Synod Senior Band (MN)
                  Seniors playing popular and sacred music for Seniors
   <Most recent update: July 1, 2022 @3:20a

      Music Director: Nick vanDuzee         Emeritus Music Director: Emmett Stark
Administrator: Gigi Kornfuehrer      Communications/Web: Dick Peik
  We Members-Only  (login as user "ssb", with SSB Band password)
   resumed rehearsals Tuesday, April 5

Currently on seasonal July break!

is Rehearsal at usual Westwood LC (StLP)
on August 9 at 10:00a !

Longtime Music Director Em Stark has chosen to become "Director Emeritus".
Nick Van Duzee, who directed our November 2021 mini-season and concert,
is now our full-time music director.

  Membership:  Our '22 Roster has 86 players!
                         but we always welcome more - no auditions

                 (Eager percussionists especially welcome!)
   Concerts (up to 10) are usually in daytime, in western Twin Cities.          at Westwood Lutheran Church's Good Shepherd Hall, in St.LouisPk)  
COVID policy: Vaccination / masking not required .                                   

Concerts currently scheduled:  (more in planning)
  • Monday, 6/20 @11:00a  Concert Minnetonka Civic Center, 14600 Minnetonka Blvd  
         {  July - Summer Break  }
  • Thursday, 8/18 @ 1:30p Concert, at St. John's LC (Mound) 
  • Sunday,    8/28 @10:00a Sacred Service, at Westwood LC (StLP) (voluntary) 
  • Tuesday, 10/18 @10:30a Concert, at Westwood LC (StLP)          

2022 Current Repertoire   (always more to come)
  • Amazing Grace, by Ticheli
  • Aurora, by Oldfield, arr. Lance Strickland
  • Big Band Signatures, arr. Higgins
  • Cabalina, by Al Sweet
  • Chorale and Shaker Dance No. 2, by Zdechlick
  • Latina, by Bencriscutto
  • Light Cavalry Overture, by Suppe, arr. Henry Fillmore
  • Man of La Mancha, by Leigh, arr. Erickson
  • Pilgrims' Hymn, by Paulus, arr. Nick VanDuzee
  • Salvation is Created, by Chesnikov
  • State Bank March, by Al Sweet
  • Skippity Hoppity, by Al Sweet
  • Sons of Liberty, by Neeck
  • Stars and Stripes Forever, by Sousa
  • Strike Up the Band, arr. Barker
  • Sweet Land of Liberty, by Sochinski
  • Themes Like Old Times, arr. Barker
  • Wade in the Water, arr. Bulla

(Audio/Video  .mp4)
  To see/hear videos of our most recent concerts,
go to our YouTube
channel "SynodSeniorBand-MN"
(you can subscribe).

2021 Restart Concert, Nov.9, 2021 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 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

 Schroeder: "Ft. Snelling"  (all 3 Mvts; I. is "Fort Snelling")
Calhoun-Isles Community Band Concert (website, cf Ann Verme)
   Calhoun-Isles Community Band (You Tube, cf Mary Preus)

2017 Finale Concert Recording (.mp3)

2016 Finale Concert Recording (.mp3)