
David Naylor, Guest Conductor

Iditarod...................................................................................... Joe Pappas
Joe Pappas, Guest /Composer/Conductor

Honduran Adventure.......................................................... Franklin Haspiel
Franklin Haspiel, Guest /Composer/Conductor

On the Loop....................................................................... Joe Pappas
Joe Pappas, Guest /Composer/Conductor

Beguine for Band...................................................................... Glenn Osser
Bette Welch, Guest Conductor

A Gershwin Tribute To Love............................... George Gershwin/Heisinger
Dale Skornia, Guest Conductor
Ferris State University

Flourish and Hymn of Praise............................................... Claude T. Smith

On The Mall March.................................................. Edwin Franko Goldman

 

Guest Conductor, David Naylor, received his B.M. in Instrumental Music Education from the University of Northern Iowa in 2012. He served as the director of bands at McCluer High School in Florissant for the past three years, and this fall will be a full-time graduate student at Webster University, working towards his M.M. in Orchestral Conducting. He is a member of the Iowa Bandmasters Association, the Missouri Bandmasters Association, the Missouri NEA, and Kappa Kappa Psi. In his spare time, he is a contributor to Canis Hoopus, a member of the SB Nation family of sports blogs.

Guest Composer/Conductor, Joe Pappas, is native of Missouri and has written over two hundred compositions for various types of ensembles from beginning bands to college wind ensembles. He is most known for his compositions for young bands and musicians. His works have been performed in the United States, Canada, China and Europe. Mr. Pappas actively serves as a clinician and adjudicator throughout the Midwest. After twenty-seven years of successful teaching in public schools, Mr. Pappas currently is a music instructor at Jefferson College in Hillsboro, Missouri. He devotes most of his time to composing and working as an educational consultant and publishing editor for his own company, JPM Music Publications, which he started in 1992. He is also the Midwest regional coordinator for Music In the Parks, Festivals of Music and a coordinator/consultant for Six Flags Music Festivals. He remains active as an adjudicator, guest conductor and clinician world-wide.
Among his many honors, Mr. Pappas has been a four time Teacher of the Year recipient, a 1994 recipient of the Emerson Electric Excellence in Teaching Award, 1993-94 Rockwood School District High School Teacher of the Year, the Missouri State High School Activity Association Distinguished Service Award, a national winner of the Sadie Rafferty Music Composition Contest sponsored by Evanston Township High School, Evanston, IL, and three times has been named to the Who’s Who Among American Teachers and three times to Who’s Who In America. Bands under his direction have won numerous awards including three times Overall Champions at Music In the Parks festivals and a two time recipient of the Southern Illinois University - Edwardsville Bi-State Band of the Year Award. In 2015, he was awarded the St. Louis Suburban Music Educators Merit Award. He is a past president of the East Central district of the Missouri Music Educator’s Association where he also served as college vice-president for two terms and now serves as the Mentoring Chair for the district. He and his wife Cheryl reside in Festus, Missouri and have three children and six grandchildren.

Guest Composer/Conductor Franklin Haspielwas Band Director at Pattonville High School and Middle School for 33 years and a professional Dance Band Trumpeter for 36 years. He also taught private lessons to brass players for 62 years until the age of 87. Mr. Haspiel received a Master of Arts Degree from Washington University where he also studied Music Composition with students of Paul Hindemith. Primarily creating works for high school age students to perform at festivals and competitions, 185 of his original compositions have been published by JPM Music Publications over the past 20 years.

Guest Conductor, Bette Welch, earned a degree in Music Education from Southern Illinois University - Edwardsville. She served as Music Director in Fulton County Community Schools, Cuba, IL. In addition she has served as Music Director of First United Methodist Church in East Alton, IL, SS Peter and Paul Church in Collinsville, IL and interim Director of Music at University United Methodist Church. Currently she is the Director of Orchestra at University United Methodist Church in University City. Ms. York Welch is a playing member of Band Together, University City Summer Band and the St. Louis Wind Symphony. She has appeared as a guest conductor with Band Together and tonight marks her fourth appearance as a guest conductor with the University City Summer Band. When not performing music, she is a practicing CPA and owns her own firm in Shrewsbury.

Guest Conductor, Dr. Dale E. Skornia, is an Assistant Professor of Music at Ferris State University (FSU), Big Rapids, Michigan. At FSU, he is actively involved as a member and frequent Guest Conductor for the West Central Concert Band, Symphony Band, Jazz Band, West Central Community Orchestra and Summer Band.  Dr. Skornia serves as Faculty Director of the student conducted Athletic Pep Band and faculty sponsor for the Delta Omega Chapter of Kappa Kappa Psi. An Athletic Pep Band highlight was joining the FSU Hockey Team at the 2012 NCAA Division I Frozen Four National Hockey Championship in Tampa, Florida. At FSU, he has taught Music Appreciation, Music for the Elementary Teacher, Music Fundamentals and American Popular Music. Dr. Skornia earned a Bachelor of Music Education degree (1980) from Southeast Missouri State University, a Master of Music degree (1993) from Wichita State University, and a Doctor of Musical Arts degree (2004) from Arizona State University. Dale enjoys snow skiing, bicycling (1203 miles last year!) and is a FAA licensed Private Pilot.

 

Concert #5-July 19: Celebrating 20 years of…. Guest Conductors
 
Local and nationally-renowned conductors join the U City Summer Band each year, bringing expertise and challenging new repertoire to the University City community. Conductors from within the band have also been featured. On July 19 Erica Neidlinger, Conductor of the De Paul (Chicago) University Wind Ensemble and band member Dale Skornia (Ferris State University in Big Rapids, Michigan) will lead the band. A brand new composition by local composer and conductor Jared Spears will also be included at this concert.
 

Celebration Fanfare............................................................ Gary Gackstatter

Them Basses........................................................................... G. H. Huffine

Carnival of Venice................................................. Herbert L. Clarke/Domek
Tony Kniffen, Tuba
Principal Tuba, Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra

Shenandoah.................................................................... Arr. Frank Tichelli
Erica Neidlinger, Guest Conductor
De Paul University Wind Ensemble

Third Suite For Band: I. March............................................... Robert Jaeger

Winds Of Change..................................................................... Jared Spears

English Suite.................................................................... Claire Grundman
Erica Neidlinger, Guest Conductor

Gallop...................................................................................... Gregg Gilroy

On The Mall March.................................................. Edwin Franko Goldman

 

Tuba Soloist, Anthony Kniffen was appointed Principal Tuba of the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra in September 1997, after serving with the Honolulu Symphony Orchestra since 1989. A native of Kirkwood, Missouri and a 1987 Kirkwood High School graduate, he has benefited from years of encouragement and instruction from Daniel Perantoni, Harvey Phillips and Gene Pokorny.
Playing along with such diverse groups as folk artists The Makaha Sons of Ni’ihau in Hawaii to the Buselli-Wallarab Jazz Orchestra in Indianapolis, Mr. Kniffen has also performed with the Chicago, Saint Louis, Minnesota, Cincinnati, Detroit and New Mexico symphony orchestras and has toured extensively the United States with Summit Brass and in Japan with Sierra Brass. He has won four concerto competitions and appeared as soloist with the Honolulu and Indianapolis Symphony Orchestras. Other solo appearances international tuba conferences and colleges, Indiana University, the University of Hawaii and the University of Indianapolis. Mr. Kniffen also is the ‘play-along’ tubist on a Hal Leonard educational project called, “Essential Elements 2000.  A highlight of Mr. Kniffen's career was performing on an ISO Classical Series Concert performing the John Williams Concerto under the baton of Mario Venzago in February of 2008.  An avid ‘accidentally successful’ photographer, he is devoted to his lovely wife, ISO violist Amy Kniffen, their two young twins, Jason and Evelyn and newborn, Kathryn.

Guest Conductor, Erica Neidlinger, is the Associate Professor and Conductor of the Wind Symphony at DePaul University. Her additional responsibilities include teaching conducting and instrumental music education courses.
Dr. Neidlinger has conducted performances across the United States and in Europe. She has traveled to Singapore and Canada as an ensemble adjudicator and clinician and has been featured as a guest conductor and clinician in Latvia. Presentations at international conferences include the World Association for Symphonic Bands and Ensembles in Killarney, Ireland and the Midwest International Band and Orchestra Clinic. She has also conducted honor bands and presented at many conferences across the United States.
Before teaching at DePaul, Dr. Neidlinger served on the faculty at the University of Nebraska at Omaha and The Ohio State University. She is also a former conductor of the Nebraska Wind Symphony.
Neidlinger completed her doctoral degree at the University of Minnesota under the supervision of Professor Craig Kirchhoff. In addition, she holds a Bachelor's degree from the University of Kansas and a Master's degree from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. She began her teaching career as director of bands in the Piper School District, Kansas City, Kansas. Erica is a graduate of Ladue High School where her Band Directors were Tom Poshak and Jerry Luckhardt.

Concert #4-July 12: Celebrating 20 years of…. Our History

The U City Summer Band will celebrate our history with the debut of a new opening fanfare by local composer Gary Gackstatter. Featured will be several favorites that have been performed over the last 20 years and two other compositions by Gary Gackstatter. Dan Presgrave, who led the band for the first three years will be a guest conductor and a selection from the year 2002 will be dedicated to Ken Thompson who conducted the band from 2000-2002. Unfortunately, Ken is unable to be present for this concert.

Celebration Fanfare............................................................ Gary Gackstatter

Delmar Garden March............................................ Ernesto Natallio/Pappas

Lustspiel Overture....................................................................... Bela Keler

On A Hymnsong of Phillip Bliss..................................... Arr. David Holsinger
In honor of Ken Thompson
Director UCity Summer Band 2000-2002

Red Cloud................................................................................... Bill Archer

Gateway Overture............................................................. Gary Gackstatter
Gary Gackstatter, Guest Composer/Conductor

Third Suite For Band: II. Waltz................................................ Robert Jaeger

Light Cavalry Overture......................................... Franz von Suppe/Fillmore
Dan Presgrave, Guest Conductor
Director UCity Summer Band 1997-1999

Tally Ho!........................................................... Joseph Bernstein/Meyrelles

On The Mall March.................................................. Edwin Franko Goldman

 

Dan Presgrave (1997-1999) graduated cum laude from Ohio University with a Bachelor's Degree in Music Theory and received his Master of Music degree from Washington University. His conducting teachers include Alexis Hauser, James Paul, and Leonard Slatkin. Mr. Presgrave served as solo trumpet player with the Air Force Band of Mid-America, principal trumpet with Saint Louis Philharmonic Orchestra and has performed with the Galant Ensemble, the orchestra for Opera Theater of Saint Louis, the Philharmonic Brass Quintet and the Metropolitan Orchestra of Saint Louis. Mr. Presgrave joined the music staff at Washington University in 1972 where he taught instrumental conducting and was the music director/conductor for the Washington University Symphony Orchestra and Wind Ensemble. He served as the first director of the University City Summer Band from 1997-2000 and is the music director and founder of the Saint Louis Wind Symphony. Mr. Presgrave is also a pastoral counselor and author of The Value of ME! a Christian counseling program that can be found at meetpastordan.com. He is also on the teaching staff at Grace Church St. Louis.

Dr. Kenneth Thompson (2000-2002) currently serves as professor and coordinator of major ensembles in the College of Musical Arts at Bowling Green State University in Bowling Green, Ohio. His responsibilities include conducting ensembles in the band area, teaching graduate and undergraduate conducting and repertoire and working closely with music education students. Additionally, he serves on the conducting staff of the Detroit Symphony Orchestra’s Wu Family Academy where he directs the DSO Civic Wind Symphony and the CYE Philharmonic Orchestra. He has conducted performances of numerous world premieres, commissions and for multiple professional conferences, radio broadcasts and recordings. In high demand as a guest conductor and lecturer, Thompson maintains an active schedule with engagements throughout the United States, Canada, Malaysia, Singapore, Japan and China.

Thomas Poshak (2003-Present) received his Bachelor of Music and Master of Music degrees from the University of Michigan. He retired in 2001 after a 30 year career as a high school band director. Mr. Poshak taught in the US Virgin Islands, in Ladue, Missouri and was the Band Director and Music Coordinator for the Kirkwood School District from 1985 until 2001. Under his direction the Ladue Symphonic Band performed at the MMEA convention in 1982, and the Kirkwood Symphonic Band received Honor I ratings at MSHSAA Festivals for twelve consecutive years and Gold Ratings at music festivals in Atlanta, Chicago and Nashville. He has held offices in the Missouri Music Educator’s Association, Phi Beta Mu and the St. Louis Suburban Music Educator’s Association and is a member of the Music Educators National Conference, Missouri Bandmaster’s Association and Phi Mu Alpha. In 2001 he received the Music Educator of the Year award from the SLSMEA and in 2004 received the Hall of Fame Award. Mr. Poshak is also the Associate Conductor of the Saint Louis Wind Symphony.

Guest Conductor/Composer Gary Gackstatter is an active artist, composer, conductor, performer and teacher, and is currently the conductor of the Symphonic Band and Orchestra at St Louis Community College at Meramec. Prior to coming to Missouri, Gackstatter has built and maintained outstanding music programs in Oklahoma and Kansas public schools, at Southwestern College and Cowley College in Kansas and has also directed bands at Wichita State University. He is a 2006 Kansas Governor’s Arts Award recipient for Individual Multi-genre Artist.  His creative output includes five symphonies which combine the arts, several cd's of original music for voice and guitar, a book "Pen and Ink" which features his artwork and writings, and many works for band and orchestra published by C Alan Publications. He is directly responsible for many regional art events including symphonic debuts, internationally known guest artists, and projects combining multiple art forms. His published compositions are performed internationally and his vision to combine the various arts genres in performances has gained national attention.

NO CONCERT; July 5. 2016

Concert #3-June 28: Celebrating 20 years of…. Patriotic Concerts

The U City Summer Band will honor those who have served our country with a Patriotic Concert on June 28. Notable American folk melodies will blend with patriotic favorites including The Battle Hymn of the Republic, America the Beautiful, Stars, The Stripes Forever and a tribute to the members of our armed services.

Fanfare and Processional...................................................... Robert Curnow

Americans We....................................................................... Henry Fillmore

Black Is The Color Of My True Love’s Hair....................... Arr. James Ployhar

Dixieland Jam................................................................... John Warrington

Battle Hymn Of The Republic.................................. Julia Ward Howe/Smith

An American Fanfare................................................................... Rick Kirby

Armed Forces Salute........................................................... Arr. Bob Lowden

Rushmore.................................................................................. Alfred Reed
Grant Unnerstall, Guest Conductor

The Stars and Stripes Forever.......................................... John Philip Sousa

On The Mall March.................................................. Edwin Franko Goldman

 

Guest Conductor Grant Unnerstall, received his Bachelor’s degree in Music Education (2014) from Illinois State University and his Master’s degree in Musicology (2016) from the University of Miami’s Frost School of Music. His research on 20th and 21st century music has been presented at multiple academic conferences including Illinois State University’s “Benjamin Britten at 100: An American Centenary Symposium,” the University of Florida’s “Southern Graduate Music Research Symposium,” and the University of Michigan’s “Ann Arbor Symposium IV: Teaching and Learning Popular Music.” Additionally, Grant has studied applied trombone with Dr. Mark Babbitt and Professor Tim Conner as well as instrumental conducting with Dr. Joseph Manfredo and Professor Gary Green. He has recently relocated to his hometown of St. Louis, MO where he works at Nottelmann Music Company and continues to perform with the Ambassadors of Swing and the University City Summer Band.

Concert #2-June 21: Celebrating 20 years of…. Soloists

Soloists remain an important part of the U City Summer Band repertoire – they add vibrant and unique sounds to classic and contemporary music. Soloists from the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra, freelance instrumentalists from the St. Louis area and out of town guests have been featured with the band over the last 20 years. On June 21, Thomas Jostlein, Assistant Principal French Horn from the St. Louis Symphony and Tom Bruce, a freelance Trumpet soloist and member of the St. Louis Wind Symphony, will be featured in Herbert Clarke’s Cousins - a duet for trumpet and trombone. Also featured will be a Brass Quintet made up of members from the band and the saxophone section will be featured in The Saxophone Rag.

