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June 18th – “Family Movie Night, “  Ishbah Cox, Guest Conductor
Assistant Band Director, Purdue University


Ishbah Cox is an Assistant Professor of Bands at Purdue University. His duties include assisting with the Purdue “All-American” Marching Band, Director of Symphonic and Concert Bands, Director of the Boiler Box Band (The Official Band for the Women’s Volleyball Team), and is the Director / Founder of the Purdue University Brass Choir.
Along with his duties as a director of numerous ensembles at Purdue, you can hear many of his band arrangements performed by the Purdue athletic bands. Mr. Cox's arrangements are published by The Devmusic Company.

A native of Notasulga, Alabama, Mr. Cox received his Bachelor’s Degree in Music Education from Auburn University where he served as drum major with the Auburn University Marching Band for two seasons. His Master’s Degree is in Music Performance on Euphonium. from the University of Alabama. He is currently pursuing a Doctorate of Arts in Wind Conducting at Ball State University.  

Mr. Cox has appeared as a Guest Conductor with the Ball State University Summer Band, the Auburn University Symphonic Honor Band Festival Feb. 2010, the Indiana Bandmasters Association High School District Honor Band and will be leading the University of South Alabama’s Symphonic and Concert Band in 2012. Mr. Cox also appeared as Guest Conductor with the Purdue University Symphony Orchestra on their Easter European Tour in 2011.

Prior to his appointment at Purdue, Mr. Cox taught at Hunters Lane High School in Nashville, Tennessee and Fountain Central Jr. / Sr. High School in Veedersburg, Indiana.  He and his wife Monica, an Assistant Professor of Engineering Education at Purdue, met at a high school band camp.

In his spare time in the summer Mr. Cox also plays in the euphonium section of the Kokomo Park Band when his busy schedule allows.

Kokomo Park Band Program
Wednesday, June 18, 2014 – 8:00 p.m.
Highland Park Stage, Kokomo

“Family Night at the Movies”

Pre-Concert Activity: Instrument Petting Zoo for Kids at 7:00 PM
Instruments provided courtesy of Sound of Music

American Legion March…………………………………....………Charles Parker  

English Folk Song Suite…………………………………..Ralph Vaughn Williams

March – Seventeen Come Sunday
March - Folk Songs from Somerset
Intermezzo - My Bonny Boy

Do You Know What it Means to Miss New Orleans…………arr. Steve Rhodes

Victor's Tale from “The Terminal”……………………...…………..John Williams 

Dan Healton, Clarinet

The Wizard of Oz…………….………………….Harold Arlen /arr. James Barnes

Suite from “Dark Knight Rises”……….………....……Hans Zimmer /arr. Lopez

Alexander’s Ragtime Band………………………..…………….arr. Steve Rhodes

The Retired Run-Runners Dixieland Jazz Band

Symphonic Highlights from “Frozen”……hristophe Beck/ arr. Stephen Bulla

Star Spangled Banner…………………………………….…arr. Sousa- Damrosch

Ishbah Cox, Conductor

Curt Alexander, Announcer


Daniel Healton
is a 1999 graduate of Eastern High School and is a former student of Larry and Jennifer Kirkman. He  has been playing bass clarinet and clarinet in the Kokomo Park Band since his 1997. Daniel earned his Bachelors of Music Performance degree in clarinet from Indiana University where he studied with Howard Klug and won the I.U. School of Music Dean’s Award for excellence in performance. While working towards a masters degree at Ball State he taught clarinet and coached woodwind ensembles. He has performed with the Bloomington Camerata Orchestra, the Bloomington Pops Orchestra, the Indianapolis Chamber Orchestra, Muncie Symphony, Lafayette Symphony, the Kokomo Symphony and is a frequent sub in the Indianapolis Symphony.   Healton currently maintains a woodwind instructional studio in Kokomo, is a music instructor at Western Schools and performs regularly in the Ft. Wayne Philharmonic Orchestra.  He is the founder and music director of an area youth wind ensemble known as “AIR.”
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