{Updated: Oct.16, 2019 @1:00a}
     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                    
                                                                                                 Member Roster/Contact

Season is warm (April-October, with June & July off,
         and light (daytimes).

    Member Program-change Alert:
      Check for following needed in your folder for
October 15 rehearsal, Oct.17 concert.
        March Sixth (by Jim McCreary)

Next: Concert: Thurs. Oct.17, 2:00p,
                       at Masonic Home, Bloomington

Rehearsals: ~2/mo. Tuesdays (usually)
                               10:00a-12:15p, Westwood LC (St.LouisPark)

lease inform director Em  ASAP  if you will miss any date.
2019 Season Schedule (remaining):    
  Oct 17 (Thu.) @2:00p - 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 during season, 10:00a-12:15p,
      at 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:  >100 members[!] already, but we welcome more.
                        Eager percussionists especially welcome!
     2020 Repertoire

SSB-Family Notices (4)
Oct.28 Rehearsal
             in Westwood LC's Sanctuary
Sight-read "Swagger Stick March" (Don Larson, composer),
                     "When Friends Rejoice" (Bob Doan, commissionee)

Oct.17 Concert - Masonic Home (Bloomington)
     Call is 1:00p, for 2:00p performance
Dress is all-Black.
Bring stands.

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. March 6th
6. On the Edge polka
7. Cabalina
8. Prince in Concert
9. Gopher Variations
(Nick vanDuzee cond.)
10. Stars and Stripes Forever
Masonic Home - location
11051 Masonic Home Drive, Bloomington
    to I-494,
I-494 to Normandale Blvd,
    South past 113rd Ave to Xavier Ave,
    East (Left), asap North (Left) onto Masonic Home Dr.
  Enter through 'Dan Patch Event Center' doors. 
   Stands and music in Home concert space;
   Instrument cases to Storage room behind.

Next Year (2020):

Season Repertoire
: (for 'Active' folder)

     "Minnesota Portrait" (some or all; Parts available)

    "Three Rivers Suite" (some or all) (Parts tbd)

    "When Friends Rejoice" - Bob Doan Memorial commission (Parts available)

    "State Bank March" (Faye Washington cond.)

    "Wizard of Oz" (Faye Washington cond.)

    "Swagger Stick March" (Don Larson composer) (Parts tbd)

    "Foshay Tower March"

"The Minnesota Portraits" (Mvt I 'Fort Snelling') - 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