Fanfare and Processional...................................................... Robert Curnow

The National Game March................................................ John Philip Sousa

Cousins............................................................... Herbert L. Clarke/Cramer
Thomas Jostlein, French Horn; Tom Bruce Trumpet

Embraceable You .................................................. George Gershwin/Barker
Thomas Jostlein, French Horn; Tom Bruce, Trumpet

Disney Blockbusters......................................................... Arr. John Higgins

Tally Ho!........................................................... Joseph Bernstein/Meyrelles

Just a Closer Walk With Thee............................................. Arr. David Jones
The High Five Brass Quintet + Two

Saxophone Rag......................................................................... Jim Curnow

Gallop………………………………………………..Gregg Gilroy

On The Mall March.................................................. Edwin Franko Goldman

 

Soloist Thomas Jöstlein, Associate Principal Horn with the St. Louis Symphony since 2010, enjoys an active and varied musical life. From 2007-09, Jöstlein was the New York Philharmonic's Assistant Principal Horn, playing all positions, including Associate Principal and Third Horn. Previously, he held positions with the Honolulu, Omaha, Richmond, and Kansas City symphony orchestras, and performed in summer festivals in Oregon, Ohio, Colorado, and North Carolina. He has served as Assistant Professor of Horn at the University of Illinois, playing in the Champaign-Urbana Symphony Orchestra and Ian Hobson's Sinfonia da Camera while teaching horn and orchestral repertoire. An active soloist, Jöstlein won First Prize in the professional division of the American Horn Competition in 2003, and the Grand Prize at the Hugo Kauder Music Competition at Yale University in 2005, earning a recital at Merkin Concert Hall in New York City. In 2014, he appeared with his hornist colleagues in the St. Louis Symphony as a soloist on Schumann's Concertstück for Four Horns and Orchestra, op. 86.  Thomas Jöstlein lives in University City with wife and fellow horn player Tricia and sons Klaus and Max.

Soloist Tom Bruce: Over the road truck driver, model, handyman, teacher...all of these have been occupations for Tom Bruce, but through it all the trumpet has been present. Tom started playing, like most musicians, in the 5th grade. While attending Roosevelt High School in St. Louis, he earned a spot in the St. Louis Symphony Youth Orchestra where he was able to work with Leonard Slatkin. Since that time, he has held the positions of Principal Trumpet of the Singapore Symphony Orchestra, and Solo Trumpet with the Orchestra of the Hessischen State Theater in Kassel, Germany and the Kurorchestra of Bad Fuessing. He has been soloist with organ or orchestra in Munich, Salzburg, Singapore, Karachi, Boston, San Francisco, St. Louis...Tom has been playing with Mr. Poshak as a founding member of the St. Louis Wind Symphony.  Mr. Bruce lives in Edwardsville with Linda, his wife of 36 years and his daughter, Carolyn. Son Matthew recently graduated from Harvard andthe Wharton School.

The High Five Brass Quintet's David Jones is a retired seminary professor and amateur musicologist who has been a member of the tuba section of the UCity Summer Band band for the last decade. In 2015 he organized a brass quintet from within the band called “The High Five.” This year’s members include Alec Patton, 1st trumpet, Don Holstein, 2nd trumpet, Doug Luke, French horn, and Bob Settle, trombone.

Concert #1-June 14: Celebrating 20 years of…. Marches, Musicals, Movies and More

The U City Summer Band brings musicians and audiences of all ages together with a diverse range of music. The inaugural concert of the 2016 season includes Washington Post March, The Empire Strikes Back, Marching Down Broadway, Shirebrook Overture by Missouri Composer Joe Pappas, and Sea Songs by Ralph Vaughn Williams.

Fanfare and Processional...................................................... Robert Curnow

The Washington Post March............................................. John Philip Sousa

Ave Maria................................................................. Franz Beibel/Cameron

Sea Songs................................................................ Ralph Vaughn Williams
Ron Stilwell, Guest Conductor

Marching Down Broadway.............................................. Arr. Warren Barker

The Voyagers........................................................................ Pierre LaPlante

Shirebrook Overture................................................................... Joe Pappas
Matt McKeever, Guest Conductor

The Empire Strikes Back................................... John Williams/Jack Bullock

On The Mall March.................................................. Edwin Franko Goldman

Guest Conductor, Dr. Ron Stilwell retired from Meramec Community College in 2003 after 35 years as the founder and coordinator of the instrumental music contingent of the College's Music Department. Many members of the University City Summer Band currently are, or have been, members of the Meramec Symphonic Band which he founded in 1968. During his retirement he has enjoyed guest conducting and completing band transcriptions of orchestral scores including last year's performance of The British Grenadiers.

Guest Conductor, Matt McKeever, is the Assistant Band Director at Festus R-VI Schools. Matt graduated from Webster University in 2011 with a Bachelor of Music degree in Instrumental Music Education and is currently working towards a Masters in Music Education at the University of Missouri-St Louis. In 2013, Matt received the Missouri Bandmasters Association Young Directors Grant, and in 2014, he was the St. Louis Metro District 8 nominee for the Missouri Outstanding Young Music Educator Award. He has judged both All-Suburban Middle School Concert Band and Jazz Band auditions and has been a guest clinician for the All-Suburban Middle School Jazz Band and the East Central College Jazz Festival. Matt has been a guest presenter at the Missouri Bandmasters Association Summer Convention, where he gave a clinic on how to effectively use an iPad in band rehearsals. He is a member of the St. Louis Wind Symphony, University City Summer Band, Gateway City Big Band, and a founding member of the funk/jazz project NRF.

A Circle of Fifths

P R O G R A M

Fanfare and Flourishes; James Curnow

Declaration Overture; Claude T. Smith

Asleep on a Moonlit Night “Life through an Hourglass”; Joe Pappas
Joe Pappas, Conductor

Razzazza Mazzazza; Arthur Pryor/Tousingnant

Take Five; Paul Desmond/Sayer

Elvis Greatest – His Golden Hits; arr. Holcombe

I N T E R M I S S I O N

Encanto; Robert W. Smith
David Naylor, Conductor

When the Stars Begin to Fall; Traditional/Allen

JS Jig; Brant Karrick

In Four Score; Joe Pappas
Joe Pappas, Conductor

On the Mall*; Edwin Franko Goldman
*Featuring the University City Summer Band Kids Conducting Corps!

 

Guest Composer/Conductor, Joe Pappas, is native of Missouri and has written over two hundred compositions for various types of ensembles from beginning bands to college wind ensembles. He is most known for his compositions for young bands and musicians. His works have been performed in the United States, Canada, China and Europe. Mr. Pappas actively serves as a clinician and adjudicator throughout the Midwest. After twenty-seven years of successful teaching in public schools, Mr. Pappas currently is a music instructor at Jefferson College in Hillsboro, Missouri. He devotes most of his time to composing and working as an educational consultant and publishing editor for his own company, JPM Music Publications, which he started in 1992. He is also the Midwest regional coordinator for Music In the Parks, Festivals of Music and a coordinator/consultant for Six Flags Music Festivals. He remains active as an adjudicator, guest conductor and clinician world-wide. Among his many honors, Mr. Pappas has been a four time Teacher of the Year recipient, a 1994 recipient of the Emerson Electric Excellence in Teaching Award, 1993-94 Rockwood School District High School Teacher of the Year, the Missouri State High School Activity Association Distinguished Service Award, a national winner of the Sadie Rafferty Music Composition Contest sponsored by Evanston Township High School, Evanston, IL, and three times has been named to the Who’s Who Among American Teachers and three times to Who’s Who In America. Bands under his direction have won numerous awards including three times Overall Champions at Music In the Parks festivals and a two time recipient of the Southern Illinois University - Edwardsville Bi- State Band of the Year Award. In 2015, he was awarded the St. Louis Suburban Music Educators Merit Award. He is a past president of the East Central district of the Missouri Music Educator’s Association where he also served as college vice-president for two terms and now serves as the Mentoring Chair for the district. He and his wife Cheryl reside in Festus, Missouri and have three children and six grandchildren.

Guest Conductor, David Naylor, received his B.M. in Instrumental Music Education from the University of Northern Iowa in 2012. He served as the director of bands at McCluer High School in Florissant for the past three years, and this fall will be a fulltime graduate student at Webster University, working towards his M.M. in Orchestral Conducting. He is a member of the Iowa Bandmasters Association, the Missouri Bandmasters Association, the Missouri NEA, and Kappa Kappa Psi. In his spare time, he is a contributor to Canis Hoopus, a member of the SB Nation family of sports blogs.

A Circle of Fifths

P R O G R A M

Fanfare and Flourishes; James Curnow

Bombasto March; Orion R. Farrar

Prelude and Fugue in G minor; J.S. Bach/R.L. Moehlmann

Sun Dance; Frank Ticheli
     Erica Neidlinger, Conductor

Man of La Mancha; Mitch Leigh/Erickson

I N T E R M I S S I O N

Bandology; Eric Osterling
     Bette York Welch, Conductor

Valdres March; Johannes Hannsen/Schissel

People Who Live in Glass Houses; John Philip Sousa
     Erica Neidlinger, Conductor

Big Band Bash; arr. Bob Lowden

On the Mall;* Edwin Franko Goldman
     *Featuring the University City Summer Band Kids Conducting Corps!

Guest Conductor, Erica Neidlinger, is the Associate Professor and Conductor of the Wind Symphony at DePaul University. Her additional responsibilities include teaching conducting and instrumental music education courses. Dr. Neidlinger has conducted performances across the United States and in Europe. She has traveled to Singapore and Canada as an ensemble adjudicator and clinician and has been featured as a guest conductor and clinician in Latvia. Presentations at international conferences include the World Association for Symphonic Bands and Ensembles in Killarney, Ireland and the Midwest International Band and Orchestra Clinic. She has also conducted honor bands and presented at many conferences across the United States. Before teaching at DePaul, Dr. Neidlinger served on the faculty at the University of Nebraska at Omaha and The Ohio State University. She is also a former conductor of the Nebraska Wind Symphony. Neidlinger completed her doctoral degree at the University of Minnesota under the supervision of Professor Craig Kirchhoff. In addition, she holds a Bachelor's degree from the University of Kansas and a Master's degree from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. She began her teaching career as director of bands in the Piper School District, Kansas City, Kansas. Erica is a graduate of Ladue High School where her Band Directors were Tom Poshak and Jerry Luckhardt.

Guest Conductor, Bette York Welch, earned a degree in Music Education from Southern Illinois University - Edwardsville. She served as Music Director in Fulton County Community Schools, Cuba, IL. In addition she has served as Music Director of First United Methodist Church in East Alton, IL, SS Peter and Paul Church in Collinsville, IL and interim Director of Music at University United Methodist Church. Currently she is the Director of Orchestra at University United Methodist Church in University City. Ms. York Welch is a playing member of Band Together, University City Summer Band and the St. Louis Wind Symphony. She has appeared as a guest conductor with Band Together and tonight marks her fourth appearance as a guest conductor with the University City Summer Band. When not performing music, she is a practicing CPA and owns her own firm in Shrewsbury.

A Circle of Fifths

P R O G R A M

Fanfare and Flourishes; James Curnow

Blue Ridge Overture; Frank Erickson

As Summer is Just Beginning; Larry Daehn

The Great Escape Elmer Bernstein/Gackstatter

Gary Gackstatter, Conductor

Mannin Veen; Haydn Wood

I N T E R M I S S I O N

Fanfare Magnificat; Gary Gackstatter

Gary Gackstatter, Conductor

Choral Prelude on a German Hymn; Claude T. Smith

Precious Lord Take My Hand; Thomas Dorsey/Jones

High Five Brass Quintet

Eric Richter, Nancy Bender, Trumpets; Doug Luke, French horn;

Donna Davis, Trombone; David Jones, Tuba,

Suzanne Bates, Contralto

There Was A Pig Went Out to Dig; Percy Grainger/Gackstatter

Gary Gackstatter, Conductor

Sinatra in Concert; arr. Jerry Nowak

On the Mall*; Edwin Franko Goldman

*Featuring the University City Summer Band Kids Conducting Corps!

Guest Conductor, Gary Gackstatter, is an active artist, composer, conductor, performer and teacher, and is currently the conductor of the Symphonic Band and Orchestra at St Louis Community College at Meramec. He recently conducted the Meramec Symphonic Band at the Missouri Music Educators Convention. Prior to coming to Missouri, Gackstatter has built and maintained outstanding music programs in Oklahoma and Kansas public schools (1981-94), at Southwestern College (1992-06) and Cowley College (1990-2007) in Kansas and has also directed bands at Wichita State University (Fall 06-Spring 07). He is a 2006 Kansas Governor’s Arts Award recipient for Individual Multi-genre Artist. His creative output includes five symphonies which combine the arts, several cd's of original music for voice and guitar, a book "Pen and Ink" which features his artwork and writings, and many works for band and orchestra published by C Alan Publications. He is directly responsible for many regional art events including symphonic debuts, internationally known guest artists, and projects combining multiple art forms. His published compositions are performed internationally and his vision to combine the various arts genres in performances has gained national attention. Gackstatter has arranged music and performed with: John McCutcheon, Tom Chapin, John Gorka, Barbara Higbie, Rob Faust, Paul Winter, The Funky Butt Brass Band, Soulard Blues Band, Kansas and Three Dog Night. He has premiered works by Elmer Bernstein (To Kill A Mockingbird and Great Escape) and Eugene Friesen (Grasslands and Carl Sandburg’s ‘Prairie’) with the Paul Winter Consort. Other guest artists Gackstatter has worked with include: Howard Levy, Darol Anger, Michael Martin Murphy, Phillip Aaberg, Cherish the Ladies, and many others. An accomplished visual artist, Gackstatter's artwork has been featured at the St Louis Art Fair, Webster Grove's Art and Air and many one man shows.

Contralto Soloist Suzanne Bates received the Master of Arts degree in Counseling from Covenant Theological Seminary in 1999, where she now serves as Associate Dean of Students and Adjunct Professor of Counseling. In addition, she serves as Staff Counselor for New City Fellowship Church in University City, where she regularly sings on the Praise Team. Suzanne occasionally sings for chapel services at the seminary and for other venues in the African American community.

Circle of Fifths
P R O G R A M
Fanfare and Flourishes; James Curnow
American Anthem; Richard Saucedo
The New American Folk Rhapsody; Elliot Del Borgo
     Dale Skornia, Conductor
Razzazza Mazzazza March; Arthur Pryor
Selections from A Chorus Line; Marvin Hamlisch/Cacavas
     I N T E R M I S S I O N
The Footlifter; Henry Fillmore/Foster
Prairie Songs; Pierre La Plante
     Dale Skornia, Conductor
Big Band Bash; arr. Bob Lowden
Rushmore; Alfred Reed
The Stars and Stripes Forever; John Philip Sousa
On the Mall*; Edwin Franko Goldman
     *Featuring the University City Summer Band Kids Conducting Corps!

Guest Conductor, Dr. Dale E. Skornia, has been a member of the music faculty at Ferris State University (FSU), Big Rapids, Michigan, since August 2006. Along with conducting and performing with the FSU West Central Concert Band, Symphony Band, Jazz Band, West Central Community Orchestra and Summer Band, he serves as Faculty Director of the student conducted Athletic Pep Band and sponsor for the Delta Omega Chapter of Kappa Kappa Psi. A highlight as Faculty Director of the Athletic Pep Band was when he accompanied them to the 2012 NCAA Division I Frozen Four National Hockey Championship in Tampa, Florida. He teaches Music Appreciation and Music for the Elementary Teacher. Dr. Skornia earned a Bachelor of Music Education degree (1980) from Southeast Missouri State University, a Master of Music degree (1993) from Wichita State University, and a Doctor of Musical Arts degree (2004) from Arizona State University. He is a member of the College Band Directors National Association, Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia and Kappa Kappa Psi. Dale enjoys snow skiing, bicycling and flying single-engine airplanes as a FAA licensed Private Pilot.

