Some of our past programs

Fall 2021Conducted by Brock Duncan
Afterlife by Rossano Galante
Bandology by Eric Osterling
Chitty Chitty Bang Bang by Sherman Arr. Whitcomb
Choreography by Robert Sheldon
Elements by Brian Balmages 1 2 3 4
Exultation by Philip Sparke
Summon the Heores by John Williams Arr. Higgins
We May Rise by Preston Hazzard
With Quiet Courage by Larry Daehn

Fall 2019 Conducted by Brock Duncan
Amazing Grace by Ticheli
American Big Top by Balmages
American Heroes by Strommen
At Dawn They Slept by Bocook
Chester Overture by Shuman
Civil War Suite by Walters 3 movements
National Emblem by Bagley
Red, White, and Brass by Moss
The Star Spangled Banner by JS Smith

Spring 2019 Conducted by Brock Duncan and Nick Mason

A Longford Legend - Robert Sheldon
Blue Bells of Scotland - Arthur Pryor trombone solo Devin Veenstra
How to Train Your Dragon - John Powell
Music of the Beatles - Michael Sweeney
Rhosymedre - Ralph Vaughan Williams
Suite from Lincolnshire Posy - Percy Graniner
The Rakes of Mallow - Leroy Anderson
Welsh Ayres and Dances - Robert Sheldon
Ye Banks and Braes O'BonnieDoon - Percy Grainger

Fall 2018 Conducted by Brock Duncan

A Childhood Remembered by Rossano Galante
At Morning's First Light by David Gillingham
Chase the Shouting Wind by Vince Gassi
Danzon by Leonard Bernstein-Bacook
Prelude, Siciliano, & Rondo by Arnold-Paynter
Quad City Stomp by Michael Sweeney
Rippling Watercolors by Brian Balmages
The Great Race by Mancini-Bulla
The Melody Shop by Karl King-Glover
The Wrong Note Rag by Leonard Bernstein-Ricketts

Spring 2018 Conducted by Brock Duncan

A New Beginning by Brian Pearson
A Walk in the Morning Sun by Pierre La Plante
Black and White Rag by George Botsford
Do Not Go Gentle into that Good Night by Elliot Del Borgo
Landscapes by Rossano Galante
Music from the Incredibles by Michael Giacchino arr Babcook
On a Hymnsong of Lowell Mason by David Holsinger
Porgy and Bess by George Gershwin
Rough Riders by Karl King arr Swearingen
With Quiet Courage by Larry Daehn

Fall 2017 Conducted by Brock Duncan

American Sketches by La Plante 3 movements
Amparito Roca by Texidor-Winter
Danzon #2 Marquez-Nickel
El Capitan by Sousa - Brion and Schissel
Fanfare for the Common Man by Aaron Copeland
La Virgen de la Macarena by Marlatt tpt solo Mark Freitas
Serenata by Paulson
Shenandoah by Ticheli
West Side Story Bernstein - Duthoit

Spring 2017 Conducted by Brock Duncan

Barnum and Bailey's Favorite - Karl King arr Bainum
Glenn Miller in Concert - arr Wayne Scott
Minnesota March - John Philip Sousa arr Fennell
On an American Spiritual - David Holsinger
Symphonic Dance #3 Fiesta - Clifton Williams
Triumphant Fanfare - Richard Saucedo
Yorkshire Ballad - James Barnes

Fall 2016 Conducted by Brock Duncan

Joy from Awakening - Curiale
First Suite in E-Flat - Holst 1. Chaconne 2. Intermezzo 3. March
A Hymn for Band - Stuart
An Irish Rhapsody - Grundman
Country Variant - Sanders
Southern Hymn - Hazo
The Mad Major - Alford
Original Dixieland Concerto - Warrington
  • Marcia Overton, clarinet
  • Brendon Canavan, tenor sax
  • Mark Freitas, trumpet
  • Devin Veenstra, trombone
  • Marlen Orsten, tuba
  • Brian Pearson, drum set
Galop - Shastakovich

