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 July off [almost]),
          and light (daytimes).

Next: Rehearsal: Oct.29 @10:00a
oncert: Oct.30 Tuesday
                Westwood LC (St. Louis Park)

Concerts left: 1 in 2018: Westwood 'Coffee Concert'
Next winter: 1"Tuneup" fun rehearsal in February

~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 - 1 remaining

2019 Repertoire

Member Activity Notices (1)
Deaths in the Family

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

2016 Finale Concert
2018 Concert  Schedule
-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 @  8:45a & 10:45a Services, Westwood LC(StLouPk)
-Aug.28 Tue @  1:30p,
Friendship Village (Bloomington)
-Sep.11 Tue @ 10:30a, Minnetonka Senior Center (Minnetonka)

  7. -Sep.22* 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)
Rehearsals (Tuesdays 10:00a-12:15p,
Westwood LC)
  -Feb. 6 - Winter Tuneup
  -May. 1
  -May. 8,
  -June. 5,

  -July. 31,
  -Aug.  7,
  -Sep.  4,
  Oct. 29
Concert  Oct.30  @10:30a
                       Westwood LC (St. Louis Park)
Call is 6:00p sharp, in Sanctuary.
    Dress is all-Black.
Bring stands.
    Program (same as previous 3 concerts, 1 addition):
        An American Fanfare
     ? Pilgrims' Hymn - tribute to Kathleen Zimmerschied
        Sons of Liberty
        America the Beautiful
        American Salute
        Just A Closer Walk With Thee
Big Band Signatures
        Symphonic Gershwin
        Our American Heroes
        Stars and Stripes Forever

Rehearsal  Oct.29  @10:00a
    Run-throughs of Oct.30 Concert, at Westwood LC
    Please notify Em if you will be absent.
Repertoire Turn-In
  Chassidic Kaddish
  Moorside March
  Peck Horns Revenge (The)
  Precious Lord, Take My Hand
  Rakes of Mallow (The)
  Sousa Palooza
  Southern Four (The)
2019 Repertoire
After hearing many suggestions from members, and deliberating:
 Em has arrived at the following list of possible repertoire
 (with some conductors, listed in parentheses)
 for our 2019 “Music of Minnesota” theme.
 In-library (previously performed)
Ave Maria - Biebl, in Serber arrangement
     Minnesota March - Sousa
     Pilgrims Hymn - Paulus (VanDuzee arrangement)
     Skippidy Hoppidy - Al Sweet

Wizard of Oz - Baum
  If you do not have any of the above pieces, ask a colleague on your part
  to make you a copy and bring it to their next rehearsal for you.

 Newly-added to library:
  Foshay Tower Memorial March - Sousa (2 sets ordered)
   Cabalina - Al Sweet (parts from Al, copies already made)
   Chorale and Shaker Dance II - Zdechlik (Phil Raaen conducts)
                                                    (2 sets ordered)
   Latina - Bencriscutto (Dick Papke will conduct) (2 sets ordered)
   Prince, in Concert - (2 sets ordered)

   Minnesota Portraits - Schroeder (Em conducts,
          to parts from Calhoun Community Band)
   Three Rivers Suite -  (Steve Lyons conducts, with parts from
                                       his St. Louis Park Community Band)
 Other possibilities:
  Bob Doan tribute piece commissioned by PCB -
(Em will conduct).            
   maybe-polka by our trumpeter Curt Larson.
   ? by our clarinetitst Don Larson (in the midst of writing it).
   ? by our hornist Jim McCreary (hopefully).
   ? piece by our bassoonist Nick VanD (if he writes one)
  Em plans to sight-read as many as possible in October.
"The Minnesota Portraits" - Carl Schroeder
Band audio - Calhoun-Isles Community Band (website, courtesy of Ann Verme)
 Band audio - Calhoun-Isles Community Band   (You Tube, courtesy of Mary Preus)
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

Deaths In the SSB Family
   Feb: Bob Doan
Long-time bass clarinetist, leader of Clarinet ensemble.
  Memorial Commissioned

     For anyone interested in a personal donation to Bob Doan commission fund:
     Contact David Elmhirst, of the commissioning Plymouth Concert Band,
        Send an email at '',
    or Call him at 763-227-6474,
    or Mail a check
made out to Plymouth Concert Band.
to     Robert Doan Commission,  c/o David Elmhirst
                                      1825 Wisconsin Ave N
                                      Golden Valley, MN 55427

     He will send you a receipt right away.
Mr. Elmhirst will return any checks made out to a different entity
   (like the Commission) already sent, with an envelope to send another.

   Oct: Kathleen Zimmerschied,
   Long-time bari-sax in SSB and alto clarinet in the Sover past several years.
   Obituary appears in Oct.7 (Sunday) Minneapolis 'Star Tribune' newspaper.

   Her funeral was Tuesday (10/9), at

    Kozlak-Radulovich Chapel

    13745 Reimer Dr.

    Maple Grove, MN  55311.

  The band observed a moment of silence at that time during our rehearsal.

  Memorials may be sent care of the funeral chapel, which will forward them,

  or to Kathleen's mailing address of 6050 Yucca Lane, Plymouth MN  55446.

Member-Involved Events (1)

Stringwinds Quintet (Mary & Jonathan Preus, +)
   The Stringwinds Quintet
“Friends playing for friends”, plays most often at retirement homes and churches.
   On October 25, we are
providing background music for the annual benefit gala
   for Our Saviour's Community Services, being held at the American Swedish Institute, 2600 Park Ave S, Mpls. 
   This event is a little pricey, as gala fundraisers are, but the money goes to an excellent cause. 
   OCSC runs morning-til-night classes for immigrants and a homeless shelter right down the street, 
   much-needed services for the Phillips Neighborhood and the city of Minneapolis.      

Kathleen Olsen, violin
Mary Preus, flute
Jonathan Preus, clarinet
Matt Bertrand, bassoon
Catherine Preus, piano