A Circle of Fifths

P R O G R A M

Fanfare and Flourishes… James Curnow

Principio…Rob Wiffin

As Summer Is Just Beginning…Larry D. Daehn

Concertino for Clarinet…C.M. Von Weber/Lake

            Thomas Jöstlein, French Horn

Second Suite for Military Band…Gustav Holst

            IV. Fantasia on the “Dargason”

                        Grant Unnerstall, Guest Conductor

I N T E R M I S S I O N

Bandology…Eric Osterling

Wilderness Overture…Jared Spears

            Matt McKeever, Guest Conductor

Sinfonia for Alphorn…McCoy/Poshak/Jöstlein

            I. Allegro III. Presto

                        Thomas Jöstlein, Tricia Jöstlein, Alphorns

Highlights from Carousel…Richard Rodgers/Yoder

On the Mall*…Edwin Franko Goldman

            *Featuring the University City Summer Band Kids Conducting Corps!

Thomas Jöstlein French Horn/Alphorn soloist, Associate Principal Horn with the St. Louis Symphony since 2010, enjoys an active and varied musical life. From 2007-09, Jöstlein was the New York Philharmonic's Assistant Principal Horn, playing all positions, including Associate Principal and Third Horn. Previously, he held positions with the Honolulu, Omaha, Richmond, and Kansas City symphony orchestras, and performed in summer festivals in Oregon, Ohio, Colorado, and North Carolina. He has served as Assistant Professor of Horn at the University of Illinois, playing in the Champaign-Urbana Symphony Orchestra and Ian Hobson's Sinfonia da Camera while teaching horn and orchestral repertoire. An active soloist, Jöstlein won First Prize in the professional division of the American Horn Competition in 2003, and the Grand Prize at the Hugo Kauder Music Competition at Yale University in 2005, earning a recital at Merkin Concert Hall in New York City. In 2014, he appeared with his hornist colleagues in the St. Louis Symphony as a soloist on Schumann's Concertstück for Four Horns and Orchestra, op. 86.

Tricia Jöstlein, Alphorn soloist, currently Principal Horn of the Heartland Festival Orchestra in Washington, IL, previously held posts as Principal Horn of the Omaha Symphony and the Des Moines Metro Opera Orchestra. She has performed as a soloist many times, both in recitals and with the Omaha Symphony and most recently the Alton (IL) Symphony, playing Richard Strauss' First Concerto on one week's notice. The Jöstlein's enjoy living in University City with sons Klaus and Max.

Guest Conductor, Matt McKeever, is the Assistant Band Director at Festus R-VI Schools. Matt graduated from Webster University in 2011 with a Bachelor of Music degree in Instrumental Music Education and is currently working towards a Masters in Music Education at the University of Missouri-St Louis. In 2013, Matt received the Missouri Bandmasters Association Young Directors Grant, and in 2014, he was the St. Louis Metro District 8 nominee for the Missouri Outstanding Young Music Educator Award. He has judged both All-Suburban Middle School Concert Band and Jazz Band auditions and has been a guest clinician for the All-Suburban Middle School Jazz Band and the East Central College Jazz Festival. Matt has been a guest presenter at the Missouri Bandmasters Association Summer Convention, where he gave a clinic on how to effectively use an iPad in band rehearsals. He is a member of the St. Louis Wind Symphony, University City Summer Band, Gateway City Big Band, and a founding member of the funk/jazz project NRF.

7pm; UCity Summer Band Concert

A Circle of Fifths

Fanfare and Flourishes ~James Curnow
Delmar Garden March ~Ernesto Natiello/Arr. Pappas
Festival Prelude ~Alfred Reed (1921-2005)
     Ron Stilwell, Conductor
Trumpet Concerto in E Major, S. 49 ~Johann N. Hummel/Arr. Corley
     Robert Souza, Trumpet; Eric Setzer Memorial Artist
Prelude and Fugue in d minor ~J. S. Bach (1685-1750)/Arr. Moehlmann

I N T E R M I S S I O N

The British Grenadiers Traditional/Arr. Stilwell
     Ron Stilwell, Conductor
Gabriel’s Oboe ~Ennio Morricone/Arr. Longfield
     Jocelyn Garner, Oboe
Declaration Overture ~Claude T. Smith
Blues for a Killed Kat ~Jack End/Edited Fennell
On the Mall* ~Edwin Franko Goldman
*Featuring the University City Summer Band Kids Conducting Corps!

Director, Thomas Poshak received his Bachelor of Music and Master of Music
degrees from the University of Michigan. He retired in 2001 after a 30 year
career as a high school band director. Mr. Poshak taught in the US Virgin
Islands, in Ladue, Missouri and was the Band Director and Music Coordinator
for the Kirkwood School District from 1985 until 2001. Under his direction
the Ladue Symphonic Band performed at the MMEA convention in 1982, and
the Kirkwood Symphonic Band received Honor I ratings at MSHSAA
Festivals for twelve consecutive years and Gold Ratings at music festivals in
Atlanta, Chicago and Nashville. He has held offices in the Missouri Music
Educator’s Association, Phi Beta Mu and the St. Louis Suburban Music
Educator’s Association and is a member of the Music Educators National
Conference, Missouri Bandmaster’s Association and Phi Mu Alpha. In 2001 he
received the Music Educator of the Year award from the SLSMEA and in 2004
received the Hall of Fame Award. Mr. Poshak is also the Associate Conductor
of the Saint Louis Wind Symphony.


Robert Souza, trumpet soloist, attended the Curtis Institute of Music in
Philadelphia and holds a Bachelor of Music degree, Suma Cum Laude, from
the University of Missouri, St. Louis. A native of Massachusetts, Robert came
to St. Louis in 1971. He has been a soloist with many local groups: The
University City Symphony, Gateway Festival Orchestra, Washington
University Wind Ensemble, Mighty Mississippi Concert Band, Ferguson-
Florissant Community Band and the St. Louis Symphony Music School Adult
Concert Band. He was a threetime soloist on the "Mario Salvador Concert
Series" at the St. Louis Cathedral. He has been a member of the Jim Dandy's
Dixieland Band for the past twelve years. Robert is also a member of the group
Mariachi-Los Compadres, an authentic Mexican mariachi band that has been
very active throughout the St. Louis area for the past six years. In addition,
Robert founded the duo Southern Aire. Together with pianist/vocalist Bill
Hulub, Southern Aire performs Classic jazz, Ragtime, Blues and Standards in
hotels and nightclubs throughout St. Louis.


Guest Conductor, Dr. Ron Stilwell retired from Meramec Community College in
2003 after 35 years as the founder and coordinator of the instrumental music
contingent of the College's Music Department. Many members of the University
City Summer Band currently are, or have been, members of the Meramec
Symphonic Band which he founded in 1968. During his retirement he has
enjoyed guest conducting and completing band transcriptions of orchestral
scores including this evening’s arrangement of The British Grenadiers.


Jocelyn Garner, oboe, is the Assistant Band Director in Sullivan, MO. Jocelyn
graduated from the University of Texas at El Paso, M.M. in 2012, and from
Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville, B.M. in 2010. She has performed
with the El Paso Opera and has traveled with the SIUE Wind Symphony to the
World Association of Symphonic Bands and Ensembles 2011 conference in
Taiwan. Jocelyn is originally from Poplar Bluff, MO. She began playing music
on multiple instruments in the Garner Family Jazz Band, and since middle
school band, the oboe has been her main instrument.

“1964”

Kurt Bauche and Dale Skornia, Guest Conductors

Fanfare and Flourishes................................ Curnow

Resplendent Glory...................................... Galante

Sequoia...................................................... LaGassey

CID Marcha Cristiana ............................... Pedro J. Francés              

                 Dale Skornia, Guest Conductor

Fiddler on the Roof Highlights..................... Bock

Pink Panther Theme................................... Mancini

Emperata................................................... Smith

                     Kurt Bauche, Conductor

Rhapsody of Reruns................................... Arr. Higgins

‘Can-Can’ You Name These Tunes............ Arr. Williams

On The Mall.............................................. Goldman

 

Guest conductor, Dr. Dale E. Skornia, has been a member of the music faculty at Ferris State University (FSU), Big Rapids, Michigan, since August 2006. Along with conducting and performing with the FSU West Central Concert Band, Symphony Band, Jazz Band, West Central Community Orchestra and Summer Band, he serves as Faculty Director of the student conducted Athletic Pep Band and sponsor for the Delta Omega Chapter of Kappa Kappa Psi. A highlight as Faculty Director of the Athletic Pep Band was when he accompanied them to the 2012 NCAA Division I Frozen Four National Hockey Championship in Tampa, Florida. He teaches Music Appreciation and Music for the Elementary Teacher. Dr. Skornia earned a Bachelor of Music Education degree (1980) from Southeast Missouri State University, a Master of Music degree (1993) from Wichita State University, and a Doctor of Musical Arts degree (2004) from Arizona State University. He is a member of the College Band Directors National Association, Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia and Kappa Kappa Psi. Dale enjoys snow skiing, bicycling and flying single-engine airplanes as a FAA licensed Private Pilot.

Kurt D. Bauche was the Director of Bands in the Farmington School District from 1982 to 2012.  A native of Union, Missouri he attended Southeast Missouri State University in Cape Girardeau and graduated with the Bachelors of Music Education Degree in 1980.  Mr. Bauche received the Masters of Music Education Degree from the University of Louisville in 1982 where he was a graduate-teaching assistant in the School of Music with added emphasis on tuba performance.  While in Louisville, Mr. Bauche performed in the Louisville Orchestra and with the Kentucky Arts Brass Quintet.  At Farmington, Mr. Bauche was responsible for the high school marching band, symphonic band, concert band, two jazz bands, and steel drum orchestra.  The Farmington High School Symphonic Band, under his direction, annually received superior ratings at the MSHSAA Evaluative Music Festival.  In addition, the band performed at the Missouri Music Educators Association Convention in 1993.  Mr. Bauche has been a staff member of the Summer Music Camps at Southeast Missouri State University.  He was a staff member of the Missouri Ambassadors of Music European Tours of 1990-1996.  Mr. Bauche has been a presenter for in-service activities in the Farmington School District.  He served as a chairperson for the school's North Central Evaluation and Missouri School Improvement Review, and has chaired similar evaluations on other campuses.  Mr. Bauche's professional affiliations include MENC, MMEA, MBA, Phi Beta Mu, Phi Mu Alpha, MSTA, and CTA.  In 1991, he was named a Nationally Registered and Certified Music Educator through the MENC certification program.  In 1993 and 2003 he received the Farmington School District Outstanding Teacher of the Year Award.  The East Central District #7 Outstanding Educator award was presented to him in the spring of 2001.  And in January 2012, he received the Charles Emmons Outstanding Band Director Award presented by Phi Beta Mu Lambda Chapter.  He is past Band-Vice President and past President of the East Central District Music Educators.  He is also on the National Federation of State High Schools Adjudication Panel.   Mr. Bauche is past president of the Missouri Bandmasters Association having coordinated the Missouri All-State Band for the two years and administered the annually summer convention.  He currently serves as MBAs secretary/treasurer.  Mr. Bauche is also past-president of the Missouri Music Educators Association, as he organized their annual in-service conference workshop.  Mr. Bauche has served on the Major Field Assessment committee at the University of Missouri-Columbia.  He is past chairperson of the Career Ladder Committee for the Farmington R-7 School District.  He has adjudicated in marching and concert band competitions as well as being named guest conductor for numerous band festivals and honor bands.  Mr.  Bauche has served as co-coordinator for marching bands at the MSHSAA Show-Me Bowl at the Edward Jones Dome for the state high school football championships.  Mr. Bauche is a member of the Memorial United Methodist Church where he is active in the Chancel Choir.  He performs on trombone and tuba in various regional events.  Mr. Bauche resides in Farmington.

*Pam Smith-Kelly, Guest Conductor

Bette Welch, Guest Conductor

Fanfare and Flourishes................................ Curnow

Entry March of the Boyares........................ Halvorsen

Down a Country Lane................................ Copland     

Begin the Beguine...................................... Porter

                 Bette Welch, Conductor

*Dramatic Prelude..................................... Smith

*World Freedom March................................. Smith

*Danza Sonora........................................... Smith

*God of Our Fathers................................... Smith

Highlights from “Hello Dolly”...................... Herman

On The Mall.............................................. Goldman

Guest Conductor, Pam Smith-Kelly received her Bachelor of Music Education from Central Missouri State University and her Masters in Music Education from the University of Kansas. She taught elementary music for 16 years and is currently in her 19th year of teaching choral music at Oxford Middle School in the Blue Valley School District. Mrs. Kelly has served as the Middle Level Chair and the Elementary Chair for the Northeast Kansas Music Educators Association and as the State Chairman for KMEA Elementary and Middle Levels. She also received the NEKMEA Outstanding Music Educator in 2010. She has served as a member of numerous other music education committees, and appeared as guest director, clinician and judge for bands, choirs, and orchestras around the country and abroad. She is a bassoonist and is the President of Claude T. Smith Publications, Inc., which publishes the instrumental and choral works of her late father. She has also held various positions in church music ministries, directing hand bells, children’s choirs, and orchestras for the past 27 years in the Kansas City area. She and her husband, Jim, reside in Overland Park, KS with their two children, Austin (15) and Faith (12). Their older daughter, Tara, her husband Greg and their daughters,
Rose and Laurel, now currently reside in Kansas City, MO.

Claude T. Smith (1932-1987), was born in Monroe City, Missouri in 1932. He received his undergraduate training at Central Methodist College in Fayette, Missouri and at the University of Kansas and he composed extensively in the areas of instrumental and choral music. Having composed over 110 band works, 12 orchestra works and 15 choral works, Smith composed solos for such artists as "Doc" Severinsen, Dale Underwood, Brian Bowman, Warren Covington, Gary Foster, Rich Matteson and Steve Seward. Smith received numerous prestigious commissions including works for the U. S. Air Force Band, the "President's Own" U. S. Marine Band, the U. S. Navy Band, and the Army Field Band. He taught instrumental music in the public schools of Nebraska and Missouri. He also served as a member of the faculty of Southwest Missouri State University in Springfield, Missouri, where he taught composition and theory and conducted the University Symphony Orchestra.

Guest conductor, Bette Welch, earned a degree in Music Education from Southern Illinois University - Edwardsville. She served as Music Director in Fulton County Community Schools, Cuba, IL. In addition she has served as Music Director of First United Methodist Church in East Alton, IL, SS Peter and Paul Church in Collinsville, IL and interim Director of Music at University United Methodist Church. Currently she is the Director of Orchestra at University United Methodist Church in University City. Ms. Welch is a playing member of Band Together, University City Summer Band and the St. Louis Wind Symphony. She has appeared as a guest conductor with Band Together and tonight marks her fourth appearance as a guest conductor with the University City Summer Band. When not performing music, she is a practicing CPA and owns her own firm in Shrewsbury.

Carrie Schafer, Trumpet, soloist

Matt McKeever, guest conductor

Fanfare and Flourishes................................ Curnow

Entry March of the Boyares........................ Halvorsen

First Suite in Eb.......................................... Holst

             Matt McKeever, Conductor

Concerto for Trumpet................................. Arutiunian

           Carrie Schafer, Trumpet

Courtly Airs and Dances............................. Nelson

First Suite in Eb.......................................... Holst

Concerto in f minor for Trumpet.................. Bohme

             Carrie Schafer, Trumpet

Buglers Holiday.......................................... Anderson

Carrie Schafer and the UCity Band Trumpets

The Best of Broadway Marches................. Arr. Christensen

On The Mall.............................................. Goldman

 

Trumpet Soloist, Carrie Schafer, is acting second trumpet, performing with the St. Louis Symphony since October 2011. Born in Minneapolis and raised in Chicago, Schafer attended Northwestern University, where she studied with Barbara Butler and Charles Geyer. She completed her graduate studies with Jim Wilt at the Colburn School. Schafer performed with the New World Symphony in Miami, Florida for two seasons, the Santa Barbara Symphony, also for two seasons, and has substituted with the Los Angeles Philharmonic. Festivals include three summers and two international tours with the Verbier (Switzerland) Orchestra and one summer with the National Repertory Orchestra in Breckenridge, Colorado. Outside of music, Carrie enjoys biking, playing soccer, cooking, and walking her wonderful lab mix, Emma.