Spring 2016 Director Brock Duncan

As Summer Was Just Beginning - Daehn
Be Thou My Vision - Cross
Fugue on Yankee Doodle - Sousa
Hounds of Spring - Reed
Pan American - King
Prairie Songs - LaPlante
Sinatra in Concert - Nowak
Vesuvius - Ticheli

Fall 2015 Director Brock Duncan

Abide With Me - William H. Monk
Annie: A Symphonic Portrait Strouse-Higgins
Circus Days - Karl King - Schissel
English Folk Song Suite 3 movements - Ralph Vaughn Williams
Fanfare and Grand March - Timothy Mahr
Pilatus - Mountain of Dragons - Steven Reineke
Sun Dance - Frank Ticheli
They Led My Lord Away - Adoriram Gordon

Spring 2015 Director Brock Duncan

A Festival Prelude Alfred Reed
Irish Tune from County Derry Percy Grainger
Shepherd's Hey Percy Grainger
An American Elegy Frank Ticheli
Willow Blossoms Sousa/Brion/Schissel
Down a Country Lane Aaron Copeland/Patterson
Strike up the Band George Gershwin/Barker
Commando March Samuel Barber/Collinsworth
For all the Wyle Eternal Ralph Ford
Selections for Mary Poppins Richard Sherman/Rickets
Ringline Bros. Grand Entry Albert Sweet/Glover

Fall 2014 Director Brock Duncan

Awakening Hills Richard Saucedo
Benediction John Stevens
Silverado Bruce Broughton/Bass
Cajun Folk Songs (I & II) Frank Ticheli
Waterdance Carl Strommen
Hymn & Celebration Timothy Mahr
Sleep Eric Whitacre
In the Temple of Zion Steven Reineke
The Black Horse Troop Sousa/Fennell

April 2014 Director Brock Duncan

Persistence Saucedo
Sailing Songs Del Borgo
Festive Ovrture Shastakovich
Carnaval in Sao Paulo Barnes
On a Southern Hymnsong Holsinger
Bayou Breakdown Karrick
Let Us Break Bread Together Root
An American in Paris Gershwin/Krance
Nimrod Elgar/Reed
El Relicario Padilla/Longfeld
Minnesota March Sousa/Fennell

Spring 2013 Director Brock Duncan

Overture to Candide Bernstein/Grundman
American Riversongs Pierre La Plante
Our Yesterdays Lengthen Like Shadows Hazo
Fusion Balmages
Nightsong Saucedo
Peter and the Wolf Prokofiev/Curnow (with narration)
The March from "1941" Williams/Lavander
Polly Oliver Root
The Walking Frog King/Foster

November 2012 Director Brock Duncan

Ignition Todd Stalter
Esprit de Corps Robert Jager
Elements Brian Balmages
Just a Closer Walk with Thee arr. Don Gillis
Little English Girl D. Delle Cese
Proudly We Hail arr. Brian Balmages
American Heroes arr. Carl Strommen
Purple Mountain Majesty Samuel Ward
National Emblem E.E. Bagley arr. Frederick Fennell

March 2012 Director Stephanie Tollefsrud

Fight of the Thunderbird Richard Saucedo
Windsprints Richard Saucedo
Air for Band Frank Erickson
Rhythm of the Winds Frank Erickson
March Winds Clare Grundman
March of the Belgian Paratroopers Pierre Leemans
The Red Balloon Anne McGinty
Where Never Lark or Eagle Flew James Curnow
Heaven's Light Steven Reineke
Among the Clouds Brian Balmages
The Invincible Eagle John Phillip Sousa

