{Updated: June 14, 2020 @11:30p}
     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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Membership:  >100 members[!] already, but we welcome more.
                        Eager percussionists especially welcome!

                                                                                               Member Roster/Contact

Season is warm (April-October, with July off,
           and light (daytimes).
Rehearsals are
Tuesdays, twice a month or so, 10:00a-12:15p,
      at Westwood Lutheran Church, St. Louis Park                  
                              4 blks
East of US-169, 2 blks West of Boone Ave,
                               on South side of Cedar Lake Rd above the lake,
                              Office Phone: 952-545-5623

 Our planned 2020 SEASON
       "Minnesota Music"
  is postponed to 2021,
   as we distance to deal with the pandemic.
Practice now for 2021!

2020 Season Schedule - Next Year!
 -- new dates/times/locations TBA--

June 22 @11:00a  CONCERT  Minnetonka Senior Center, Minnetonka

June 30  Rehearsal,
             [Volunteer] Prep for Aug. 9 WwLC Sacred Services 
  -- MONTH of JULY - NO Activity --
Aug. 4   [Volunteer] Rehearsal for Aug.9 WwLC Sacred Services
Aug.   9 @  8:30a  Sacred Service at WestwoodLC
Aug.   9 @10:30a  Sacred Service at WestwoodLC

Sep.   8  @12:00n CONCERT  Shepher of the Lake LC, Prior Lake
Se. 19 @  6:30p CONCERT  GethsemaneLC, Hopkins
Sep. 29 @11:00a  CONCERT  Faith Lutheran Church, Bloomington
Oct. 13 @  2:00p 
CONCERT  Masonic Home, Bloomington
Oct. 24 @  2:00p  CONCERT  Trillium Woods, New Hope
Oct. 27 @10:30a  CONCERT for WestwoodLC WAM

Initial 2021 Season Repertoire: (for 'Active' folder)
We will be using the "Music of Minnesota" theme, part 2.
Ensure you have all the pieces listed.
  If not, let Em know at your first rehearsal, and he will get parts to you ASAP.

 Minnesota March
 Stars and Stripes Forever
 Gopher Variations

2019-Carry-over - Maybe:
 Chorale and Shaker Dance II
 Ave Maria
 March 6th

 Fort Snelling ("MN Portraits" - I: Fort Snelling) 
 When Friends Rejoice  (Doan commission)
 Flutissimo (parts coming Mar. 31)
 Swagger Stick March
 Three Love Songs (parts coming Feb. 4)
 Foshay Tower March

 Wizard of Oz
 State Bank March
 Pilgrims Hymn
 Skippidy Hoppidy


  Band audio - Calhoun-Isles Community Band (website, cf Ann Verme)

 Band audio - Calhoun-Isles Community Band (You Tube, cf Mary Preus)


2019 Finale Concert Recording (a/v .mp4)
1. Minnesota March
2. Chorale and Shaker Dance II
(Phil Raaen cond.)

3. Latina (Dick Papke cond.)
4. Ave Maria (Serber arr.)
(Tom Engquist cond.)
5. On the Edge polka
6. Heartstorm (Jim McCreary composer)
7. Cabalina
8. Prince in Concert
9. Gopher Variations
(Nick vanDuzee cond.)
10. Stars and Stripes Forever

2017 Finale Concert Recording (audio .mp3)

2016 Finale Concert Recording(audio .mp3)

SSB Family passed to the great music hall in the sky:
    2020 June.1x - John Trelstad  (alum),
                              [obit June 14]                                                                  
            Nov.12 - John Klinger,
                                                French horn