The University City Summer Band, under the baton of Tom Poshak, will begin its twenty-first season on Tuesday June 13, 2017. Concerts will be held in Heman Park, 1028 Midland Blvd, University City, MO 63130 (park entrance is off Midland, opposite Shaftesbury). All concerts start at 7 PM, last about 80 minutes, and include a short intermission. Seating is on the lawn. Bring a lawn chair or blanket as available seating is limited. Bring your children! Bring a picnic! A refreshment stand sponsored by various groups from University City High School will be available.
The theme for the 2017 season of the University City Summer Band is Friends of the U City Summer Band. Over our previous twenty seasons, the band has collaborated with a plethora of guest conductors, soloists and composers. This year we will be celebrating with some of those musicians, including: Erica Neidlinger from DePaul University (conductor), Joe Pappas (conductor and composer), Pam Smith-Kelly (conductor featuring the music of her dad, Claude T. Smith), Jared Spears (composer), Shelly Monier (Flute), Gary Gackstatter (composer & conductor), and Frank Haspiel (composer & conductor). Members of the band to be featured as conductors include: Ron Stilwell, Matt McKeever, Bette Welch and Kurt Bauche.
The band’s repertoire includes marches, showtunes, jazz, original pieces for band, light classics, patriotic selections, popular music and transcriptions – we guarantee something for everyone from young children to senior citizens. Dine at one of the many restaurants in the University City and Loop area and then join us for a relaxing concert in the park.
|Event Date||07-18-2017 7:00 pm|
|Event End Date||08-29-2017|
|Location||Heman Park at Midland/Shaftesbury|