November 2011 Director Kip Johnson

AMERICA, THE BEAUTIFUL Samuel A. Ward w.Katherine Bates
THE STARS AND STRIPES FOREVER John Philip Sousa (1854-1932 Karen Swenson-Piccolo
CEREMONY AND LYRIC SONG Barry E. Kopetz (1951-
HOW THE WEST WAS WON arr. Robert Hawkins
TWENTIANA arr. Hawley Ades (1908-2008)
BUGLER’S HOLIDAY Leroy Anderson (1908-1975) Featuring: Mark Freitas….Mike Clementich….Mark Wamhoff
AMERICAN HERITAGE FESTIVAL arr. Jay Chattaway (1946-
BANDOLOGY Eric Osterling (1926-2005)

Spring 2011 Director Kip Johnson

Bataljons Borg
Finale - Concerto Haydn
Foshay Tower Sousa
Gavorkna Fanfare Stamp
Lincolnshire Posy Grainger
Puszta Van der Roost
Radio Rag McLeod
West Side Story Bernstein

November 2010 Director Kip Johnson

Fanfare And Flourishes James Curnow
Symphonic Overture Charles Carter
Concerto No. 3 for Horn in Eb W.A. Mozart 1st Mvt.-Allegro Susann Karnowski Horn Soloist
Nimrod from “Enigma Variations" Edward Elgar
An Original Suite For Military Band Gordon Jacob No. 1 March No.2 Intermezzo No.3 Finale
Meditation from “Thais” Jules Massenet Featured Soli- Flute Section
Sedona Steven Reineke
Brigadoon Overture Frederick Loewe
King Cotton John Philip Sousa

March 2009 Director Kip Johnson

National Emblem March Edwin E. Bagle
Russian Christmas Music Alfred Reed
Danzon Leonard Bernstein
Slavia Jan Van der Roost
Slavation is Created Pavel Tschesnokov
Life Dances William Himes
Royal Fireworks Music G.F. Handel
On the Mall Edmond Franco Goldman

November 2008 Director Kip Johnson

The Marriage of Figaro W.A. Mozart
First Suite in Eb for Military Band Gustav Holst
Saeterjentens Sendag Ole Bull
The Irish Washerwoman Leroy Anderson
The Girl I Left Behind Me Leroy Anderson
Sleigh Ride Leroy Anderson
The Typewriter Leroy Anderson soloist Nettie "Lena" Hustad
American Folk Rhapsody No. 3 Clare Grundman
The Black Horse Troop John Philip Sousa

March 2008 Director Kip Johnson

First Suite for Band Alfred Reed
Suite of Old American Dances Robert Russell Bennett
Morceau Symphonique Alexandre Guilmant (Kelsey Eisenmann Trombone soloist)
Second Suite for Military Band Gustav Holst
I Let a Song Go Out of My Heart/Wave Tuba Trio arr. Paul Baumgarten
The Wizard of Oz arr. James Barnes
Grizzly Bear Rag Timothy Broege
The Minnesota March John Philip Sousa

Fall 2007 Director Kip Johnson

Funiculi,  Funicula Luigi Denza
Valdres March  .Johannes  Hanssen
   Mark Freitas-Trumpet
Country Gardens  Percy Grainger 
Arkansas River Ramble  Larry MacTaggart
Korean Folk Song  John Barnes Chance
Fantasia in G Major J.S. Bach
African Folk Song Robert W. Smith
Russian Sailors’ Dance Reinhold Gliere
Amparito Roca Jaime Texidor
A Klezmer Karnival Philip Sparke

February 2007 Director Kip Johnson

Entry March of the Boyars Johan Halvorsen
October Eric Whitacre
Procession of the Nobels Nicholas Rimsky-Korsakov
Pirates of the Caribbean arr. John Wasson
Frostiana – Seven Country Songs Randall Thompson (1899 – 1984) transcribed by Frank M. Hudson text by Robert Frost Directed by Gayle Marcus for her Doctorate
The Testament of Freedom Randall Thompson (1899 – 1984) arr. John Corley (in collaboration with R. Thompson) text by Thomas Jefferson also directed by Gayle

