Synod Senior Band (MN)
                Music Director: Emmett Stark    

    Mission - we make joyous music by and to Seniors    Synod Senior Band - 2010 photo                    
                                                  
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Season is warm (April-October, with July off),
          and light (daytimes).

Next: Regular Rehearsal:  - May 1!

          for First Concert May 6.
            
Publicize the May 6th concert via personal contacts.
             Free (-will offering).


Concerts: 9 in 2018,  in Western Twin Cities

Rehearsals
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~2/mo. Tuesdays  10:00a-12:15p
   @ Westwood Lutheran Church, St. Louis Park
     on Cedar Lake Rd, 4 blks East of US-169

2018 Rehearsal Schedule
 
Special note to SSBers Singing in May concerts
 
Member Activity Notices (2)
 

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

2016 Finale Concert
 
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2018 Concert  Schedule
 
1. May  6,
Sun @4:00p, Westwood LC +Centennial Singers
  2. May.22 Tue @12:45p, Mt. Olivet LC (Minneapolis)
  3. June.26 Tue @  1:30p, St. John’s LC (Mound)
  4. Aug.12 Sun @  9:00a & 10:30a Services, Westwood LC(StLPk)
  5. Aug.28 Tue @  1:00p, Friendship Village (Bloomington)
  6. Sep.11 Tue  @10:30a, Minnetonka Senior Center (Minnetonka)
  7. Sep.15 Sat   @  6:30p, Gethsemane LC (Hopkins)
  8. Oct.11 Thu  @  6:30p Transfiguration LC (Bloomington)
  9. Oct.30 Tue  @10:30a Finale: Westwood LC (StLouisPark)
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Rehearsals (Tuesdays, StLouisPark)
  -Feb. 6 - Winter Tuneup
  Apr.10
  Apr.17,
  May.1,
  May.15,
  June.  5,
  June.19,
  July. 31,
  Aug.  7,
  Aug.21,
  Sep.   4,
  Oct.  2,
  Oct.29 [Monday]
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Rehearsal May.1
     Augsburg Chorus director Christensen will be present,
     listening and giving comments.
     We'll play thru all 9 of our pieces, not necessarily in concert order.

  Our American Heroes (Em) (4:30")
  America the Beautiful (Phil) (3:30)
  Battle Hymn Of the Republic (Em) (4:00)
  Sons Of Liberty (Nick) (4:30)

  Star Spangled Banner (Em) (1:30)
  Deep River (Em) (3:00)
 
An American Fanfare (Em) (2:00")
    {others as needed for May.6 concert}
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May 6 @1:30p Pre-Concert Rehearsal (with Chorus)
    Standard all-Black dress.
    Bring music stands.
   
Set-up at 1:00p, help welcome!
    Parking will probably be a problem, so make carpool arrangements by/at rehearsal May.1,
    try to park “off-site,” such as on neighborhood streets or in the nearby school parking lot.
     Put instruments, cases, coats, etc. in Good Shepherd Hall (our rehearsal room).
     Bring your music stand and music to the Sanctuary, where we will explain the set-up needed
     to get chairs and stands positioned, then go back to GSH to warm-up and tune.
     Rehearsal will begin at 2:00p in the Sanctuary.
    

May 6 Concert @4:00p
 
“Music of America” Patriotic Concert
         with Augsburg Centennial Singers/Paul Christensen
      at Westwood Lutheran Church, St.Louis Park

          (Free-Will Offering)
  Band pieces, in concert order:
  An American Fanfare 
  National Emblem March 
  Star Spangled Banner
  Blue And the Gray  
  Deep River
  Our American Heroes 
  Stars And Stripes Forever
  America the Beautiful (with Choir)
  Battle Hymn Of the Republic (with Choir)
                 
 —PROGRAM--
 An American Fanfare. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Rick Kirby
 National Emblem March . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . E. E. Bagley
 The Star Spangled Banner . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .arr. J. L. Tulley                                              
                                                  (Synod Sr. Band)
Gospel Medley . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  Andre Crouch
   (Bless His Holy Name, I Don’t Know Why, I’m Gonna Keep on Singing)
 The Morning Trumpet . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .arr. Michael Richardson
 Wayfaring Stranger . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  arr. Garry Cornell
 Just a Closer Walk . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . arr. Jack Schrader                       
                      (Solo: Roscoe Evavoid;  Violin: Gerri Corliss)
 Soon ah Will Be Done . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . William Dawson
                                     (Augsburg Centennial Singers)
                                               -15 Minute Intermission-
 Sons of Liberty . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  arr. Larry Neck
                                    (Conducted by Nick VanDuzee)
 Deep River . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .arr. J. Swearingen
 Our American Heroes. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Steve Rouse
 The Stars and Stripes Forever. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . John Philip Sousa
                                            (Synod Sr. Band)
 Turn,Turn, Turn . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Pete Seeger
                              (Arranged and Directed by John Eckberg)
 Patriotic Medley:    This Is My Country
 . . . .  . (soloist Gordon Gathright) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .arr. Roy Ringwald
 Let There Be Peace on Earth  (soloist Rich Hanna) .  arr. Craig Ourtney
                                          (Augsburg Centennial Singers)
 America the Beautiful. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .S. Ward, arr. C. Dragon
                                     (Conducted by Phil Raaen)
 The Battle Hymn of The Republic . .W. Steffe, arr. Wilhouskey/Neilson
                              (Combined Chorus and Synod Senior Band)
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Rehearsal May.15:
  Gabriel’s Oboe (Em) (2:30")
  Blue And the Gray (Tom) (5:30) (add for 5/22 concert)
  Read-only: Just A Closer Walk With Thee (Em) 3:30)
     {others if needed for 5/22 concert}
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Concert, May.22

      TBA

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Rehearsals in June (5 and/or 19) 
  American Salute (Dick) (4:45) (add for 6/26 concert)
  Just A Closer Walk With Thee (Em) (3:30) (add 6/26)
   (others, if needed for 6/26 concert)
   (sight-read others, if time)

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2017 Finale Concert  Tuesday, Oct.31

  Program:
1. Trumpet Salutations
2. March excerpts, from 'National Emblem' (shortened)
3. National Emblem March
4. March Of the Steel Men
5. Crown Imperial
6. Menard’s Enigma
7. 76 Trombones
8. West Side Story
9. The King and I
10. Tribute To Marvin Hamlisch
11. Curtain Call

12. Stars And Stripes Forever



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Westwood Lutheran Church
  
S side of Cedar Lake Rd (above Cedar Lake)
  ~4 blks E of US-169 &  2 blks W of Boone Ave
      in St.Louis Park

    Office Phone: 952-545-5623

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Mt. Olivet Lutheran Church
   S side of 50th AveS at James AveS, to Knox Ave
      in Minneapolis
   Office Phone:

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Music Turn-In
  Check all your active and inactive folders, and return:
  
Carnival of Venice (Trumpet solo w/band)
   Festive Overture (Shostakovich)
   Klezmer Dances
   Love of God (The)
   Pacem
   Praises
   Wade in the Water
   White River Revival
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SSB Choristers
   For those volunteering to sing for SSB at our May 15 concert,
  on “Battle Hymn of the Republic” and "America the Beautiful":
  Parts were distributed at rehearsals starting with Apr.3.
  Prior to May 6 concert, we sing purely to cover Chorus' parts for rehearsal.
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Member-Involved Events
 
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