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  2014 Summer Concerts Continue Thru July 30
The Kokomo Park Band is pleased to offer this series of free concerts thanks to the generosity of our friends and supporters in the community.
      
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June 11th – “A Tribute to the Maestro,” Jay Gephart, Guest Conductor Director of Bands, Purdue University
Stacy Maugans, Alto Saxophone
Sally Duke, Vocalist
Sponsored by Community First Bank of Indiana


June 18th – “Family Movie Night," Ishbah Cox, Guest Conductor
Assistant Band Director, Purdue University
Dan Healton, Clarinet
For kids: Instrument petting zoo beginning at 7PM
Instruments provided by Sound of Music


June 25th – “Spotlight on Youth,” Roby George, Guest Conductor - Director of Bands, Indiana State University
Heather Wright, Bassoon
Youth Rhythm Workshop Ensemble (beginning at 7:15)

July 2nd – "Patriotic Extravaganza," Major William Browne, Conductor - Director of Music, Culver Academies
Bruce Knepper, Trumpet
Albert E. Shockey detachment of the Marine Corps League

July 9 – Big Band Night, Larry McWilliams, Guest Conductor
Director - Ball State University Jazz Ensembles (retired)
Cherresa Lawson and Gary Wallyn, vocalists

July 16 – “Side by Side,” Commander Allen Beck, Guest Conductor - Director of U. S. Navy Band, Washington D.C. (retired)
Duo: John Huntoon, trombone & Keith Whitford, cornet
 
July 23rd – “Broadway Night,”  John Huntoon, Guest Conductor
Jazz Band Director and Asst. Band Director, Anderson University
Vocalists Diana Huntoon, Gary Wallyn and friends
 
July 30th – “International Night,” Dr. Robert Grechesky, Guest Conductor Director of Bands, Butler University 
Trudy Whitford, Flute
Kokomo Men of Note Barbershop Chorus
 

Concerts begin at 8 PM and usually last an hour.
Limited seating is available,  but we suggest bringing lawn chairs.
In case of rain, concerts will be held at Kokomo High School.


  

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News Notes

  • Rhodes served as KPB Music Director for 24 years. Steve Rhodes served as the Music Director of the Kokomo Park Band from 1989 until March of this year.   Before stepping up to the podium, he served in the band as a trombone and euphonium player and was actively involved in the incorporation of the organization.   His function in the band went well beyond what was seen by the public.   Not only did Steve carefully plan each program, but he also custom arranged hundreds of selections to render them more effective for the audience and more suitable to the size, instrumentation, and specific players in the KPB.   He also helped to line up guest artists and to recruit musicians who traveled up to 90 miles to play under his baton ...
    Posted Jun 20, 2014, 7:12 PM by Keith Whitford
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