Fall 2006 Director Kip Johnson

The Star Spangled Banner Francis Scott Key. . . Arr. J. S. Smith
Fanfare For The Common Man Aaron Copland
Amazing Grace 19th Century American melody
Variations On "America" Charles Edward Ives
The Blue And The Gray (Civil War Suite) Clare Grundman
American Patrol F.W. Meacham
Patriotic Fantasy George M. Cohan. Arr. by Paul Yoder w/West Central Singers
Armed Forces Salute Joyce Eilers, Bob Lowden w/West Central Singers

Spring 2005 Director Dr. John Ross

Allerseelen Opus 10, No. 8 (1955) Richard Strauss (1864-1949)/Albert O. Davis
Prelude, Siciliano and Rondo (1963) Malcom Arnold (1921-2004)/John P. Paynter
O Magnum Mysterium (1994) Morten Lauridsen (b. 1943)/H. Robert Reynolds
First Suite in Eb for Military Band (1909) Gustav Holst (1874-1934)
“Valdres” Norwegian March (1904) Johannes Hanssen (1874-1967)
On a Hymnsong of Philip Bliss (1988) David R. Holsinger (b.1945)
Selections from West Side Story Leonard Bernstein (1918-1990)
America, The Beautiful (1894) Samuel Augustus Ward (1847-1903)/Carmen Dragon
Nobles of the Mystic Shrine March (1923 John Philip Sousa (1854-1932)

Fall 2005 Director Dr. John Ross

Americans We Henry Fillmore
Henry Fillmore was a trombone player/composer who counted Americans We as one of his favorite marches. An Original Suite Gordon Jacob Gary McDowell, Guest Conductor
Divertimento for Band Vincent Persichetti
March Militaire Francaise Camille Saint Saens/Mayhew Lake Lewis Larson, Guest Conductor
Part 1
Part 2
Part 3
Part 4
Berceuse and Finale from Firebird Igor Stravinsky/Richard Franko Goldman
Manatee Lyric Overture Robert Sheldon Paul Baumgarten, Guest Conductor
American Civil War Fantasy Jerry Bilik
Variations on a Shaker Melody Aaron Copland
On a Hymnsong of Philip Bliss (1988) David R. Holsinger (b.1945) Dennis Benson, Guest Conductor
Scenes from the Louvre Norman Dello Joio
The Portals
Children’s Gallery
The Kings of France
The Nativity Paintings
Stars and Stripes Forever John Philip Sousa

Fall 2004 Director Brock Duncan

Cenotaph .Jack Stamp (b.1954)
Chorale and Alleluia Howard Hanson Arr. Earl Slocum
Salvation is Created Tschesnokoff
Vigor Sean O’Loughlin
Barnum and Bailey’s Favorite Karl L. King Arr. Glenn Cliffe Bainum

Spring 2004 Director Lewis Larson

Star Spangled Banner Francis Scott Key
Rise of the Firebird Steven Reineke (b.1970)
Morceau Symphonique Alexandre Guilmant (1837-1911) Arranged by Wesley Shephard Trombone soloist: Mr. Ken Vork, HS Band Director, Paynesville
Florentiner (Grande Marica Italiana) Julius Fucik (1872-1917)
Edited: Frederick Fennell
Variations on A Korean Folk Song John Barnes Chance (1932-1972)
Romanza Gaetano Donizetti (1797-1848) Arranged: Jack Bullock
Sinfonia Giuseppe Torelli (1658-1709) Arranged by Frank J. Cipolla Soloists are Dr. Mike Morris, Laura Morris, Berge Johnson and Luke Olsen
Pavanne (Second movement of American Symphonette No.2) Morton Gould (1913-1996)
Arranged: Paul Yoder
Serenade for a Picket Fence Norman Leyden Xylophone trio: Kristopher Olsen, Ryan Anderson, Christina Reimer
Armenian Dances (Part I) Alfred Reed
Big Band Spectacular Arranged by John Higgins