Guest Conductor, Matt McKeever, recently finished his second year as the Director of Music at Bishop DuBourg High School in South St. Louis City, where he teaches Concert Band, Jazz Band, Guitar, Piano, and Mixed Chorus. Matt graduated from Webster University in 2011 with a Bachelor of Music degree in Instrumental & Vocal Music Education and is currently working towards a Masters in Music Education at the University of Missouri-St Louis. Matt is a staff member for the Marquette High School Marching Band, has judged both All-Suburban Middle School Concert Band and Jazz Band auditions, and has been a saxophone clinician for the All-Suburban Jazz Band. He is a member of the St. Louis Wind Symphony, University City Summer Band, Gateway City Big Band, and a founding member of the funk/jazz project NRF.

Gay Spears, Guest Composer

Don DeGlopper, Guest Conductor

Fanfare and Flourishes................................ Curnow

The Star Spangled Banner.......................... Smith/Key

   200th Anniversary of the poem: "Defence of Fort M'Henry"

National Emblem March............................. Bagley

American Folk Rhapsody No. 2.................Grundman

Into the Ages..............................................Gay Spears

Pride of the Wolverines.............................. Sousa

A Cohan Salute.......................................... Cohan

The U.S. Field Artillery March.................... Sousa

*The Missouri Waltz................................... Eppel

*St. Louis Blues March.............................. Handy

Rushmore.................................................. Reed

Armed Forces Salute.................................. Arr. Lowden

On The Mall.............................................. Goldman

* - composed in 1914.

 

Composer, Gay Spears completed the Doctor of Musical Arts degree with a major in music composition at the University of Memphis. She has earned several awards and prizes for her compositions, ranging from the Tennessee Music Teachers Association “Composer of the Year,” an Arkansas Arts Council Fellowship, numerous ASCAP awards, and a proclamation from former Governor Mike Huckabee as “Outstanding Composer and Musician in the State of Arkansas.” Her instrumental and vocal pieces have been performed in concerts throughout the U.S., Europe, and Japan. She has completed commissioned compositions for parties including the Kirkwood Children’s Chorale, the St. Louis Trombone Quartet, and the Equinox Chamber Players. Into the Ages was commissioned by the Francis M. Scala Fund at the Library of Congress. She teaches music courses at St. Louis University and serves the Faith Des Peres Presbyterian Church in St. Louis as music director and organist.


Guest Conductor, Don DeGlopper, graduated in 1970 with a Bachelor of Music Education degree from the University of Michigan. There was at least one other notable person in his class – Tom Poshak. In fact, Don and Tom were college roommates for their Junior and Senior years. Following his time at Michigan, Don went to Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary just north of Boston, Massachusetts for three years. He finished up his ministerial training with a final year at Western Theological Seminary in Holland, Michigan. In June of 1974 he was ordained into the ministry in The Reformed Church in America. Ministry has taken him to churches in Western Michigan; the greater Seattle area; Orange City, Iowa; and most recently to Oskaloosa, Iowa. In October of last year, he retired after 39 + years in ministry, 16+ of which were in the Oskaloosa church. Don is married to his wife Cindy who is Assistant to the President and Director of Marketing at First American Bank in Clive Iowa. They have 3 children: Katie is marrried to Byron and they have an almost 3 year old son, Mason; Matt is currently living in Minneapolis and Betsy, lives in West Des Moines and works in a large church as their video production technician. While Don did not end up pursuing a music career in public education, he has remained quite active in church music over the years with choirs, musicals, developing several praise teams, rehearsing a wide variety of musicians, etc.

Kathy Lawton Brown, Mezzo Soprano, soloist;

Joe Pappas, Guest Conductor

Fanfare and Flourishes................................ Curnow

Holiday for Winds...................................... Osser

Greenwillow Portrait................................... Williams

Mon Coeur Souvre A Ta Voix.................... Saint-Saens

           Kathy Lawton Brown, Mezzo Soprano

Lewis and Clark: 1804...............................Joe Pappas

           Joe Pappas, Conductor

Storm King...............................................Finlayson

Return to Wind River.................................. Spears, J.

 Jared Spears, Guest Composer

Embraceable You ...................................... Gershwin

Someone to Watch Over Me....................... Gershwin

You Can’t Take that Away from Me........... Gershwin

Good Old Days Sing-A-Long...................... Ployhar

           Kathy Lawton Brown, Mezzo Soprano

On The Mall.............................................. Goldman

 

Mezzo Soprano, Kathy Lawton Brown is a professional singer and composer with numerous recordings to her name and is a host on the classical music radio station RAF-STL. She is one of the first women members of “The Singing Sergeants,” the official chorus of the United States Air Force, and has performed with chamber ensembles, orchestras, choruses and concert bands throughout the United States, Canada and China. Kathy is a well-known alto soloist in the St. Louis area and the principal contralto for “Bach at the Sem,” a classical performance ensemble at Concordia Seminary. She has been an instructor, coach and mentor at many higher education institutions including Greenville College, Fontbonne University and University of Missouri-St. Louis, where she also directed the chamber series “Premiere Performances.” In addition, Kathy was a weekend staff announcer from 1990-1995 on KFUO (Classic 99) and she wrote and voiced numerous promotions for the station until 2010. Kathy holds a Master’s Degree in Vocal Performance from James Madison University in Harrisonburg, Virginia, and a Bachelor of Arts in Music from Rollins College in Winter Park, Florida.

Composer & Conductor, Joe Pappas. A native of Missouri, Joe Pappas has written over two hundred compositions for various types of ensembles from beginning bands to college wind ensembles. He is most known for his compositions for young bands and musicians. His works have been performed in the United States, Canada, China and Europe. Mr. Pappas actively serves as a clinician and adjudicator throughout the Midwest. After twenty-seven years of successful teaching in public schools, Mr. Pappas currently is a music instructor at Jefferson College in Hillsboro, Missouri. He devotes most of his time to composing and working as an educational consultant and publishing editor for his own company, JPM Music Publications, which he started in 1992. He is also the Midwest regional coordinator for Music In the Parks, Festivals of Music and a coordinator/consultant for Six Flags Music Festivals. He remains active as an adjudicator, guest conductor and clinician world-wide. Among his many honors, Mr. Pappas has been a four time Teacher of the Year recipient, a 1994 recipient of the Emerson Electric Excellence in Teaching Award, 1993-94 Rockwood School District High School Teacher of the Year, the Missouri State High School Activity Association Distinguished Service Award, a national winner of the Sadie Rafferty Music Composition Contest sponsored by Evanston Township High School, Evanston, IL, and three times has been named to the Who’s Who Among American Teachers and three times to Who’s Who In America. Bands under his direction have won numerous awards including three times Overall Champions at Music In the Parks festivals and a two time recipient of the Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville Bi-State Band of the Year Award. He is a past president of the East Central district of the Missouri Music Educator’s Association where he also served as college vice-president for two terms. He and his wife Cheryl reside in Festus, Missouri and have three children and five grandchildren.

Composer Dr. Jared Spears is Professor of Music Emeritus at Arkansas Status University. He was born in Chicago and received the B.S.E. degree in Music Education from Northern Illinois University; the B.M. and M.M. degrees in Percussion and Composition from the Cosmopolitan School of Music; and the D.M. degree in Composition from Northwestern University. His teachers include Blyth Owen, Alan Stout, and Anthony
Donata. Post-doctoral studies include the study of music for film and television at MGM, Lorimar, 20th Century Fox, and Evergreen Studios under the guidance of John Cacavas. Dr. Spears has taught theory, music history, composition, percussion, and band on all educational levels from elementary school through college. His awards include the Faricy Award for Creative Music from Northwestern, the Award of Merit from the Arkansas Chapter of the National Federation of Music Clubs, Outstanding Educators of America, International Who’s Who in Music, Who’s Who in the World of Percussion-U.S.A., Citations of Excellence from the National Band Association, Sigma Alpha Iota National Arts Associate, and several ASCAP Awards. During his tenure at Arkansas State Dr. Spears received the University President’s Award for the outstanding faculty member as well as an appointment as a President’s Fellow. To date Dr. Spears has composed music for radio and television commercials and produced over 350 original published works for band, choir, orchestra, and chamber ensembles. His music has been performed and recorded worldwide and he has conducted band festivals, music camps, and clinics around the world. His music has also been the subject of numerous articles in music journals and texts and he is considered one of the most performed American composers of wind and percussion music. Dr. Spears has appeared at several universities as a guest lecturer.

Fanfare and Flourishes.......................Curnow

Resplendent Glory...............................Galante

Zampa Overture...................................Herold

Delmar Garden March..........................Natiello

Highlights from “Grease”......................Gibb

American Riversongs...........................La Plante

Take Me Out to the Ballgame................Von Tizler

St. Louis Blues March........................... Handy

The Entertainer......................................Joplin

Meet Me In St. Louis...............................Mills

On The Mall............................................Goldman

Fanfare & Flourishes.....James Curnow

Big Band Favorites.....Arr. Lowden

Spiritual from Symphony 5½.....Gillis/Bainum

Pop and Rock Legends: Chicago.....Arr. Wasson

Portrait in Time.....Brubeck/Barker

St. Louis Blues March.....Handy/Gray

Ragged Rozy.....King

Sing, Sing, Sing.....Prima/Kelsey

The Beatles: Echos of an Era.....Arr. Higgins

On the Mall.....Edwin Franko Goldman

 

Fanfare & Flourishes.....James Curnow

Hands Across the Sea.....Sousa

The Great Steamboat Race.....Smith

Victory at Sea.....Rodgers & Bennett

Colonel Bogey March.....Alford

Shenandoah.....Arr. Ployhar

Midway March.....Williams/Moss

Selections from Show Boat.....Kern/Brackman           

On the Mall.....Edwin Franko Goldman

Drew Thompson, Bassoon; Ron Stilwell, Guest Conductor

Fanfare & Flourishes.....James Curnow

Comedians Gallop.....Kabalevsky/Swearingen

A Salute to Spike Jones.....Arr. Custer

Concerto for Bassoon III.....Hidas
     Drew Thompson, Bassoon
     Guest Conductor Ron Stilwell

Morning Madness.....Clark

Gallop.....Shostakovitch/Hunsberger

Variations on a Theme by Schumann.....Davis
     Drew Thompson, Contra-Bassoon
     Guest Conductor Ron Stilwell

Variations on a Kitchen Sink.....Gillis

The Midnight Fire Alarm.....Lincoln/Krance

On the Mall.....Edwin Franko Goldman


Guest Conductor, Dr. Ron Stilwell, retired from Meramec Community College in 2003 after 35 years as the founder and coordinator of the instrumental music contingent of the College's Music Department. Many members of the University City Summer Band currently are, or have been, members of the Meramec Symphonic Band which he founded in 1968. During his retirement he has enjoyed guest conducting and completing band transcriptions of orchestral scores. Drew Thompson is his step-son.

Guest Soloist, Andrew Thompson, was appointed 3rd/Contrabassoon with his hometown orchestra the St. Louis Symphony on February 20th, 2012. In 2011 Thompson was the winner of the Boston Woodwind Society’s Bassoon competition. He spent 2 years in Boston working on his Masters at the New England Conservatory with Rick Ranti of the BSO. Before that he studied at DePaul University with David McGill and Bill Buchman of the CSO. While in Chicago Thompson was a regular member of the Chicago Civic Orchestra and played several times with the Chicago Symphony, including an appearance as soloist. Other solo appearances have been with the DePaul Symphony Orchestra and DePaul Baroque Ensemble. He has attended the Tanglewood Music Festival and the National Repertory Orchestra. Outside of music Drew enjoys swing dancing and was featured dancing in front of the National Repertory Orchestra during their Fourth of July performances in 2011. Andrew is a native of Webster Groves and a four-year veteran (with three of those years as principal bassoon) of the St. Louis Symphony Youth Orchestra.

.....NO CONCERT July 2 ~ Happy 4th!.....

Fanfare & Flourishes.....James Curnow

National Emblem.....Bagley

The Blue and Gray (A Civil War Suite).....Grundman

Swing the Mood.....Arr. Sweeney

Star Spangled Spectacular.....Cohan/Cacavas

Emblem of Unity.....Richards

American Folk Rhapsody No. 3.....Grundman

Armed Forces Salute.....Arr. Lowden

Rushmore.....Reed

Stars and Stripes Forever .....Sousa

On the Mall.....Edwin Franko Goldman

Fanfare & Flourishes.....James Curnow

Washington Post March (1890).....Sousa

Themes Like Old Times (1910).....Arr. Barker

Second Suite for Band (1920).....Holst
     2. Song Without Words  4. Fantasia On the Dargason

Big Band Spectacular (1930-40).....Arr. Higgins

Lidia (2000).....Soler

My Fair Lady (1950).....Lerner /Loewe/Moss

Blues Brothers Revue (1970).....Arr. Bocook

On the Mall.....Edwin Franko Goldman

 

Guest conductor, Dr. Dale E. Skornia, has been a member of the music faculty at Ferris State University (FSU), Big Rapids, Michigan, since August 2006. Along with conducting and performing with the FSU West Central Concert Band, Symphony Band, Jazz Band, West Central Community Orchestra and Summer Band, he serves as Faculty Director of the student conducted Athletic Pep Band and sponsor for the Delta Omega Chapter of Kappa Kappa Psi. A highlight as Faculty Director of the Athletic Pep Band was when he accompanied them to the 2012 NCAA Division I Frozen Four National Hockey Championship in Tampa, Florida. He teaches Music Appreciation and Music for the Elementary Teacher. Dr. Skornia earned a Bachelor of Music Education degree (1980) from Southeast Missouri State University, a Master of Music degree (1993) from Wichita State University, and a Doctor of Musical Arts degree (2004) from Arizona State University. He is a member of the College Band Directors National Association, Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia and Kappa Kappa Psi. Dale enjoys snow skiing, bicycling and flying single-engine airplanes as a FAA licensed Private Pilot.

Jonathan Reycraft, Trombone

Fanfare & Flourishes.....James Curnow

Delmar Garden March.....Natirllo/Pappas

Rhosymedre.....Vaughn Williams/Beeler

Thoughts of Love.....Pryor
     Jonathan Reycraft, Trombone

Second Suite for Band.....Holst
     1. March    3. Song of The Blacksmith

Symphonic Overture.....Carter

Blue Bells of Scotland.....Pryor
     Jonathan Reycraft, Trombone

Chant & Jubilo.....McBeth

On the Mall.....Edwin Franko Goldman

 

Jonathan Reycraft, Trombone Soloist. Originally from Long Island, New York, Jonathan Reycraft has held the Utility Trombone position with the Saint Louis Symphony Orchestra since the 2006-2007 season. As a parallel to duties as orchestral trombonist, he is active in chamber music as a member of the Trombones of the Saint Louis Symphony, a trombone quartet that has recorded, performed, and given master classes throughout the midwestern region. He also serves as an adjunct faculty member at Washington University and St. Louis University. Before joining the symphony, he spent eight years performing as the Assistant Principal Trombone for the United States Naval Academy Band in Annapolis, Maryland. Mr. Reycraft completed his music degrees in trombone at the Indiana University School of Music in the spring of 1998, and his Master of Music degree in the same discipline from the University of Maryland in 2005. Mr. Reycraft has been a finalist in the Minnesota Orchestra Zellmer Competition and the winner of the National Solo Competition held at the Eastern Trombone Workshop. He has been featured as a soloist with the United States Naval Academy Band as well as the Atlantic Wind Symphony on Long Island. Mr. Reycraft’s former teachers include Michael Canipe, M. Dee Stewart, Scott Hartman, the late Dr. Milton Stevens, and John Huling. Jonathan Reycraft also has performed with the Baltimore and National Symphony Orchestras. He also contributes to the Saint Louis Low Brass Collective, which is committed to furthering the cause of low brass throughout the region.

Outside of his music career, Jonathan enjoys the outdoors, pinball and is dedicated to a regimen of fitness. Baseball is also among his favorite interests and he favors the Yankees and Cardinals.

