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).

2018 Season concluded at end of October!
"Tuneup" rehearsal February 5, 2019
    First season rehearsal:  Apr.2, 2019
Initial 2019 Season Expectations

~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 and Concert Schedule has completed.

2019 Repertoire

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

2016 Finale Concert
Initial 2019 Season Expectations
 Performances:  4 performances are already set for 2019:
     Friday, May 17 - Concert at Salem Covenant at 12-noon.
     Sunday, August 11 - Play for Westwood worship services
     Tuesday, August 27 - Concert at Friendship Village 1:30p
     Tuesday, October 29 - Annual coffee concert at Westwood 10:30a
     Two other possible performances being considered:
         Concert at Trillium Wood senior community; date unknown.
         Concert for Gethsemane LC -Sat. Night Club;  Sep. 21
   We have traditionally had a goal of ten performances each year,
so we hope schedule 4-6 more. Director Em is asking all SSB members to consider recruiting for a concert a church or senior group with which you are familiar.
If you have such a connection, see if there is interest and/or ability to house a concert.
  If/when you get leads, please let Em know how/whom to contact.

 Membership: Even though our membership roll has over 100 members,
please continue to recruit members, especially in sections where we have shortages.
It is nice to have an abundance of members,
because we can never predict who might be missing.

     As always, our "Winter Tuneup" will be on the first Tuesday in February, the 5th.
 If you are in town on that day, please plan to attend, as we will be reading all available "Music of Minnesota" literature.
   Our regular season-opening rehearsal will be on Tuesday, April 2.
Other rehearsal dates will be set based on when we have performances.

Rehearsals (~ half of Tuesdays, 10:00a-12:15p)
      Westwood LC
            Next: Feb. 5, 2019 - Winter Tuneup
            Schedule  TBD

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
Our 2019 theme will be “Music of Minnesota”
 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 conducts) (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 conducts).            
   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)
"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)
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 2018: 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


   Oct 2018: 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.

  Memorials may be sent to Kathleen's mailing address

  of 6050 Yucca Lane, Plymouth MN  55446.

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