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July 25 - Shall We Dance

2017 Summer Season 

7 PM Pre-Concert with performance teams from the Indiana National Guard Band; Bruce Knepper - Trumpet Soloist
Retired Rum Runners Jazz Band

 w/ John Huntoon, Trombone Soloist; Sally Duke, vocalist

Dr. Jeffery Doebler, Guest Conductor; Tammy Lively - Announcer; Multicultural Youth Rhythm Ensemble (demo at 7:17); High School Solo Competition Winner; KHCPL Bookmobile 6:00-8:00 PM

THE DIMINUENDOS vocal group; Albert Shockey Marine Corps League Color Guard. Keith Whitford, trumpet soloist

           featuring the area’s finest H.S. students; "Wildcat Valley Fanfare"- a tribute to Howard County

Hosted by Kokomo Civic Theater; Joan White - Violin Soloist

Kokomo Men of Note Barbershop Chorus

February 21, 2016 - Winter Concert: February Celebrations"A Tribute to U.S. Presidents &  Black History" featuring Dr. Robert Lee (narrator), "Sachmo" trumpeter Bruce Knepper, Rachel Jordan, clarinetist and winner of the 2016 KPB College Solo Competition.

Celebrating area activities for the summer season and features the Kokomo Jackrabbits mascot, a trumpet trio featuring 3 Howard County Band Directors, vocalist Sally Duke and the Retired Rum-Runners Dixieland Band

JUNE 15, 2016 - “The British Invasion”
An evening of music from the British Isles ranging from Vaughn Williams to the Beatles. Featuring Todd McCready, Euphonium Soloist.

JUNE 22, 2016 - “Spotlight on Youth”
Showcasing the Multi-Cultural Youth Rhythm Workshop Ensemble directed by Art Reiner (beginning at 7:15) and Noah Connolly, the KPB High School Student Soloist Competition Winner. on English Horn

JUNE 29, 2016 - From Sea to Shining Sea 
Celebraings the “4th of July” with this patriotic program featuring the Albert E. Shockey Marine Corps League Color Guard and the Kokomo Park Singers. The program recognized our military veterans, and provides a musical tribute to our nation and its people. 

JULY 6, 2016 - Big Band Night
Anderson University's Director of Jazz Ensembles John Huntoon leading the KPB Swing Orchestra, a hybrid group of the region’s finest jazz musicians with vocalists Gary Wallyn, Cheressa Lawson and special guest vocalist Erin Benedict.

JULY 13, 2016 - Side By Side
Outstanding high school musicians performing alongside seasoned professionals in a program led by celebrated guest conductor Brayer Teague. Featuring Sergeant Kyle Kemps, USMC, Clarinet Soloist.

From the Broadway stage to Dixieland Jazz, this concert taps into the music that has pleased audiences for generations. 
Featuring flutist Trudy Whitford. 

Beginning at 7PM, children may explore various instruments at the “Instrument Petting Zoo.”

JULY 27, 2016 - “Indiana Bicentennial Celebration” 
This season grand finale extravaganza features the Kokomo Men of Note Barbershop Chorus, vocalist Gary Wallynthe Retired Rum Runners Dixie Band and Purdue’s Golden Girl.

 Feb. 22, 2015 - Winter Concert - "Songs in the Key of Blue"

Jay Gephart, Conductor and Artistic Director

Clara Loisch, flute (College Solo Competition Winner)
Sally Duke, vocalist
Barbara Hobbs, Piano on "Rhapsody in Blue"
2PM, Kokomo High School Auditorium

featuring the KPB French Horn Section and the Retired Rum-Runners Dixieland Band

Charlotte Kunz, Piccolo Soloist

Stephen Pratt (Indiana University), Guest Conductor; Youth Multicultural Rhythm Ensemble; Jamie Edwards, Flute-KPB High School Solo Competition Winner

Major William Browne (Culver Academies), Conductor
Albert E. Shockey Detachment of the Marine Corps League 

A Salute to Indiana Jazz
"Mo" Trout,conductor (Director of Jazz, Purdue)
Vocalists Gary Wallyn and Cherresa Lawson

July 15
, 2015- - "Side By Side Concert
Matt Conaway, Guest Composer/Conductor
William Schmidt, Tuba Soloist

Neil Broeker, Alto Sax Soloist
The F.R.O.G.S. (Double Male Vocal Quartet)
and the Retired Rum-Runners Dixieland Band

Jennifer Kirkman, Bassoon Soloist
Kokomo Men of Note Barbershop Chorus

William Browne, Conductor
Cecily Terhune, Alto Saxophone (College Solo Competition Winner)

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