University City Summer Band 2016 Season
20th Anniversary Year
The theme for the 2016 season of the University City Summer Band is "Celebrating 20 years of..." Each concert will focus on a unique characteristic of the band.
Concert #6-July 26: Celebrating 20 years of… Guest Composers and our Future
Area composers have been very generous with their talents over the years and have provided the UCity Summer Band with many new compositions. This concert will feature a new march dedicated to the UCity Summer Band by Joe Pappas and a recent composition by Franklin Haspiel, a retired High School band director from St. Louis. The music of Claude T. Smith has been an important part of the band’s repertoire and Claude’s daughter, Pam Smith-Kelly, has made two appearances as a guest conductor. Pam recently donated five of Claude’s compositions to the band and has agreed to return in 2017 for her third appearance. We will head to the future by closing the season with Claude T. Smith’s dramatic Flourish and Hymn of Praise.
U City Summer Band
Tom Poshak, Director
All Concerts Begin at 7:00 PM AT OUR NEW VENUE!
Returning to Heman Park (Midland / Shaftesbury Entrance)
Benches available for seating. Lawn Chairs, Blankets, and Picnics Welcomed
The 90-member (give or take) UCity Summer Band is... Light Classics, Marches, Patriotic Music, Show Tunes, Transcriptions, Popular Music, Jazz, and Original Music for Band.
All concerts start at 7pm and last about 60 minutes with a short intermission. You may come and go as you please.
For our last piece each concert, we play "On the Mall." Children are invited to come up to the front and conduct the band and receive their very own UCity Summer Band pencil!
In case of rain, performances will be held at Trinity Presbyterian Church
6800 Washington Ave, University City, MO 63130
Enter from the Kingsland side.