Fanfare & Flourishes by James Curnow

Block M by Jerry H. Bilik

Folk Song Suite by R. Vaughn Williams
#1 March "Seventeen Come Sunday"
#2 Intermezzo "My Bonny Boy"
#3 March "Folks Songs from Somerset"

Elvis Presley Golden Hits arr by Bill Holcombe

Olympic Fanfare & Theme by John Williams; arr by Jim Curnow

Mambo Madness in the Loop by Sy Pollack

Z's Blues by John P. Zdechlik

On the Mall by Edwin Franko Goldman

Fanfare & Flourishes by James Curnow

His Honor by Henry Filmore; arr by Frederick Fennell

Folk Song Suite by R. Vaughn Williams
     #2 Intermezzo "My Bonny Boy"

Chant & Incantations by Joseph Pappas

Thunder & Lightning by Johann Strauss; arr by Milburn E. Carey

Barnum & Bailey's Favorite by Karl L. King; arr by Glenn Cliffe Bainum

Prelude & Rondo by David R. Holsinger

Cole Porter in Concert arr by Elliot Del Borgo

On the Mall by Edwin Franko Goldman

 

Composer, Joe Pappas A native of Missouri, Joe Pappas has written over two hundred compositions for various types of ensembles from beginning bands to college wind ensembles. He is most known for his compositions for young bands and musicians. His works have been performed in the United States, Canada, China and Europe. Mr. Pappas actively serves as a clinician and adjudicator throughout the Midwest. After twenty-seven years of successful teaching in public schools, Mr. Pappas currently is a music instructor at Jefferson College in Hillsboro, Missouri. He devotes most of his time to composing and working as an educational consultant and publishing editor for his own company, JPM Music Publications, which he started in 1992. He is also the Midwest regional coordinator for Music In the Parks, Festivals of Music and a coordinator/consultant for Six Flags Music Festivals. He remains active as an adjudicator, guest conductor and clinician world-wide.

Among his many honors, Mr. Pappas has been a four time Teacher of the Year recipient, a 1994 recipient of the Emerson Electric Excellence in Teaching Award, 1993-94 Rockwood School District High School Teacher of the Year, the Missouri State High School Activity Association Distinguished Service Award, a national winner of the Sadie Rafferty Music Composition Contest sponsored by Evanston Township High School, Evanston, IL, and three times has been named to the Who’s Who Among American Teachers and three times to Who’s Who In America. Bands under his direction have won numerous awards including three times Overall Champions at Music In the Parks festivals and a two time recipient of the Southern Illinois University - Edwardsville Bi-State Band of the Year Award. He is a past president of the East Central district of the Missouri Music Educator’s Association where he also served as college vice-president for two terms. He and his wife Cheryl reside in Festus, Missouri and have three children and five grandchildren.

Fanfare & Flourishes by James Curnow

Folk Song Suite by R. Vaughan Williams
     No 1 March "Seventeen Come Sunday"

On a Hymnsong of Lowell Mason by David Holsinger

Alphorn Ballad by Dennis Armitage
     featuring Thomas & Tricia Jostlein, Alphorn

Embraceable You by George & Ira Gershwin; arr by Warren Barker
          featuring Thomas & Tricia Jostlein, French Horn

La Grande Messe de Saint Hubert by J. Cantin; arr by Thomas Jostlein
     featuring Thomas & Tricia Jostlein, French Horn

Barnum & Bailey's Favorite by Karl L. King; arr by Glenn Cliffe Bainum

Send in the Clowns by Stephen Sondheim
     featuring Bert Langeler, flugelhorn

A Musical Fantasy by Ennio Salvere
     guest conductor, Bert Langeler

Rocky & Bullwinkle Strike Again by Fred Steiner; arr by John Higgins

On the Mall by Edwin Franko Goldman

 

Thomas Jöstlein was appointed Associate Principal Horn with the St. Louis Symphony in April 2010. Most recently, he served as Assistant Professor of Horn at the University of Illinois, leading the charges in the Champaign-Urbana Symphony Orchestra and Ian Hobson's Sinfonia da Camera while teaching horn and orchestral repertoire.

From 2007-09, Jöstlein was the New York Philharmonic's Assistant Principal Horn, playing all positions, including Principal and Third Horn. Under the direction of Lorin Maazel, he performed on three major tours, including the historic live broadcast from North Korea. Previously, he held positions with the Honolulu, Omaha, Richmond, and Kansas City symphony orchestras over a course of 13 years.

An active soloist, Jöstlein won first prize in the professional division of the American Horn Competition in 2003 and the grand prize at the Hugo Kauder Music Competition at Yale University in 2005, earning a recital at Merkin Concert Hall in New York City.

Jöstlein studied with hornists William VerMeulen and Thomas Bacon at Rice University, and privately with tubists Arnold Jacobs and Roger Rocco. He has taught at the University of Hawaii and Virginia Commonwealth University.

Tricia Jöstlein, currently Principal Horn of the Heartland Festival Orchestra in Washington, IL,  previously held posts as Principal Horn of the Omaha Symphony and the Des Moines Metro Opera Orchestra.   She has performed as a soloist many times, both in recitals and with the Omaha Symphony and most recently the Alton (IL) Symphony, playing Richard Strauss' First Concerto on one week's notice.

The Jöstlein's enjoy living in University City with sons Klaus and Max.

Conductor, Bert Langeler. For more than 30 years, Bert Langeler has been an active and successful conductor, lecturer, consultant, organizer of international events, brass and wind teacher, arranger, manager, and facilitator. From 1974 to 2008 Bert conducted several wind bands, fanfare bands, brass bands and wind ensembles in the Netherlands. In 2008 he moved his main activities to Estonia in the Baltic States. Langeler is in demand as an international conductor and brass pedagogue/teacher, with recent U.S. projects at the University of Wisconsin and Jefferson County Community College, Missouri (2010 and 2011). He currently teaches and conducts at Viljandi Music School and is a trumpet teacher and lecturer of  Music Method and Didactica at the TÜ Viljandi Culture Academy. Bert lives with his wife Lirike and children Henrik, Alexander and Frederik in Viljandi, Estonia.

Fanfare & Flourishes by James Curnow

Colossus of Columbia by Russell Alexander; arr by Glenn Cliffe Bainum

Down a Country Lane by Aaron Copland; arr by Merlin Patterson

A Time with Nicholas by Jared Spears

The Wizard of Oz by Harold Arlen & E.Y. Harburg; arr by James Barnes

Where the Black Hawk Soars by Robert W. Smith

Hymn to the Fallen by John Williams; arr by Paul Lavender
     GUEST CONDUCTOR Dr. Dale Skornia

Armed Forces Salute arr by Bob Lowden

The Stars & Stripes Forever by John Philip Sousa; arr by Keith Brion

On the Mall by Edwin Franko Goldman

Guest conductor, Dr. Dale Skornia, is an Assistant Professor of Music at Ferris State University (FSU), Big Rapids, Michigan. Along with conducting and performing with the FSU bands, he is the Faculty Director of the Athletic Pep Band, a student conducted ensemble, and teaches Music Appreciation and Music for the Elementary Teacher. Dr. Skornia serves as a co-sponsor for the Delta Omega Chapter of Kappa Kappa Psi, a band service fraternity. An avid skier, he is the advisor for the FSU student ski club, Ferris Shred. He holds a Bachelor of Music Education degree form Southeast Missouri State University, a Master of Music degree from Wichita State University, and a Doctor of Musical Arts degree from Arizona State University. He holds memberships in the College Band Directors National Association, Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia and Kappa Kappa Psi.

 

Taps… 2012 marks the 150th anniversary of Taps. The tune for Taps is sometimes known as "Butterfield's Lullaby," or by the first line of the lyric, "Day is Done." It is actually a variation of an earlier bugle call known as the "Scott's Tattoo" which was used in the U.S. from 1835 until 1860. From that tune, American Civil War general, Union Army Brigadier General Daniel Butterfield arranged the present form of Taps while at Harrison's Landing, Virginia, in July, 1862. Taps began as a revision to the signal for Extinguish Lights (Lights Out) at the end of the day. Up until the Civil War, the infantry call for Extinguish Lights was the one set down in Silas Casey's (1801-1882) Tactics, which had been borrowed from the French. As the story goes, General Butterfield was not pleased with the call for Extinguish Lights, feeling that the call was too formal to signal the day's end and with the help of the brigade bugler, Oliver Willcox Norton, wrote Taps to honor his men while in camp at Harrison's Landing, Virginia, following the Seven Day's battle. According to Butterfield, “The men rather liked their call, and began to sing my name to it. It was three notes and a catch. I cannot write a note of music, but have gotten my wife to write it from my whistling it to her, and enclose it. The men would sing, Dan, Dan, Dan, Butterfield, Butterfield to the notes when a call came.” Butterfield's bugler, Oliver W. Norton, of Erie, Pennsylvania was the first to sound the new call. Within months, both Union and Confederate forces used Taps and the United States Army officially recognized it in 1874.

Captain John C. Tidball, West Point, Class of 1848, started the custom of playing taps at a military funeral. It was in early July, 1862, at Harrison’s Landing, that a corporal of Tidball’s Battery A, 2nd Artillery, died. He was, Tidball recalled later, “a most excellent man.” Tidball desired to bury him with full military honors, but was refused permission to fire three guns over his grave. Tidball later wrote, “The thought suggested itself to me to sound taps instead, which I did. The idea was taken up by others, until in a short time it was adopted by the entire army andis now looked upon as the most appropriate and touching part of a military funeral.” It became a standard component to U.S. military funerals in 1891.

This first sounding of Taps at a military funeral is commemorated in a stained glass window at The Chapel of the Centurion (The Old Post Chapel) at Fort Monroe, Virginia. The site where Taps was born is also commemorated by a monument located on the grounds of Berkeley Plantation. This monument to Taps was erected by the Virginia American Legion and dedicated on July 4, 1969. The site is also rich in history, for the Harrisons of Berkeley Plantation included Benjamin Harrison and William Henry Harrison, both presidents of the United States as well as Benjamin Harrison (father and great grandfather of future presidents) and a signer of the Declaration of Independence.

The melody of Taps is composed entirely from the written notes of the C major triad (i.e. C, E, and G, with the G used in the lower and higher octaves). This is because the bugle, for which it is written, can play only the notes in the harmonic series of the fundamental tone of the instrument. There are many verses to Taps with this one being the most common:

Day is done, gone the sun,

From the hills, from the lake, from the sky.

All is well, safely rest, God is nigh.

**FANFARE & FLOURISHES by James Curnow

**DELMAR GARDEN MARCH by Ernesto Natiello; arr by Joseph Pappas

**TRAUERSINFONIE by Richard Wagner; arr by Erik Leidzen

**PRELUDE FOR BAND by Claude T. Smith

RUSSIAN SAILORS' DANCE by Reinhold Gliere; arr by Merle J. Issac

ROLLING THUNDER by Henry Fillmore; ed by Frederick Fennell

PRELUDE ON "ALL CREATURES OF OUR GOD & KING" by Dallas Blair

**CLARINET ON THE TOWN by Ralph Hermann; featuring Bob Baumann, clarinet

**FLIGHT OF THE BUMBLEBEE by Rimsky Korsakoff; arr by Albert O. Davis; featuring Bob Baumann, clarinet

LOONEY TUNES OVERTURE arr by Bill Holcombe

**ON THE MALL by Edwin Franko Goldman

 

**Will be performed at the 2012 MBA Summer Convention**
(Missouri Bandmasters Association)

 

Robert Baumann, SoloistRobert Baumann, a native of St. Louis, served as a musician in the US Navy from 1969 –1973. Following his enlistment he attended Meramec Community College before enrolling at the University of Michigan where he studied clarinet with William Stubbins and John Mohler. After graduation he taught instrumental music in the Kirkwood School district for 27 years, retiring in 2005. In May 2009, the St. Louis Music Educators Association presented Bob with the SLSMEA Hall of Fame Award. Bob is the principal clarinetist for the St. Louis Wind Symphony and the SLCC Meramec Band. He is a retired Senior Master Sergeant having served as Band Superintendent for the Air National Guard Band of the Central States. A highlight of his career was performing for US troops in war-zones in Southwest Asia.

**FANFARE & FLOURISHES by James Curnow

**EAGLE SQUADRON by Kenneth J. Alford

**THE GOOD DAUGHTER OVERTURE bt N. Riccini; arr by Eric Osterling

YORKSHIRE BALLAD by James Barnes

BALLET PARISIEN by Jacques Offenbach; arr by Merle J. Isaac

CASCADE RIVER OVERTURE by Douglas Akey

SERENADE FOR WIND BAND by Derek Bourgeouis

**HIGHLIGHTS FROM "THE WIZARD OF OZ" by Harold Arlen & E. Y. Harburg; arr by James Barnes

ON THE MALL by Edwin Franko Goldman

 

**Will be performed at the 2012 MBA Summer Convention**
(Missouri Bandmasters Association)

FANFARE & FLOURISHES JAMES CURNOW
SEMPER FIDELIS JOHN PHILIPS SOUSA; ARR HAROLD R. GORE
NOTTINGHAM CELEBRATION *Guest Conductor Joseph Pappas*
*JOSEPH PAPPAS*
JAZZ-A-MA-TAZZ ERIC OSTERLING
LA VIRGEN DE LA MACARENA *Trumpet Soloist Lorenzo Trujillo* ARR CHARLES KOFF
BUGLERS HOLIDAY *Featuring the Trumpet Section and Lorenzo Trujillo* LEROY ANDERSON; ARR MICHAEL EDWARDS
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WASHINGTON GRAYS
C. S. GRAFULLA
TRUMPETER'S LULLABY *Trumpet Soloist Lorenzo Trujillo* LEROY ANDERSON; ARR PHILIP J. LANG
NAPOLI *Trumpet Soloist Lorenzo Trujillo* HERMAN BELLSTEDT
FLIGHT OF THE BUMBLE BEE *Trumpet Soloist Lorenzo Trujillo* NIKOLAI RIMSKY-KORSAKOV; ARR ALBERT O. DAVIS
Z'S BLUES JOHN P. ZDECHLIK
ON THE MALL EDWIN FRANKO GOLDMAN

Trumpet Soloist Lorenzo Trujillo holds a Bachelor of Music from the University of Louisville, a Master of Fine Arts from the California Institute of the Arts, and a Doctor of Musical Arts degree from the University of California-Los Angeles. His performances have taken him to over 400 cities throughout the United States, Canada, Mexico and Brazil. Recently, Lorenzo completed a recording of new music for big band and solo trumpet which was released in November 2009. He currently teaches at Lindenwood University in St. Charles, MO.

Joe Pappas A native of Missouri, Joe Pappas has written over two hundred compositions for various types of ensembles from beginning bands to college wind ensembles. He is most known for his compositions for young bands and musicians. His works have been performed in the United States, Canada, China and Europe. Mr. Pappas actively serves as a clinician and adjudicator throughout the Midwest. After 27 years of successful teaching in public schools, Mr. Pappas currently is a music instructor at Jefferson College in Hillsboro, MO. He devotes most of his time to composing and working as an educational consultant and publishing editor for his own company, JPM Music Publications, which he started in 1992. He is also the Midwest regional coordinator for Music In the Parks, Festivals of Music and a coordinator/consultant for Six Flags Music Festivals. He remains active as an adjudicator, guest conductor and clinician world-wide. Among his many honors, Mr. Pappas has been a four time Teacher of the Year recipient, a 1994 recipient of the Emerson Electric Excellence in Teaching Award, 1993-94 Rockwood School District High School Teacher of the Year, the Missouri State High School Activity Association Distinguished Service Award, a national winner of the Sadie Rafferty Music Composition Contest sponsored by Evanston Township High School, Evanston, IL and three times has been named to the Who’s Who Among American Teachers and three times to Who’s Who In America. Bands under his direction have won numerous awards including three times Overall Champions at Music In the Parks festivals and a two time recipient of the Southern Illinois University - Edwardsville Bi-State Band of the Year Award. He is a past president of the East Central district of the Missouri Music Educator’s Association where he also served as college vice-president for two terms. He and his wife Cheryl reside in Festus, MO and have three children and four grandchildren.

