Synod Senior Band (MN)        {Updated: Feb.17, 2019 @1:00a}
                Music Director: Emmett Stark           Webmaster: Dick Peik

    Mission - we make joyous music by and to Seniors    Synod Senior Band - 2010 photo                    
                                                                                                                                                            Member Roster/Contact

Season is warm (April-October, with June & July off,
         and light (daytimes).
  Membership:  Our membership roll already has over 110 members[!],
 yet we continue to recruit members, especially in sections with shortages.
 because we can never predict who might be missing a given event.

First season rehearsal:  April 2, 2019
   details TBA

~2/mo. Tuesdays (usually)
(slight extension)
Westwood Lutheran Church, St. Louis Park
      on South side of Cedar Lake Rd above the lake,
      4 blks East of US-169, 2blks West of Boone Ave,
        usually in Good Shepherd Hall ("WwLC/GSH")
Office Phone: 952-545-5623
2019 Season Schedule:
  April 2, 16, 30 - Rehearsals in WwLC/GSH,
                           - Learn 2019 repertoire
 May   7 - Rehearsal in WwLC/GSH
              - 2018-rep program for May 17 Concert
 May 17
@1:00p - Concert at Salem Covenant Church/New Brighton
 August  6 - Rehearsal in WwLC (Sanctuary)
 August 11 @S1?a & @S2?a - Play for 2 morning services at WwLC
 August 20 - Rehearsal (at Transfiguration LC/Bloomington)
 August 27
@1:30p - Concert at Friendship Village/Bloomington
      We were unable to come to decision at Winter Tuneup 
     regarding starting time for this concert.  Em has been asked by FV
     to consider moving the start time to eve for attendance reasons,
     proposing we play at 7:00p.   
     There are good reasons for us liking/disliking either of these times,
     including:  parking, rush-hour traffic, nighttime driving,
     audience size, and supper-hour schedules,....
     Unless enough members weigh in by letting Em know how you feel,
     the Board will decide at its next meeting, April 2.

 September 12 @12:30p - Rehearsal (at Trillium Woods/Plymouth)
                        @  3:00p - Concert at Trillium Woods                    
 September 21
@~6:30p - Concert at Gethsemane LC/Hopkins
 October 15 - Rehearsal in WwLC/(?)
 October 17  @2:00p - Concert at Masonic Home/Bloomington
 October 28 - Rehearsal in WwLC Sanctuary,
                     @12:30p - Annual luncheon
 October 29
@10:30a - Annual Coffee Concert in WwLC Sanctuary

Repertoire for 2019 Season:

  Handed out on Feb. 5, available at subsequent rehearsals:

    "Gopher Variations" (Tom Root composer;

                                      commissioned & cond. by Nick VanDuzee)

    "Heartstorm" (Jim McCreary composer)

    "On The Edge" Polka (Curt Larson composer)

  Expected already in folders:

    "Chorale and Shaker Dance II" (cond. Phil Raaen)

    "Prince in Concert"

    "Latina" (cond. Dick Papke)


    "Ave Maria" (cond. Tom Enquist.)

      "Minnesota March" OR "Foshay Tower March"


Projected Added Repertoire for 2020 Season: (for 'active' folder)

     "Minnesota Portrait" (some or all)

     "Three Rivers Suite" (some or all) (Parts in 2019)

      Bob Doan Memorial commission (Parts 2019)

     "State Bank March" and "Wizard of Oz" (Faye Washington cond.)

     "Swagger Stick March" (Don Larson composer) (Parts in 2019)

     "Minnesota March" or "Foshay Tower March"

"The Minnesota Portraits" - Carl Schroeder
Band audio - Calhoun-Isles Community Band (website, via Ann Verme)
 Band audio - Calhoun-Isles Community Band   (You Tube, via Mary Preus)

Member Activity Notices (2)

1) Northeast Orchestra - Winter Concert

  (with SSB Members Faye Washington, Mary Preus,
   Brian Dole, Nick van Duzee, Dick Peik, Jonathan Preus,
   Steve Mondy, Jim McCreary, Linda Hausmann, John Litch)
  Sunday, Feb.17 @3;00p
  at Church of St.William, University Ave at 61st NE, Fridley
     Free-will offering
  Program "Print":
Offenbach: Interlude & Barcarolle, from "Tales of Hoffmann"
     Barber: On A Scene from Shelley
     J.Strauss II: "Publicist" Waltzes
     Mendelssohn: Symphony No.2 "Lobgesang"

2) Medallist Concert Band: 50th Anniversary Celebration
   (with SSB Member Ed Sodergren)
  Sunday, March 3 | 4:00 p.m.
  Schneider Theater, Bloomington Center for the Arts

Program is pieces that mark important moments in MCB past:
  Festive Overture, by Dmitri Shostakovich
  Irish Tune from County Derry, by Percy Grainger
  Concert Polka: Jenny Wren, by Roland Davis (arr. D. Werden)
       Lee Dummer, Euphonium
  Amazing Grace (arr. William Himes)
  Medalist March, by Arlin Snesrud
  King Cotton March, by John Philip Sousa
  Gloria in Mundo Pax, by Mark Wolfram
   {Premiere, written especially for 50th}
  Komm, Süsser Tod, by J. S. Bach (trans. Alfred Reed)
  Someday Sweetheart, by Stan Bann
       Cheryl Bann, Clarinet
  Celebrations, by John Zdechlik
  March of the Steel Men, by Charles S. Belsterling
  cond. Dr. Earl C. Benson, founding Emeritus Conductor
Tickets: Adults $17 | Seniors and Students $15
purchased ONLINE, by phone (952-563-8575), at door.

2017 Finale Concert (Oct.31)  (see Program list)

2016 Finale Concert

Repertoire Turn-Ins
  Chassidic Kaddish
  Moorside March
  Peck Horns Revenge (The)
  Precious Lord, Take My Hand
  Rakes of Mallow (The)
  Sousa Palooza
  Southern Four (The)
Deaths In the SSB Family
     Jan. 2019:  Irene Knutson
alto saxophonist, and Band's first Treasurer

  Oct 2018: Kathleen Zimmerschied
           baritone saxophonist and alto clarinetist

Feb. 2018: Bob Doan
bass clarinetist, leader of Clarinet ensemble