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2015 Winter Concert is Sunday, February 22 at 2 PM
"Songs in the Key of Blue"
Conducted by Jay Gephart, Artistic Director - Kokomo Park Band
Featuring Pianist Barb Hobbs - "Rhapsody in Blue" 
and the College Student Soloist Competition Winner
                               Kokomo High School Auditorium

The Kokomo Park Band is pleased to offer our free concerts thanks to the generosity of our friends and supporters in the community.

Public is Invited

Kokomo Park Band Soloist Competition

College Division

Sunday, November 23, 2014a at 3:45 PM

First Evangelical Presbyterian Church

2000 W. Jefferson Road

Kokomo, Indiana

Morceau de Concert………….....………………………….....Camille Saint-Saens

Rebecca Salo - Horn

                       

Concerto No. 1 in f minor, 1st mvt………………….….…Carl Maria Von Weber

Angela Church – Clarinet

Concertino…………..………………………………….….……………C. Chaminade

Caroline York - Flute

Concerto, 5th mvt……………………..…………………………….David Maslanka

Drew Montgomery – Alto Saxophone

Portrait of a Trumpet…..…...…………………………………….…Sammy Nestico

Adam Eaton - Trumpet

Blue Bells of Scotland………...……………………..…………..……Arthur Pryor

Adam Ashmore – Trombone

Tableaux De Provence…………………………….…………..……..Paule Maurice

Lukas Charles Stafford – Alto Saxophone

Concertino………………………………………..…………..Carl Maria Von Weber

Logan Harness – Clarinet

 Carmen Fantasie……….……………….……………….…….…….Francois Borne

Clara Loisch – Flute

Solo de Concours………….…………………………….……………Henri Rabaud

Conner Hall – Alto Saxophone

Announcement of the College Division Winner

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The College Division Winner will be awarded $300.00 and will perform their solo on the Kokomo Park Band Winter Concert on Sunday February 22, 2015

 

The cash award will be given at the Kokomo Park Band Winter Concert, which is free and open to the general public – be sure to come!  Location will be at the

 Kokomo High School Auditorium.





REVIEW OF 2014 SUMMER CONCERT SEASON:
Check back for more details about the upcoming 2015 season.
      
  Click on concert date for additional information

June 11th, 2014 – “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, 2014 – “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, 2014 – “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, 2014 – "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, 2014 – Big Band Night, Larry McWilliams, Guest Conductor
Director - Ball State University Jazz Ensembles (retired)
Cherresa Lawson and Gary Wallyn, vocalists

July 16, 2014 – “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, 2014 – “Broadway Night,”  John Huntoon, Guest Conductor
Jazz Band Director and Asst. Band Director, Anderson University
Vocalists Diana Huntoon, Gary Wallyn and friends
 
July 30th, 2014 – “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

  • Gephart named KPB Artistic Director Jay S. Gephart, Director of Purdue University’s Marching Band and Wind Ensemble, has accepted the position of Artistic Director of the Kokomo Park Band. The vacancy was the result of the recent passing of the previous Artistic Director, Steve Rhodes who conducted the band for over 24 years.  In his acceptance letter to the KPB Board of Directors and Executive Committee, Professor Gephart offered the following statement: “It is with great pride and honor that I assume the role of Artistic Director of the Kokomo Park Band.  I have had the pleasure of guest conducting this fine group several times throughout my career and I knew, from the moment I stepped on the podium, the band was something very ...
    Posted Nov 21, 2014, 4:12 PM by Keith Whitford
  • 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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