FANFARE & FLOURISHES JAMES CURNOW
KLAXON MARCH HENRY FILLMORE
LUSTSPIEL KELER BELA; ARR CHARLES J. ROBERTS
SERENADE FOR A PICKET FENCE *Featuring Mallet Percussion* *Guest Conductor Bette Welch* NORMAN LEYDEN
THE PEOPLE *GARY GACKSTATTER*
FLYING *GARY GACKSTATTER*
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SANDPAPER BALLET *Featuring the Percussion* LEROY ANDERSON
THE FOUR HORNSMEN *Featuring the French Horns*
DAVID BENNETT
SING, SING, SING *Featuring the Drum Set* LOUIS PRIMA; ARR JERRY KELSEY
BROADWAY'S CLASSICS ARR LARRY NORBED
ON THE MALL EDWIN FRANKO GOLDMAN

Bette Welch, Guest Conductor earned a degree in Music Education from Southern Illinois University - Edwardsville. She served as Music Director in Fulton County Community Schools, Cuba, IL. In addition she has served as Music Director of First United Methodist Church in East Alton, IL, SS Peter and Paul Church in Collinsville, IL and interim Director of Music at University United Methodist Church. Currently she is the Director of Orchestra at University United Methodist Church in University City. Ms. Welch is a playing member of Band Together, University City Summer Band and the St. Louis Wind Symphony. She has appeared as a guest conductor with Band Together and tonight marks her fourth appearance as a guest conductor with the University City Summer Band. When not performing music, she is a practicing CPA and owns her own firm in Shrewsbury.

Gary Gackstatter is an active artist, composer, conductor, performer and teacher, and is currently the conductor of the Symphonic Band and Orchestra at St Louis Community College at Meramec. He recently conducted the Meramec Symphonic Band at the Missouri Music Educators Convention. Prior to coming to Missouri, Gackstatter has built and maintained outstanding music programs in Oklahoma and Kansas public schools (1981-94), at Southwestern College (1992-06) and Cowley College (1990-2007) in Kansas and has also directed bands at Wichita State University (Fall 06-Spring 07). He is a 2006 Kansas Governor’s Arts Award recipient for Individual Multi-genre Artist. His creative output includes five symphonies which combine the arts, several cd's of original music for voice and guitar, a book "Pen and Ink" which features his artwork and writings, and many works for band and orchestra published by C. Alan Publications. He is directly responsible for many regional art events including symphonic debuts, internationally known guest artists and projects combining multiple art forms. His published compositions are performed internationally and his vision to combine the various arts genres in performances has gained national attention. Gackstatter has arranged music and performed with: John McCutcheon, Tom Chapin, John Gorka, Barbara Higbie, Rob Faust, Paul Winter, Kansas and Three Dog Night. He has premiered works by Elmer Bernstein (To Kill A Mockingbird and Great Escape) and Eugene Friesen (Grasslands and Carl Sandburg’s ‘Prairie’) with the Paul Winter Consort. Other guest artists Gackstatter has worked with include: Howard Levy, Darol Anger, Michael Martin Murphy, Phillip Aaberg, Cherish the Ladies and many others.

FANFARE & FLOURISHES JAMES CURNOW
THEM BASSES G. H. HUFFINE
TUBA TIGER RAG HARRY DECOSTA; ARR LUTHER HENDERSON; ARR DAVID MARSHALL
BIG BAND TRAVELOGUE; *featuring Sim Flora, Trombone* ARR SIM FLORA
DON'T GET AROUND MUCH ANYMORE; *featuring Sim Flora and the Trombones and the Rhythm sections* DUKE ELLINGTON; *ARR SIM FLORA*
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POSTCARD FORM THE HEARTLANDS *JARED SPEARS*
HOLIDAY FOR TROMBONES; *featuring Sim Flora, Trombone* DAVID ROSE
LASSUS TROMBONES; *featuring Sim Flora and the Trombones* HENRY FILLMORE
Z'S BLUES; *featuring Sim Flora, Trombone & members of the UC Summer Band*
JOHN P. ZDECHLIK
ON THE MALL EDWIN FRANKO GOLDMAN

Trombone Soloist Sim Flora is originally from Du Quoin, IL and earned a degree from Southern Illinois University and post-graduate degrees from Ouachita Baptist University and Oklahoma Baptist University. He currently serves as the chairman f the theory and composition department, teaching music theory, aural skills, and music technology courses at Ouachita Baptist University. Most recently, Sim has finished Sound Doctrine, a collection of American hymns arranged for trombone and flute. Sim is still an active jazz educator, serving public schools and colleges by conducting clinics, workshops, and performing as a guest artist.

Jared Spears is Professor of Music Emeritus at Arkansan State University.
He was born in Chicago and received the B.S.E. Degree in Music Education from Northern Illinois University; the B.M. and M.M. Degree in Composition from Northwestern University.  His teachers include Blyth Owen, Alan Stout, and Anthony Donata.  Post-doctoral studies include the study of music for film and television at MGM, Lorimar, 20thCentury Fox and Evergreen Studios under the guidance of John Cacavas. Dr. Spears has taught theory, music history, composition, percussion and band on all educational levels from elementary school through college.

FANFARE & FLOURISHESJAMES CURNOW
STAR SPANGLED BANNERFRANCIS SCOTT KEY; JOHN STAFFORD SMITH
AN AMERICAN FANFARERICK KIRBY
AMERICAN CIVIL WAR FANTASYJERRY H. BLIK
AMERICANS WEHENRY FILLMORE; ARR FREDERICK FENNELL
KENTUCKY 1800CLARE GRUNDMAN
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WASHINGTON GRAYS MARCHC. S. GRAFULLA
CELEBRATION OF SPIRITUALSARR WARREN BARKER
WITH MALACE TOWARDS NONE; a musical tribute ot the life and times of Abraham Lincoln; *Narrator Leon Burke* JAMES SWEARINGEN
ARMED FORCES SALUTEARR BOB LOWDEN
THE STARS AND STRIPES FOREVERJOHN PHILIP SOUSA; ARR KEITH BRION
ON THE MALLEDWIN FRANKO GOLDMAN

Narrator Leon Burke was born in St. Louis, attended the Oberlin Conservatory and pursued further study that culminated in the Doctor of Musical Arts degree at the University of Kansas. Burke is currently the Music Director of the University City Symphony, the Alton Symphony, and is one of the cover conductors for the St. Louis Symphony. He also conducts the Cadenza Orchestra of the St. Charles County Youth Orchestra Program and is the Music Director of the Belleville Philharmonic Youth Orchestra. He is also Assistant Director of the St. Louis Symphony Chorus as well as the Choir Director for Eliot Chapel in Kirkwood. A multifaceted musician, Leon Burke also teaches voice on the faculties of St. Louis University and East Central College in Union, MO.

FANFARE & FLOURISHES JAMES CURNOW
TOCCATARANTELLA ROBERT WASHBURN
PERSUASION *Sax Soloist Lori Burkhardt* SAMMY NESTICO
TRESTLE BEND *Guest Conductor Dale Skornia* *HARRY J. DEMPSEY*
CLARINET CANDY *Featuring the Clarinets* LEROY ANDERSON
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DELMAR GARDEN MARCH – This march was written in 1909 for the University City Delmar Garden. UCity Summer Band played its Premire performance Summer 2010 ERNESTO NATIELLO; *ARR JOE PAPPAS*
SAXOPHONIA *Featuring the Saxes* STEPHEN BULLA
THE GIRL WITH THE FLAXEN HAIR *Sax Soloist Dale Skornia* CLAUDE DEBUSSY; ARR JOHN MOSS
FLIGHT OF THE FLUTES *Featuring the Flutes* RICHARD MALTBY
BIG BAND SIGNATURES ARR JOHN HIGGINS
ON THE MALL EDWIN FRANKO GOLDMAN

Dr. Dale Skornia, Guest Conductor, is an Assistant Professor of Music at Ferris State University (FSU), Big Rapids, Michigan. Along with conducting and performing with the FSU bands, he is the Faculty Director of the Athletic Pep Band, a student conducted ensemble, and teaches Music Appreciation and Music for the Elementary Teacher. Dr. Skornia serves as a co-sponsor for the Delta Omega Chapter of Kappa Kappa Psi, a band service fraternity. An avid skier, he is the advisor for the FSU student ski club, Ferris Shred. He holds a Bachelor of Music Education degree form Southeast Missouri State University, a Master of Music degree from Wichita State University, and a Doctor of Musical Arts degree from Arizona State University. He holds memberships in the College Band Directors National Association, Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia and Kappa Kappa Psi.

Harry Dempsey holds Bachelor and Masters degrees in music from Kent State University. He was a professional musician and has served as bass player for Frank Sinatra, Jr. and as the former director of the Ferris Jazz Ensembles and Orchestra. He currently teaches courses in American Popular Music, Music Appreciation and Music in Film. Mr. Dempsey plays tennis, kayaks, boats, cycles and is a notorious golf hacker. In 1998 he received an award from the Michigan Press Association's "Better Newspaper Contest" for his columns appearing in the Pioneer Newspaper Group. He was presented with the 2002 Professional Tennis Management "Distinguished Teacher of the Year" Award. Mr. Dempsey also chaired the 2003 FSU "Distinguished Team of the Year" award-winning History Commemoration Task Force.

Sax Soloist Lori Burkhardt-Lurk has been playing saxophone for 31 years. Her saxophone teachers were her sister, Karen Burkhardt-Nalley, Bill Archer, Mike Buerk and Bob Coleman. She has received many music awards during high school for band, sax quartet and sax solos, as well as choir and voice ensembles. Lori has been a member of the UCity Summer Band since 1999. She was a member of the Symphony Music School Adult Concert Band, 1997-2001, under the direction of Dan Presgrave, and was a member of the Meramec Symphonic Band, 1985-1990, under the direction of Dr. Ronald Stilwell. She sang in the MO Choral Society, 1996-1997, under the direction of Dr. Kenneth Greenlaw. Lori played sax in the MO All-Collegiate Band, 1988, and sang in the MO All-Collegiate Choral, 1990, both perform at the MO Music Educators Association Conference at Tan-Tar-A. In high school, Lori played sax in All-Conference Band. Lori has been teaching Kindermusik since 1995, a music and music program for infants to 7 year-olds and their families. She has had her own Kindermusik Studio (Kindermusik with Lori Burkhardt) since 2006 that has received Maestro Status since 2007. She has a BS in Music Therapy from Maryville University. In her free time, she enjoys reading non-fiction, cross-stitching, genealogy, local history, tending to her cats, bowling, hiking and canoeing. Lori would like to thank her husband, David, and her parents, Ron and Jacky, for all of their support.

Joe Pappas is a native of Missouri, Joe Pappas has written over two hundred compositions for various types of ensembles from beginning bands to college wind ensembles. He is most known for his compositions for young bands and musicians. His works have been performed in the United States, Canada, China and Europe. Mr. Pappas actively serves as a clinician and adjudicator throughout the Midwest. After 27 years of successful teaching in public schools, Mr. Pappas currently is a music instructor at Jefferson College in Hillsboro, MO. He devotes most of his time to composing and working as an educational consultant and publishing editor for his own company, JPM Music Publications, which he started in 1992. He is also the Midwest regional coordinator for Music In the Parks, Festivals of Music and a coordinator/consultant for Six Flags Music Festivals. He remains active as an adjudicator, guest conductor and clinician world-wide. Among his many honors, Mr. Pappas has been a four time Teacher of the Year recipient, a 1994 recipient of the Emerson Electric Excellence in Teaching Award, 1993-94 Rockwood School District High School Teacher of the Year, the Missouri State High School Activity Association Distinguished Service Award, a national winner of the Sadie Rafferty Music Composition Contest sponsored by Evanston Township High School, Evanston, IL and three times has been named to the Who’s Who Among American Teachers and three times to Who’s Who In America. Bands under his direction have won numerous awards including three times Overall Champions at Music In the Parks festivals and a two time recipient of the Southern Illinois University - Edwardsville Bi-State Band of the Year Award. He is a past president of the East Central district of the Missouri Music Educator’s Association where he also served as college vice-president for two terms. He and his wife Cheryl reside in Festus, MO and have three children and four grandchildren.

FANFARE & FLOURISHESJAMES CURNOW
THAT'S ENTERTAINMENTARR WARREN BARKER
CANTERBUIRY CHORALEJAN VAN DER ROOST
OVERTURE FOR WINDSCHARLES CARTER
TWENTIANA ARR HAWLEY ADES
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MARCHING ALONG WATERMAN*SEYMOUR V. POLLACK*
AIR FOR BANDFRANK ERICKSON
PRELUDE FOR BANDCLAUDE T. SMITH
THE MUSIC MANMEREDITH WILLSON; ARR PHILIP J. LANG
ON THE MALLEDWIN FRANKO GOLDMAN

Sy Pollack was born and raised in New York, where he studied piano for 14 years, mostly at the Third Street Settlement music school. When he discovered that he could get paid to play, he worked in combos throughout his college years, including several summers in the Catskill Mountains. Besides the usual array of weddings, dances, parties and Bar Mitzvahs, Sy holds the dubious distinction of having played at a divorce. While living in Cincinnati, Sy studied the trombone so he could join a concert band. That didn't happen till he moved to St. Louis, where Dan Presgrave let him play in his Monday night adult concert band. Sy also played in the UCity Summer Band during its early years and, more recently, in the O'Fallon (MO) community band. What made all this possible was a great day job as Professor of Computer Science at Washington University. (The march just happened.)

FANFARE & FLOURISHESJAMES CURNOW
DELMAR GARDEN MARCH – This march was written in 1909 for the University City Delmar Garden. UCity Summer Band played its Premier performance Summer 2010ERNESTO NATIELLO; ARR JOSEPH PAPPAS
AMAZING GRACE - Three StylesTARR WILLIAM HIMES
SGT PEPPERJOHN LENNON & PAUL MCCARTNEY; ARR WARREN BARKER
TO DANCE IN THE RAINFORESTJOSEPH PAPPAS
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ST LOUIS MEDLEYARR BILL ARCHER
LEWIS AND CLARKJOSEPH PAPPAS
JONAHJOSEPH PAPPAS
Z'S BLUESJOHN P. ZDECHLIK
ON THE MALLEDWIN FRANKO GOLDMAN

Missouri Composer, Joe Pappas A native of Missouri, Joe Pappas has written over two hundred compositions for various types of ensembles from beginning bands to college wind ensembles. He is most known for his compositions for young bands and musicians. His works have been performed in the United States, Canada, China and Europe. Mr. Pappas actively serves as a clinician and adjudicator throughout the Midwest. After 27 years of successful teaching in public schools, Mr. Pappas currently is a music instructor at Jefferson College in Hillsboro, MO. He devotes most of his time to composing and working as an educational consultant and publishing editor for his own company, JPM Music Publications, which he started in 1992. He is also the Midwest regional coordinator for Music In the Parks, Festivals of Music and a coordinator/consultant for Six Flags Music Festivals. He remains active as an adjudicator, guest conductor and clinician world-wide. Among his many honors, Mr. Pappas has been a four time Teacher of the Year recipient, a 1994 recipient of the Emerson Electric Excellence in Teaching Award, 1993-94 Rockwood School District High School Teacher of the Year, the Missouri State High School Activity Association Distinguished Service Award, a national winner of the Sadie Rafferty Music Composition Contest sponsored by Evanston Township High School, Evanston, IL and three times has been named to the Who’s Who Among American Teachers and three times to Who’s Who In America. Bands under his direction have won numerous awards including three times Overall Champions at Music In the Parks festivals and a two time recipient of the Southern Illinois University - Edwardsville Bi-State Band of the Year Award. He is a past president of the East Central district of the Missouri Music Educator’s Association where he also served as college vice-president for two terms. He and his wife Cheryl reside in Festus, MO and have three children and four grandchildren.

