Synod Senior Band (MN)
                  Seniors playing popular and sacred music for Seniors

      Music Director: Nick vanDuzee,  Emeritus Director: Emmett Stark
Administrator: Gigi Kornfuehrer  Communications/Web: Dick Peik

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   {Updated Oct. 13  @11:30p}


  Next: Oct.15 (Sun.) @11:00a - Gethsemane LCh,
                         715 Minnetonka Mills Rd,


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            Concert Premiere was: June 15
            Concert Finale will be:Tuesday, October 17     

  Membership:  Our '23 Roster currently has some 90 players!
                         but we always welcome more (no audition)

                 (Eager percussionists especially welcome!)
    Concerts (up to 8) are usually in daytime, in western Twin Cities locations.   
COVID policy: Vaccination / masking not required
Being up-to-date vaccinated is STRONGLY! recommended.

2023 Concerts:

    Bring people together: "E Pluribus Unum," "Out of Many, One."

Oct. 15 @ 4:00p  Gethsemane LCh

                               715 Minnetonka Mills Rd,


Oct.  17, @11:00a  Westwood LCh "home concert"

  • Concert repertoire for Fall '23 :

    Flourish for Wind Band        Ralph Vaughn Williams
    Pageant                               Vincent Persichetti
    Side Partners [Trumpet duo] Herbert L. Clarke
    Music of the Beatles             arr. Sweeney
    Air for Band                          Frank Erickson
    Hebraic Fantasie                  David Bobrowitz
    Mini-Suite                             Morton Gould
    Wade in the Water               arr. Stephan Bulla
    Winds of Change                 Bob Dylan (arr.Kinyon)

      encore: Stars & Stripes Forever    John Philip Sousa

Audio-Video SSB Recordings - on YouTube!:

2  2023 SSB concerts have been posted on YT by host locations:
      June ?, at Bethlehem Lutheran Church, Minneapolis
      Sep   ?, at St. Philip the Deacon Lutheran Church, Plymouth

  To see/hear videos of our recent-year concerts,
go to our YouTube
channel "SynodSeniorBand-MN"
(anybody can subscribe).

2021 Restart Concert, Nov.9, 2021 video at Gethsemane LC (Hopkins)
   Circus Days - Karl King
   Broadway Journey - arr. Christensen
   Chorale and Shaker Dance II - Zdechlik (cond. by Phil Raaen)
   French Horn Rag - Al Sweet
   Sons of Liberty - Neeck
   Ave Maria - Biebl/arr. Serber (conducted by Tom Engquist)
   St. Louis Blues - W.C. Handy/arr. Henderson
   Skippidy Hoppidy - Al Sweet
   Seventy Six Trombones - Willson/arr. Bocook
2019 Finale Concert, Oct.26 video at Westwood LC (St. Louis Park) 

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 (.mp3 audio)

2016 Finale Concert Recording (.mp3 audio)