{Updated: June 17, 2019 @6:00p}
     Synod Senior Band (MN)
                          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 already has over 100 members[!],
                          yet we do continue to recruit members
                          to ensure coverage for those missing a given event.

Rehearsal for Sacred Services - Aug.6
          Sacred Services, WwLC, Aug.11 @8:45a

~2/mo. Tuesdays (usually)

Westwood Lutheran Church, St. Louis Park
                    on South side of Cedar Lake Rd above the lake,
                              4 blks
East of US-169, 2 blks West of Boone Ave,
Office Phone: 952-545-5623
2019 Season Schedule (remaining):


        {MAY 18 - AUGUST 5 - NO SSB ACTIVITIES.}

Sacred Services Repertoire

   Deep River

   Let It Shine, 

   Let There Be Peace

   On a Hymnsong of Philip Bliss,

   Pilgrim's Hymn.

     If you WILL play for this gig, please be sure you have these parts.

       For any missing part, contact Em       

   and he will have copies made to give you at the August 6 rehearsal.

   Once the music is in your hands, keep it separate, look it over.

   (There will be only 1 rehearsal for this gig.).

  August   6  (Tue.) @10:00a-12:15p - Rehearsal for Services
  August 11 (Sun.) @8:45a
& @10:45a - Services at WwLC
  August 20 (Tue.) @10:00a Rehearsal, Transfiguration LC/Bloomington
  August 27
(Tue.) @7:00p - Concert, Friendship Village/Bloomington
September 12 (Thu.) @1:00p - Rehearsal, Trillium Woods/Plymouth
                                    @3:00p - Concert, Trillium Woods                    
  September 21 (Sat.)
@~6:30p - Concert, Gethsemane LC/Hopkins
  October 15 - Rehearsal, WwLC/(?)
  October 17 (Thu.) @1:30p - Concert, Masonic Home/Bloomington
  October 28 - Rehearsal, WwLC Sanctuary,
                       @12:30p - Annual SSB luncheon
  October 29 (Tue.)
@10:30a - Coffee Concert, WwLC Sanctuary

                        {End of SSB 2019 Season}
Sacred Services Rehearsal, Aug.6 (Tue.)
          @10:00a-12:15n, WwLC Sanctuary

       Rehearse Sacred Services Repertoire
Sacred Services/WwLC, Aug.11 (Sun.)
Call is 8:00a, in Sanctuary.
    @8:45a, 10:45a  Services
   Wear all-black.
Bring stands.

   Play Sacred Services Repertoire, both services

2020 Season Repertoire: (for 'active' folder)

     "Minnesota Portrait" (some or all)

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

      Bob Doan Memorial commission (Parts in 2019)

    "State Bank March" (Faye Washington cond.)

    "Wizard of Oz" (Faye Washington cond.)

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

    "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 (0)

{None currently posted}

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

2016 Finale Concert

May 17 (Fri.) Concert    at Salem Covenant Church/New Brighton                

1. Minnesota March

2. Chorale and Shaker Dance II (Phil R. cond.)

3. Latina (Dick Papke cond.)

4. Ave Maria (Serber arr.) (Tom E. cond.)

5. On the Edge Polka (composed by SSBer Curt Larson)

6. Heartstorm (composed by SSBer Jim McCreary)

7. Cabalina (composed by SSB alumnus Al Sweet)

8. Prince in Concert

9. Gopher Variations (commissioned, cond. by Nick vD.)

10. Stars and Stripes Forever  March

Repertoire to Turn-In, Asap
  Chassidic Kaddish
  Moorside March
  Peck Horns Revenge
  Precious Lord, Take My Hand
  Rakes of Mallow
  Sousa Palooza
  Southern Four
SSB Family
     May 2019: Wes Almquist passed.
tenor saxophonist

     March 2019: Chuck Hoff passed.
           percussionist, drum set

     Jan. 2019:  Irene Knutson passed.
alto saxophonist, and Band's first Treasurer