FANFARE & FLOURISHESJAMES CURNOW
THE GLORY OF THE YANKEE NAVYJOHN PHILIP SOUSA; ARR FREDERICK FENNELL
BRIDGET CRUISE, a theme by Turlough O'CarolanARR GARY GACKSTATTER
THE SKYGARY GACKSTATTER
PRAIRIE SONGARR GARY GACKSTATTER
THE SILLY CIRCUSGARY GACKSTATTER
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THE GREAT ESCAPE MARCHELMER BERNSTEIN; ARR GARY GACKSTATTER
GRANNY DOES YOUR DOG BITEARR GARY GACKSTATTER
THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACKJOHN WILLIAMS; ARR JACK BULLOCK
FLYINGGARY GACKSTATTER
ON THE MALLEDWIN FRANKO GOLDMAN

Missouri Composer, Gary Gackstatter is an active artist, composer, conductor, performer and teacher, and is currently the conductor of the Symphonic Band and Orchestra at St Louis Community College at Meramec. He recently conducted the Meramec Symphonic Band at the Missouri Music Educators Convention. Prior to coming to Missouri, Gackstatter has built and maintained outstanding music programs in Oklahoma and Kansas public schools (1981-94), at Southwestern College (1992-06) and Cowley College (1990-2007) in Kansas and has also directed bands at Wichita State University (Fall 06-Spring 07). He is a 2006 Kansas Governor’s Arts Award recipient for Individual Multi-genre Artist. His creative output includes five symphonies which combine the arts, several cd's of original music for voice and guitar, a book "Pen and Ink" which features his artwork and writings, and many works for band and orchestra published by C. Alan Publications. He is directly responsible for many regional art events including symphonic debuts, internationally known guest artists and projects combining multiple art forms. His published compositions are performed internationally and his vision to combine the various arts genres in performances has gained national attention. Gackstatter has arranged music and performed with: John McCutcheon, Tom Chapin, John Gorka, Barbara Higbie, Rob Faust, Paul Winter, Kansas and Three Dog Night. He has premiered works by Elmer Bernstein (To Kill A Mockingbird and Great Escape) and Eugene Friesen (Grasslands and Carl Sandburg’s ‘Prairie’) with the Paul Winter Consort. Other guest artists Gackstatter has worked with include: Howard Levy, Darol Anger, Michael Martin Murphy, Phillip Aaberg, Cherish the Ladies and many others. An accomplished visual artist, Gackstatter's artwork will be featured at the upcoming St Louis Art Fair in Clayton.

Article from The Montage-St Louis Community College at Meramec: Gary Gackstatter gives notes in and out of class

FANFARE & FLOURISHESJAMES CURNOW
ST LOUIS MEDLEYARR BILL ARCHER
AMERICAN FOLK RHAPSODY, Four American SongsCLARE E. GRUNDMAN
ON AN AMERICAN SPIRITUALDAVID R. HOLSINGER
THE ENTERTAINERSCOTT JOPLIN; ARR WARREN BARKER
ROCK ON!ARR PAUL JENNINGS
AMERICAN RIVER SONGSPIERRE LA PLANTE
DREAM CHASERSJARED SPEARS
THEY'RE OFFFRED JEWELL; ARR ANDREW GLOVER
SANTIAGO CARNIVALCLAUDE T. SMITH
ARMED FORCES SALUTEARR BOB LOWDEN
ON THE MALLEDWIN FRANKO GOLDMAN
THE STARS AND STRIPES FOREVERJOHN PHILIP SOUSA; ARR KEITH BRION
FANFARE & FLOURISHESJAMES CURNOW
ST LOUIS MEDLEYARR BILL ARCHER
RED CLOUDBILL ARCHER
BRANDENBURG GATES MARCHBILL ARCHER
GUYS & DOLLSFRANK LOESSER; ARR PHILIP J. LANG
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THE ENTERTAINERSCOTT JOPLIN; ARR WARREN BARKER
TO CHALLENGE THE SKY AND HEAVENS ABOVEROBERT W. SMITH
SONG FOR THE LITTLE PEOPLEBILL ARCHER
FANFARE, FUGHETTA & FARANDOLEBILL ARCHER
SILENT MOVIE THEMESRALPH HERMANN
ON THE MALLEDWIN FRANKO GOLDMAN

Missouri Composer, Bill Archer, July 1940 - May 2008
represented by his wife, Evelyn Archer
A graduate from Affton High School, Bill Archer earned advanced degrees in music at Illinois Wesleyan University and undertook doctoral work a the University of Illinois and Washington University. Bill's extensive musical career, spanning more than 40 years, included teaching, conducting, composing and performing music across the United States and Western Europe. A dedicated educator at all levels, Bill held teaching positions at numerous area institutions including Washington University, East Central College and Fontbonne University where he served as Director of Jazz Studies and Instrumental Music Activities. Bill's professional performing credits include innumerable appearances as a jazz soloist, lead alto saxophonist, clarinetist and flautist. In addition to teaching and performing, Bill served as principal arranger for the Mighty Mississippi Concert Band. Bill composed and arranged on commission, for publication and for commercial recording sessions. He also presented clinics for Selmer Musical Instruments and adjudicated high school and college music festivals.

FANFARE & FLOURISHESJAMES CURNOW
CITATIONCLAUDE T. SMITH
CHORAL PRELUDE ON A GERMAN HYMN "I Sing the Almighty Power of God" *Guest Conductor Pam Smith-Kelly*CLAUDE T. SMITH
AMERICAN RIVER SONGS *Guest Conductor Bob Settle*PIERRE LA PLANTE
INCIDENTAL SUITECLAUDE T. SMITH
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DRAMATIC PRELUDE *Guest Conductor Pam Smith-Kelly*CLAUDE T. SMITH
STAR TREKARR MICHAEL BROWN
ARMED FORCES SALUTEARR BOB LOWDEN
SANTIAGO CARNIVALCLAUDE T. SMITH
ON THE MALLEDWIN FRANKO GOLDMAN

Missouri Composer, Claude T. Smith, March 1932 - December 1987 represented by his daughter, Pam Kelly
Claude T. Smith was born in Monroe City, MO. He received his undergraduate training at Central Methodist College in Fayette, MP and at the University of Kansas. He composed extensively in the areas of instrumental and choral music and his compositions have been performed by leading musical organizations throughout the world. Having over 110 band works, 12 orchestra works and 15 choral works, he composed solos for such artists as "Doc" Severinsen, Dale Underwood, Brian Bowman, Warren Covington, Gary Foster, Rich Matteson and Steve Seward. Mr. Smith taught instrumental music in the public schools of Nebraska and Missouri. He also served as a member of the faculty of Southwest Missouri State University in Springfield, MO, where he taught composition and theory and conducted the University Symphony Orchestra. Smith received numerous prestigious commissions including works for the U. S. Air Force Band, the "President's Own" U. S. Marine Band, the U. S. Navy Band and the Army Field Band. His composition "Flight" was adapted as the "Official March" of the National Air and Space Museum of the Smithsonian Institute. His orchestra works include compositions for the Kansas City Youth Symphony, the South Bend Young Symphony, the Springfield MO Symphony and the 1981 Missouri All-State String Orchestra. Claude T. Smith was active as a clinician and guest conductor throughout the United States, Australia, Canada and Europe. He received many awards for his contributions to music education and for his work in composition. He had been a constant recipient of the A. S. C. A. P. Composer's Award. Following his death, he was awarded the National Band Association Award (A. W. A. P. A.) Academy of Wind and Percussion Arts in 1988; an honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters from Central Methodist College in 1988, the Hall of Fame Award from the Missouri Bandmaster's Association in 1988, the Kappa Kappa Psi Distinguished Service to Music Award in 1989, the Hall of Fame Award from the Missouri Music Educators Association in 1992 and was awarded as School Director of the Year from the Christian Instrumentalists Directors Association in 1994.

Bob Settle, Guest Conductor, is the Director of Instrumental Music in the Valley Park School District, where he has been teaching for the last fifteen years. At Valley Park, he conducts bands from grades 5-12 and directs the Jazz Band. Previous teaching positions include Kirkwood R-7 District and a position in the state of North Carolina. Bob also has a studio where he teaches brass students, concentrating on low brass instrumentalists. Besides performing with the UCity Summer Band, Bob also regularly performs with the St. Louis Wind Symphony and the Washington University Orchestra. Bob is a member of MENC and MMEA. Tonight marks Bobs fifth appearance with the band as a conductor.

FANFARE & FLOURISHESJAMES CURNOW
MUGWUMPS MARCHGAY HOLMES SPEARS
REFLECTIONS ON WONDROUS LOVEGAY HOLMES SPEARS
KENTUCKY 1800CLARE GRUNDMAN
LONDON TOWNGAY HOLMES SPEARS
AMCERICAN FOLK HYMNGAY HOLMES SPEARS
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BRAVO!JARED SPEARS
THE GREAT, AWESOME AMERICAN GO-CART RACEJARED SPEARS
JOYOUS ALLELUIASJARED SPEARS
THE DREAM CHASERSJARED SPEARS
ON THE MALLEDWIN FRANKO GOLDMAN
THE STARS AND STRIPES FOREVERJOHN PHILIP SOUSA; ARR KEITH BRION

Missouri Composer, Jared Spears is Professor of Music Emeritus at Arkansan State University. He was born in Chicago and received the B.S.E. Degree in Music Education from Northern Illinois University; the B.M. and M.M. Degree in Composition from Northwestern University. His teachers include Blyth Owen, Alan Stout, and Anthony Donata. Post-doctoral studies include the study of music for film and television at MGM, Lorimar, 20thCentury Fox and Evergreen Studios under the guidance of John Cacavas. Dr. Spears has taught theory, music history, composition, percussion and band on all educational levels from elementary school through college. His awards include the Faricy Award for Creative Music from Northwestern, the Award of Merit from the Arkansas Chapter of the National Federation of Music Clubs, Outstanding Educators of America, International Who's Who in Music, Who's Who in the World of Percussion-U.S.A., Citations for Excellence from the National Band Association, Sigma Alpha Iota National Arts Associate and over 30 years of ASCAP Awards. During his tenure at Arkansas State, Dr. Spears received the University President's Award for outstanding faculty member as well as an appointment as a President's Fellow. To date Dr. Spears has composed music for radio and television commercials and produced over 250 original published works. His music has been performed and recorded worldwide and he has conducted band festivals, music camps and clinics around the world. He is considered one of the most performed American composers of wind and percussion music.

Missouri Composer, Gay Holmes Spears completed the Bachelor of Music degree at University of Tennessee at Martin, Master of Music at Arkansas State University and Doctor of Musical Arts at University of Memphis. She has earned several awards and commission prizes for her compositions, ranging from the Tennessee Music Teachers Association "Composer of the Year," an Arkansas Arts Council Fellowship, twelve consecutive ASCAP awards and a proclamation from Governor Mike Huckabee as "Outstanding Composer and Musician in the State of Arkansas." Her pieces, in many instrumental and vocal media, have been performed in numerous concerts throughout the United States, Europe and Japan. Currently, she is an instructor in the music department at St. Louis University and also serves as Director of Music Ministries at the Church of the Good Shepherd in suburban St. Louis, MO. Spears works are published by Neil A. Kjos, Ludwig Music, Band Music Press, Southern Music Company and Grand Mesa Music Company.

FANFARE & FLOURISHESJAMES CURNOW
THEY'RE OFFFRED JEWELL; ARR ANDREW GLOVER
ON A HYMNSONG OF PHILIP BLISS *Guest Conductor Dale Skornia*PHILIP BLISS; WORDS BY HORATIO GATES SPAFFORD; ARR DAVID R. HOLSINGER
INCIDENTAL SUITE, #2 Nocturne & #3 RondoCLAUDE T. SMITH
ROCK ON!ARR PAUL JENNINGS
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AMERICAN FOLK RHAPSODY, Four American SongsCLARE E. GRUNDMAN
ON AN AMERICAN SPIRITUALDAVID R. HOLSINGER
HAVENDANCEDAVID R. HOLSINGER
ON THE MALLEDWIN FRANKO GOLDMAN

Missouri Composer, David R. Holsinger was born in Hardin, MO in 1945 and holds degrees from Central Methodist University, University of Central Missouri and the University of Kansas. He is presently on the faculty of Lee University, Cleveland, TN where he is the inaugural Conductor of the Lee Wind Ensemble and teaches composition, orchestration and conducting. Holsinger's compositions have won four national competitions, including a two time ABA Ostwald Award. His works have also been finalists in the NBA and Sudler composition competitions. Other recent honors include the Distinguished Music Alumni Award from Central Missouri State University, CIDA'S 1999 Director of the Year Citation, Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonias Orpheus Award, the 2003 Distinguished Alumni Award from Central Methodist College and the 2003 Excellence in Scholarship Citation from Lee University. In the past twelve years, Holsinger has served as Visiting Distinguished Composer in Residence at eleven American colleges or universities, including the Acuff Chair of Excellence in the Creative Arts at Austin Peay State University, Clarksville, TN. In addition to his university duties, Holsinger spends much of his energies as a guest composer and conductor with All State organizations, professional bands and University ensembles throughout the United States. When not composing or conducting, he models HO scale trains.

Dr. Dale Skornia, Guest Conductor, is an Assistant Professor of Music and Assistant Director of Bands at Ferris State University in Big Rapids Michigan. Dr. Skornia holds a Bachelor of Music Education degree from Southeast Missouri State University, a Master of Music degree from Wichita State University and a Doctor of Musical Arts degree from Arizona State University. He is a member of the Music Educators National Conference, the Michigan Music Educators Association, the Conductors Guild, the College Band Directors National Association and Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia.

FANFARE & FLOURISHESJAMES CURNOW
NOBLES OF THE MYSTIC SHRINEJOHN PHILIP SOUSA; ARR FREDERICK FENNELL
AMERICAN SAILING SONGSGENE MILFORD
SECOND PRELUDE – Dr. Dale Skornia, Guest ConductorGEORGE GERSHWIN; ARR JOHN KRANCE
MARCHING DOWN BROADWAYARR WARREN BARKER
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APPALACHIAN OVERTURE JAMES BARNES
HANDEL IN THE STRAND – Casey Geisz, Guest ConductorPERCY GRAINGER; ARR RICHARD FRANKO GOLMDAN
DELMAR GARDEN MARCH – Premiere Performance of the band arrangement of this march written in 1909 for the University City Delmar GardenERNESTO NATIELLO; ARR JOE PAPPAS
THE BLUES BROTHERS REVUEARR JAY BOCOOK
ON THE MALLEDWIN FRANKO GOLDMAN

Delmar Garden March by Ernesto Natiello (1909) arranged by Joseph Pappas (2009)
Historical Background
“(In 1901) a new racetrack and an amusement park just across the city line brought a lot of city folk out west. The racetrack straddled the boundary between the country and the city on the north side of Delmar. The entrances to the grounds, or gates, were the source of the names of two streets. Delmar Gardens, at the loop of the Delmar line, was one of several amusement parks or resorts at the ends of the street car lines....Delmar Gardens boasted of “magnificent theaters presenting star performers in opera, dram and vaudeville.” The park had a variety of restaurants where a visitor could even get caviar...A series of wet summers around World War I and changing tastes, forced the closing of most of the street car line amusement parks including Delmar Gardens.” From Legacy of Lions, A History of University City, 1981, Historical society of University City, St. Louis, MO. The race track itself closed down after 1905 because of a crackdown on gambling.

“Delmar Gardens (Amusement Park) was located along Delmar Boulevard between Kingsland and Skinker. Built before the St. Louis World's Fair, it was a popular entertainment spot until 1911. In addition to the scenic railroad, it had a large merry-go-round, music halls, beer gardens, band pavilions, picnic areas, theaters and a nearby race track. The entrance and exit to the Gardens gave their names to the present Eastgate and Westgate Avenues.” From A University City Album, The Citizens Committee for the Seventy-Fifth Anniversary, 1981.

About the Arrangement.... This arrangement was created for the University City, Missouri, Community Band and it's conductor, Mr. Thomas Poshak. Even though there is speculation that the piece was originally arranged for concert band, a copy has not been found. The piano score, typical of the two-step or ragtime march was used in the arrangement. The integrity of the piece was preserved and added instrumentation and stylistic writing was added to keep it in the style of the period. The piece should be played as fast as the performers can handle cleanly. Attention to articulation and dynamics are important. Be careful not to overemphasize the syncopation, it should be done with a light feel on the sixteenths and a slight accent on the eighth note. In the TRIO, the upper octaves in the flutes and clarinet are preferred.

Casey Geisz, Guest Conductor, is a graduate of the University of Missouri-St.Louis with both a Bachelors and a Masters degree. He studied conducting with Dr. Ronald Arnatt and Dr. Warren Bellis. Casey taught in the University City School District from 1977-1985 where he worked with some notable students who went on to successful musical careers: Wayne du Maine, Todd Williams and Jeremy Davenport. Until he retired Casey worked with students in the Brentwood School District teaching instrumental music for grades 4-12. He enjoys his retirement with a number of sporting hobbies and by playing with the St. Louis Wind Symphony and with the University City Summer Band.

Dr. Dale Skornia, Guest Conductor, is an Assistant Professor of Music and Assistant Director of Bands at Ferris State University in Big Rapids Michigan. Dr. Skornia holds a Bachelor of Music Education degree from Southeast Missouri State University, a Master of Music degree from Wichita State University and a Doctor of Musical Arts degree from Arizona State University. He is a member of the Music Educators National Conference, the Michigan Music Educators Association, the Conductors Guild, the College Band Directors National Association and Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia.

