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July 22 - "The Wild, Wild West"

American Legion March……..……………Charles Parker
                        
The Cowboys………………………John Williams/Curnow

New Mexico March……………………John Philip Sousa

Home Sweet Home…………………………T.H. Rollinson
Neil Broeker, Alto Sax Solo

How the West Was Won……….Alfred Newman/Hawkins

Don't Fence Me In………………Cole Porter/Charlie Rose
"The F.R.O.G.S:” John Anderson, Al Temby,  Charlie Rose,
Johnny Bowers,  Chuck Couch,  Colin Craig, Mike Lantz & Gordon Smith

Oklahoma (Selections)...Rodgers & Hammerstein/ Bennett 

Livery Stable Blues…………………Ray Lopez / Rhodes
The Retired Rum-Runners Dixieland Jazz Band

Daughters of Texas…………………...John Philip Sousa

Star Spangled Banner…………………Sousa-Damrosch




The F.R.O.G.S. Barbershop “Quartet”

F.R.O.G.S. stands for “Four Really Old Guys Singing” but is actually a double barbershop quartet formed in 2013 as a performing ensemble from the Kokomo Men of Note Barbershop Chorus. They can sing in various combinations as a quartet or together as an octet and have appeared at several venues and for all kinds of occasions in and around the Kokomo and Tipton areas. Their repertoire includes a variety of music from all different eras from the 1800’s to the mid-20h century.  Members of the group are as follows:

John Anderson – Tenor: a retired school teacher and salesman from Tipton.

Al Temby – Tenor: a designer of marching band shows for many high school and college bands in 

Charlie Rose – Lead: a retired Taylor High School music teacher, arranger and composer from Tipton.

Johnny Bowers – Lead: a retiree from Delphi/Delco Electronics Systems and an electrical engineer.

Chuck Couch – Baritone: a retiree from Delphi/Delco Electronic Systems and an actual barber.  

Colin Craig – Baritone: a retiree from Dephi/Delco Electronic Systems in Kokomo and owner/operator of Craig’s Body Shop in Kokomo.

Mike Lantz – Bass: a retired Howard County farmer, school bus driver, construction worker and Habitat for Humanity Volunteer.

Gordon Smith – Bass: a retiree from Delphi/Delco Electronic Systems.
Neil Broeker was born and raised in Kokomo where he began taking piano lessons in third grade, then saxophone lessons in 6th grade and clarinet and flute lessons in high school. While in high school, along with concert, jazz, and marching band, he taught sax and clarinet lessons, and formed his own dance band. A student of Larry Kirkman, he won the Kokomo Symphony Concerto competition and performed with the Kokomo Symphony Orchestra.  

From 1982-86 he attended the prestigious Indiana University School of Music, graduating in 1986 with a Bachelors of Music in Woodwind Studies. While there, as well as continuing study of sax, flute, and clarinet, he also learned to play and studied the oboe and bassoon. He considers himself very fortunate to be able to spend 4 years studying privately with world renown classical saxophonist Dr. Eugene Rousseau. Or saxophone teachers at IU include Daniel Deffayet, Larry Teal, Jean Lansing, Dr. Kenneth Fisher, Thomas Liley, Michael Jacobson, and Fumiyoshi Miyazawa.  He also studyed privately with, and spend 3 years in the big band of esteemed jazz educator David Baker.

Neil continues to play professionally, recently,  performing and touring with Andy Williams in Branson, MO,

Starting in Jan. of 2003, Neil spent a little over a year apprenticing and performing woodwind instrument repair at Musician's Repair and Sales in Indianapolis, IN. While in Indianapolis he was able to spend time learning instrument repair with master repair technician Ning Pan. After moving back to Branson, MO in 2004, while playing shows at night, he spent time adding to his repair knowledge through study on his own, and frequent trips to The Woodwind Corner to watch and learn from Mike and Joel Lomax.
 
Neil currently resides in Avon, IN, (a suburb of Indianapolis), playing, teaching, and doing repair work.

Broeker has been playing professionally for 30 years and has performed in a wide range of settings from amusement parks, cruise ships, theaters, studios, PBS specials, and big bands, to touring internationally with Andy Williams.

From 2009 until present, he has been performing in the orchestra at Beef and Boards dinner theater in Indianapolis, IN.

Some of the people and groups Neil has worked with include:

Andy Williams
Ann-Margret
Lawrence Welk Orchestra
Glen Campbell
Louise Mandrell
Bobby Vinton
Glenn Miller Orchestra
Artie Shaw Orchestra
Nelson Riddle Orchestra
Les Brown Orchestra
Tommy Dorsey Orchestra
Eddie Howard Orchestra
Indianapolis Jazz Orchestra
Pete Fountain
The Lennon Sisters
Pat Boone
Red Buttons
Diahann Carrol
Sid Caesar and Imogene Coca
Charo
Petula Clark
Phyllis Diller
The 5th Dimension
Frank Gorshin
Jack Jones
Shirley Jones
Carol Lawrence
Jerry Lewis
Al Martino
Lou Rawls
Jim Stafford
Connie Stevens
Toni Tenille
Fred Travalena
Jerry Vale
Jerry Van Dyke
Ben Vereen
 

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