{Updated: Aug.21, 2019 @10:00p}
     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                    
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Season is warm (April-October, with June & July off,
         and light (daytimes).

Next: Concert: Transfiguration LC (Bloom.)
           @7:00p  (6:15p Call)!


Rehearsals: ~2/mo. Tuesdays (usually)
                               10:00a-12:15p, Westwood LC (St.LouisPark)
      Members: Thank you for your patience during this unusual season.
       Construction at our usual home at Westwood LC will be completed
       by early October, so all future rehearsals will be in our usual site.

SSB-Family Notices (4)
 Please inform director Em ASAP if you will miss any date.
2019 Season Schedule (remaining):

  Aug 27 (Tue.) @7:00p/C6:15 - Concert,
                           Friendship Village (Bloomington)

Sep 12 (Thu.) @1:00p/C12:30 - Reh., Trillium Woods SR/Plymouth
                         @3:00p - Concert, Trillium Woods                  
  Sep 21 (Sat.)
@6:30p/C5:45 - Concert, Gethsemane LC/Hopkins
  Oct 15 - Reh., WwLC (hopefully)
  Oct 17 (Thu.) @2:00p/C1:15 - Concert, Masonic Home/Bloomington
  Oct 28 (Mon.) - Reh., WwLC Sanctuary,
                       @~12:30p - Annual SSB luncheon
  Oct 29 (Tue.)
@10:30a/C9:45a - Concert, WwLC Sanctuary
                        {End of SSB 2019 Season}

Rehearsals - Detail:
      usually twice a month or so, 10:00a-12:15p,
      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

Membership:  Our membership already has >100 members[!],
                        yet we do continue to recruit members
                        to ensure coverage for any given event.
                        Eager percussionists sought!
 Concert  Tue, Aug. 27 @7:00p
                          Friendship Village Sr Res., Bloomington  

    Dress is all-Black.
    Bring your own music stand.
    Program: Our 2019/H2 "Minnesota" program:
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
6. Heartstorm
7. Cabalina
8. Prince in Concert
9. Gopher Variations
(Nick vD cond.)
10. Stars and Stripes Forever

Friendship Village (Bloomington)

 Tricky approach - use GPS for Frienship Village, Bl
8100 Highwood Drive, Bloomington 55438
 Driving - member instructions
To FV:
 From North (Edina, St.LouisPk)
  MN-100 South, under 494, far-Right lane to W 84th St,
  West (Right-hand-turn lane) to 4th stoplight,
  NorthWest (veer) to the right onto Highwood Drive,
  ? ~2 miles to Friendship Village on Right.

 From North (West Suburbs):
  US-169 South to W 78th St exit.
  around the 1st roundabout going underneath US-169,
  At 2nd roundbout, take the 1st Right onto W 78th St,
  1st Right (stoplight) onto W BushLake Rd.
  Right on Highwood Dr to FV, on the Right.

 From South (Shakopee, PriorLake, Chaska, Jordan):
  US-169 North to WashingtonAve /MarthRd,
  Exit 1st Right on roundabout to Marth Rd,
  to W Bush Lake Rd
  W to Highwood Dr,
 From East (St.Paul, AppleValley, Burnsville):
  I-494 West to E BushLake Rd.
  North to 84th St (stoplight)
  East mile (veer to the Right) onto Highwood Drive,
  South ~2 miles to FV-site on Right (in circle).

 From West (Chanhassen, Minnetonka, Excelsior,
                    WestEdina, Plymouth, MapleGrove):
  I-494 East to Washington Ave,
  At 1st roundabout 3/4-around under US-169,
  At 2nd roundabout exit to Marth Rd [stoplight],
  South to West Bush Lake Rd,
  North at 4-way-stop onto Highwood Dr,
  East to FV-site on Right.
Leaving Friendship Village
 To I-494:
   Left onto Highwood Dr
   Left on W BushLake Rd.
   Left on W 78th St.
  To I-494W:
   At 1st roundabout turn (under US-169).
   At 2nd roundabout take turn, to 494W entry.
  To I-494E:
   Left on Marth Rd.
   Round-a-bout 1st-Right to 494E entry.

 To US-169
   Left onto Highwood Drive.

   Left on W Bush Lake Rd.
  to US-169N:
   Left on W 78th St.
   At round-a-bout take turn (straight) to E Frontge Rd.
   Left on ValleyView Rd.
   Take 1st right onto US-169N entry.
  to US-169S:
   1st roundabout -  straight thru.
   2nd roundabout (Right lane), >>> US-169 S entry.
Concert, Sep.21 at Gethsemane LC
Note: Dinner available at 5:30p, optional for $ in advance.
      Detail TBA
Trillium Woods Sr Res (Plymouth) location
5855 Cheshire Parkway N, Plymouth
Masonic Home (Bloomington) location
     11501 Masonic Home Dr, Bloomington
     near the south end of Normandale Blvd.

Gethsemane LC (Hopkins)
      Detail TBA

Next Year (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)

SSB-Family Notices (4)

  Dave Valen (liver) is fighting a health battle.

    Nick VanDuzee (kidney-stone) is fighting a health battle.

    Director Em Stark's daughter (colon) is fighting a health battle.

  Audrey Walberg (leg) is fighting a health battle.
  Passed (4)


2017 Finale Concert (Oct.31)

2016 Finale Concert
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 passed to the great music hall in the sky:
     May 2019: Wes Almquist
tenor saxophonist

     March 2019: Chuck Hoff
           percussionist, drum set

       ~February 2019: Rich Asdel

     January 2019:  Irene Knutson
alto saxophonist, and Band's first Treasurer