Fall 2003 Director Lewis Larson

Star Spangled Banner .Francis Scott Key
Toccata Girolamo Frescobaldi (1583-1643) Arr. Earl Slocum
Nessun Dorma (from Turandot) Giacomo Puccini Arr. Mark Williams
Africa: Ceremony, Song and Ritual Robert W. Smith
Italian In Algiers (overture) Gioacchino Rossini (1792-1868)
La Bamba De Vera Cruz Terig Tucci Arr. Donald Hunsberger
Suite of Old American Dances Robert Russell Bennett (1894-1981)
II. Schottische
I. Cake Walk
Prelude, Siciliano and Rondo Malcolm Arnold (b.1921) Arr. John P. Paynter
Rainbow Ripples George Hamilton Green (1893-1970) Arr. Floyd E. Werle Featuring xylophone soloist—Kris Olsen
The Glory of the Yankee Navy John Philip Sousa (1854-1932)
John Williams: Evening At Pops arr. John Higgin

Spring 2003 Director Lewis Larson

Star Spangled Banner Arr. Henry Fillmore
Universal Judgement (symphonic poem) Camille De Nardis (Arr. Antonio Cafarella)
Nimrod from “Enigma Variations” Edward Elgar (1857-1934) (Arr. Alfred Reed)
Concerto in B-flat for Two Trumpets Antonio Vivaldi (1678-1741) (Arr. Philip J. Lang)
1st Movement-Allegro Featured trumpets — Dr. Michael Morris and Mr. Berge Johnson
Four Scottish Dances Malcolm Arnold (b. 1921) (Arr. by John Paynter)
I. Pesante
II. Vivace
The Sinfonians (symphonic march) Clifton Williams (1923-1 976)
Third Suite Robert E. Jager (b. 1939)
I. March
II. Waltz
Chimes of Liberty Edwin Franko Goldman (1878-1956)
Concerto in A minor, Op.l6 Edward Grieg (1843-1907) (Transcribed by 0. F. Bain)
1st Movement-Allegro Moderato Piano soloist - Shayla Schaefe

Fall 2002 Director Lewis Larson

Star Spangled Banner arr. Fillmore
English Dances Malcomb Arnold, arr. Johnstone
I. Andantino
II. Vivace
III. Mesto
IV. Allegro
In A Gentle Rain from Wilson Suite Robert W. Smith Brock Duncan, Euphonium soloist
William Byrd Suite Gordon Jacob
1. The Earl of Oxford’s March
3. Jhon Come Kiss Me Now
5. Wolsey’s Wild
6. The Bells

March of the Belgian Parachutists Pierre Leemans arr. Charles Wiley
This Is My Father’s World Frank L Shepherd arr. Fred Allen
First Suite in Eb Gustav Holst
I. Chaconne
II. Intermezzo
III. March
Tuba Tiger Rag (tuba feature) arr. Henderson-Marshall
The Ascension Composed and Arranged by Robert W. Smith (from the “Divine Comedy”)

Spring 2002 Director Lewis Larson

Star Spangled Banner John Philip Sousa
Strike Up The Band Gershwin -arr. Paynter
Molly On The Shore Percy Grainger
Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night Elliot Del Borgo
Just For Fun (trumpets & drums) Victor Herbert
Variations On A Scandinavian Sailor’s Song J. Robert Hanso

Fall 2001 Director Lewis Larson

Star Spangled Banner Francis Scott Key
Let The Light Shine Frank Bencriscutto
Blessed Are They. Johannes Brahms
Light Cavalry (overture) Franz von Suppe (1819-1896)
A Trumpeter’s Lullaby Leroy Anderson (1909-1975) featuring Dr. Mike Morris, trumpet soloist
Procession of Nobles Nicholas Rimsky-Korsakov (1844-1908)
Theme from “The Apartment” Charles Williams featuring Stephanie Vossen, piano soloist
Parade of the Tall Ships Jay A. Chattaway
Entry March of the Boyares Johan Halvorson
Symphony #1, “The Lord of the Rings”. Johan de Meij Movement I--”Gandalf” (The Wizard)
America, The Beautiful Samuel Ward

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