FANFARE & FLOURISHESJAMES CURNOW
NOBLES OF THE MYSTIC SHRINEJOHN PHILIP SOUSA; ARR FREDERICK FENNELL
FIRST SUITE IN Eb GUSTAV HOLST
I. CHACONNE II. INTERMEZZO III. MARCH
MORE GAMES!BARRY E. KOPETZ
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TOCCATA FOR BAND – Bob Settle, Guest ConductorFRANK ERICKSON
RETURN TO WIND RIVERJARED SPEARS
SELECTIONS FROM WALT DISNEY’S MARY POPPINS RICHARD M SHERMAN & ROBERT B. SHERMAN; ARR IRWIN KOSTAL; ED ALFRED REED
ON THE MALLEDWIN FRANKO GOLDMAN

Bob Settle, guest conductor, is the Director of Instrumental Music in the Valley Park School District, where he has been teaching for the last fifteen years. At Valley Park, he conducts bands from grades 5-12 and directs the Jazz Band. Previous teaching positions include Kirkwood R-7 District and a position in the state of North Carolina. Bob also has a studio where he teaches brass students, concentrating on low brass instrumentalists. Besides performing with the UCity Summer Band, Bob also regularly performs with the St. Louis Wind Symphony and the Washington University Orchestra. Bob is a member of MENC and MMEA. Tonight marks Bob's fourth appearance with the band as a conductor.

FANFARE & FLOURISHESJAMES CURNOW
KING COTTONJOHN PHILIP SOUSA; ARR BY FREDERICK FENNELL
RHYTHM OF THE WINDS – Bette Welch, Guest ConductorFRANK ERICKSON
SPAIN **Kevin Gianino, Drum Set**CHICK COREA; ARR JAY BOCOOK
CUTE **Kevin Gianino, Drum Set**NEAL HEFTI
SING, SING, SING **Kevin Gianino, Drum Set**LOUIS PRIMA; ARR JERRY KELSEY
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FIRST SUITE IN Eb – 3rd MOVEMENTGUSTAV HOLST
THEMES FROM THE WIZARD OF OZWORDS/MUSIC HAROLD ARLEN & E.Y. HARBURG; ARR JAMES BARNES
Z’s BLUES **Kevin Gianino, Drum Set**JOHN P. ZDECHLILK
ON THE MALLEDWIN FRANKO GOLDMAN

Bette Welch, Guest Conductor, earned a degree in Music Education from Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville. She served as Music Director in Fulton County Community Schools, Cuba, IL. In addition, she has served as Music Director for First United Methodist Church in East Alton, IL, SS Peter & Paul Church in Collinsville, IL and interim Director of Music at University United Methodist Church in University City. Ms. Welch is a playing member of Band Together, University City Summer Band and the St. Louis Wind Symphony. She has appeared as a guest conductor with Band Together and tonight marks her third appearance as a guest conductor with the University City Summer Band. When not performing music, she is a practicing CPA and owns her own firm in Brentwood.

FANFARE & FLOURISHESJAMES CURNOW
OLD COMRADES MARCHCARL TEIKE; ARR HAROLD R. GORE
FIRST SUITE IN Eb – 2nd MOVEMENTGUSTAV HOLST
RAIN **Gary Brandes, Guest Conductor**BRIAN BALMAGES
HORN CONCERTO NO. 1 – MOVEMENTS 1 & 3 **Carole Lemire, French Horn**RICHARD STRAUSS; ARR JOHN ANDERSON
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THE GOOD DAUGHTER OVERTUREN. RICCINI; ARR ERIC OSTERLING
AN INTERNATIONAL SUITE:
AUSTRALIAN UP-COUNTRY TUNEPERCY GRAINGER; ARR GLENN CLIFFE BAINUM
THE CHATTERERS POLKA – alto sax duet: Lori Burkhardt & Dale SkorniaUNKNOWN - if you know, let us know!
THE TROMBONE RAGJOHN HIGGINS
LE BASQUE ** Carole Lemire, French Horn**MARIN MARAIS; ARR DAN PHILLIPS
THE IRISH WASHERWOMANARR LEROY ANDERSON
ON THE MALLEDWIN FRANKO GOLDMAN

Carole Lemire, French horn, received her Bachelor of Music Degree from Boston University studying under David Ohanian, and a Performing Artist Certificate from the St. Louis Conservatory, studying under Roland Pandolfi. She is the former principal horn with the Opera de Columbia and Sinfonica de Antioquia in Columbia S.A. and also a former member of the Mexico City Philharmonic, Orquesta Sinfonica Portuguesa and Opera Sao Carlos of Lisbon, Portugal. Ms. Lemire has performed with the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra and other area ensembles. She is a founding member of the St. Louis Horn Quartet and the Equinox Chamber Players, and is a member of the St. Louis Brass Ensemble and Kim Portnoy Jazz band. A former faculty member of the Community Music School of Webster University, Carole is currently on the faculty of Washington University and teaches privately.

Gary W. Brandes, Conductor, is Assistant Professor of Music at the University of Missouri St. Louis. His duties include Director of the University Symphonic Band, Jazz Lab Band, teaching Instrumental Music Education classes, Chamber Ensembles, Conducting I and Brass Techniques. He received his Bachelor of Music Education from University of Missouri-St. Louis and a Master of Music in Conducting from the University of Missouri-Columbia. He is currently the Missouri State Chairman for the National Band Association. Prior to his appointment at UMSL he was band director in the middle and high schools in the Fort Zumwalt School District. As a trombonist he is active in several jazz ensembles and the St. Louis Wind Symphony. Gary has served as band and low brass adjudicator, clinician and guest conductor in the United States and Canada. Professional affiliations include MENC, NBA, MBA, IAJE, ITA, CBDNA, Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia and Phi Beta Mu. Gary lives in St. Peters, Missouri with his wife Brenda and daughter Erin.

FANFARE & FLOURISHESJAMES CURNOW
A FESTIVAL PRELUDEALFRED REED
ORIGINAL DIXIELAND CONCERTOJOHN WARRINGTON
AMERICAN CIVIL WAR FANTASY-200th Birthday of Abraham LincolnJERRY H. BILIK
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THE THUNDERERJOHN PHILIP SOUSA; ARR KEITH BRION/LORAS SCHISSEL
THE SOUND OF MUSICMUSIC RICHARD RODGERS; LYRICS OSCAR HAMMERSTEIN II; ARR ROBERT RUSSELL BENNETT
THE BLUES BROTHERS REVUEARR JAY BOCOOK
ARMED FORCES SALUTEARR BOB LOWDEN
THE STARS AND STRIPES FOREVERJOHN PHILIP SOUSA; ARR KEITH BRION
ON THE MALLEDWIN FRANKO GOLDMAN
FANFARE & FLOURISHESJAMES CURNOW
UNDER THE DOUBLE EAGLEJ. F. WAGNER; ARR PAUL LAVALLE
FIRST SUITE IN Eb – 1st MOVEMENTGUSTAV HOLST
DILLON’S FLIGHTRALPH FORD
HIGHLIGHTS FROM LES MISERABLESMUSIC CLAUDE-MICHEL SCHOENBERG; LYRICS HERBERT KRETZMER; ARR JOHNNIE VINSON
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THEMES FROM MARCH & PROCESSION OF BACCHUSLEO DELIBES; ARR ROBERT W. THYGERSON
SHENANDOAHARR JAMES D PLOYHAR
PORTRAITS FROM LA PERICHOLEJ. OFFENBACH; ARR VICTOR LAURENCE
A GERSHWIN PORTRAIT!ARR JOHN HIGGINS
ON THE MALLEDWIN FRANKO GOLDMAN
 
FANFARE & FLOURISHES JIM CURNOW
SYMPHONIC OVERTURE CHARLES CARTER
SOURWOOD SUITE GAY SPEARS
      1. Blow The Candles Out
      2. Winter’s Night
      3. Sourwood Mountain
MY FAIR LADY RODGERS/MOSS
      Bette Welch, Guest Conductor
THE BLUES BROTHERS REVUE ARR. BOCOOK
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OLYMPIC FANFARE AND THEME JOHN WILLIAMS
MY KINDS OF TOWNS ARR. BARKER
STARS AND STRIPES JOHN P. SOUSA
ON THE MALL E. F. GOLDMAN

Gary W. Brandes, Conductor, is Assistant Professor of Music at the University of Missouri St. Louis.  His duties include Director of the University Symphonic Band, Jazz Lab Band, teaching Instrumental Music Education classes, Chamber Ensembles, Conducting I and Brass Techniques.  He received his Bachelor of Music Education from University of Missouri-St. Louis and a Master of Music in Conducting from the University of Missouri-Columbia.  He is currently the Missouri State Chairman for the National Band Association.  Prior to his appointment at UMSL he was band director in the middle and high schools in the Fort Zumwalt School District.  As a trombonist he is active in several jazz ensembles and the St. Louis Wind Symphony.  Gary has served as band and low brass adjudicator, clinician and guest conductor in the United States and Canada.  Professional affiliations include MENC, NBA, MBA, IAJE, ITA, CBDNA, Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia and Phi Beta Mu.  Gary lives in St. Peters, Missouri with his wife Brenda and daughter Erin. 

Bette Welch, Guest Conductor, earned a degree in Music Education from Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville.  She served as Music Director in Fulton County Community Schools, Cuba, IL.  In addition, she has served as Music Director for  First United Methodist Church in East Alton, IL, SS Peter & Paul Church in Collinsville, IL and interim Director of Music at University United Methodist  Church in University City.  Ms. Welch is a playing member of Band Together, University City Summer Band and the St. Louis Wind Symphony.  She has appeared as a guest conductor with Band Together and tonight marks her second appearance as a guest conductor with the University City Summer Band.  When not performing music, she is a practicing CPA and owns her own firm in Brentwood.

FANFARE & FLOURISHES JIM CURNOW
SYMPHONIC OVERTURE CHARLES CARTER
SOURWOOD SUITE GAY SPEARS
      2. Winter’s Night
      3. Sourwood Mountain
GOLLIWOGG'S CAKEWALKCLAUDE DEBUSSY
THE BRITISH 8TH MARCH ZO ELLIOTT
      Dale Skornia, Guest Conductor
THE BLUES BROTHERS REVUE ARR. BOCOOK
ON THE MALL E. F. GOLDMAN
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      Fabulous Flutes
            Suzanne Schoomer, Director
      UNIVERSITY SUMMER BIG BAND
            selections to be announced

Dr. Dale Skornia, Guest Conductor,  is an Assistant Professor of Music and Assistant Director of Bands at Ferris State University in Big Rapids Michigan.  Dr Skornia holds a Bachelor of Music Education degree from Southeast Missouri State University, a Master of Music degree from Wichita State University and a Doctor of Musical Arts degree from Arizona State University.  He is a member of the Music Educators National Conference, the Michigan Music Educators Association, the Conductors Guild, the College Band Directors National Association and Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia.
 
FANFARE & FLOURISHES JIM CURNOW
MOORSIDE MARCH GUSTAV HOLST
SOURWOOD SUITE GAY SPEARS
      1. Blow The Candles Out
*PERSUASSION SAMMY NESTICO
REJOICE IN GLORIOUS HOPE CLAUDE T. SMITH
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      TROMBONISTAS
            Andy Schiefelbein, Director
                Tom Crouch, Bob Settle,
                Andy Shiefelbein, Rich Wieder
TOTEM POLE MARCH ERIC OSTERLING
*CONCERTANTE CLARE GRUNDMAN
AMERICAN RIVER SONGS PIERRE LA POINTE
      Bob Settle, Guest Conductor
ON THE MALL E. F. GOLDMAN

*Adrianne Honnold, Alto Sax Soloist

Adrianne is an Adjunct Faculty member at St. Louis Community College in Wildwood where she teaches general music classes.  She is an avid saxophone teacher and freelance performer in the St. Louis area.  She received her Bachelor of Music Education degree from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 1998, and a Master of Music degree in Saxophone Performance from the same institution in 2005.  At the University of Illinois, she was a student of Debra Richtmeyer and Chip McNeill.  She is a former member of the United States Air Force Heritage of America Band located at Langley Air Force Base, Virginia, where she was the principal saxophonist in the Concert Band and was a featured soloist three times in tours of the east coast. She appears on ten compact disc recordings with the USAF Heritage of America Band.  Ms. Honnold appears regularly with the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra and has also performed with the Opera Theatre of St. Louis, the St. Louis Philharmonic, the St. Louis Wind Symphony,  the Illnois Symphony Orchestra, the USAF Band of Mid-America, the Sessions Big Band and the Knights of Swing.  Ms. Honnold is a founding member of the newest professional ensemble in St. Louis, Chamber Project St. Louis, which will make its debut as the chamber group in residence at St. Louis Community College-Meramec in the fall of 2008.

Bob Settle, guest conductor, is the Director of Instrumental Music in the Valley Park School District, where he has been teaching for the last fifteen years. At Valley Park, he conducts bands from grades 5-12 and directs the Jazz Band. Previous teaching positions include Kirkwood R-7 District and a position in the state of North Carolina. Bob also has a studio where he teaches brass students, concentrating on low brass instrumentalists. Besides performing with the UCity Summer Band, Bob also regularly performs with the St. Louis Wind Symphony and the Washington University Orchestra. Bob is a member of MENC and MMEA.  Tonight marks Bob's third appearance with the band as a conductor.

   
FANFARE & FLOURISHES JIM CURNOW
EMPERATA OVERTURECLAUDE T. SMITH
      Casey Geisz, Guest Conductor
THIRD SUITEROBERT JAGER
      1. March
      2. Waltz
      3. Rondo
“CAN-CAN” YOU NAME THOSE TUNESJERRY WILLIAMS
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FRENCH NATIONAL DEFILEJ. R. PLANQUETTE
STRAY CAT STRUTARR. NOWAK
MALAGUENAERNESTO LECUONA
Z’S BLUESJOHN ZDECHLIK
ON THE MALLE. F. GOLDMAN

Casey Geisz, guest conductor, is a graduate of the University of Missouri-St.Louis with both a Bachelors and a Masters degree. He studied conducting with Dr. Ronald Arnatt and Dr. Warren Bellis.  Casey taught inthe University City School District from 1977-1985 where he worked with some notable students who went on to successful musical careers: Wayne du Maine, Todd Williams and Jeremy Davenport. Until he retired Casey worked with students in the Brentwood School District teaching instrumental music for grades 4-12. He enjoys his retirement with a number of sporting hobbiesand by playing with the St. Louis Wind Symphony and with the University City Summer Band.
FANFARE & FLOURISHES JIM CURNOW
LIBERTY BELL JOHN P. SOUSA
CONCORD CLARE GRUNDMAN
*BLACK IS THE COLOR OF MY TRUE LOVE'S HAIR ARR. PLOYHAR
*MAN OF LA MANCHALEIGH/ERICKSON
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SECOND AMERICAN FOLK RHAPSODY CLARE GRUNDMAN
ROCK ‘N ROLL HALL OF FAME ARR. PAUL JENNINGS
ARMED FORCES SALUTE ARR. BOB LOWDEN
STARS & STRIPES FOREVER JOHN P. SOUSA
ON THE MALLE. F. GOLDMAN

*Derek Boemler, Baritone Vocal Soloist

Derek is a 2007 graduate of Seckman High School. He is currently a vocal performance major at Webster University. Derek has sung with Kirkwood Children's Chorale, several honor choirs at the sate, regional and national level, and has performed as a soloist at church and community functions. He is the son of Dale and Cathy Boemler of Barnhart, Missouri.
FANFARE & FLOURISHES JIM CURNOW
MARCHING SONG GUSTAV HOLST
SALVATION IS CREATED PAVEL TSCHESNOKOFF
MALAGUENA ERNESTO LECUONA
THIRD SUITE FOR BAND
#2 – WALTZ #3 – RONDO ROBERT JAGER
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KENTUCKY 1800 CLARE GRUNDMAN
SWING THE MOOD ARR. SWEENY
SING – A – LONG ARR. PLOYHAR
BIG BAND BASH ARR. LOWDEN
ON THE MALL E. F. GOLDMAN