This Saturday evening will begin The 133 season for the El Dorado Springs Municipal Band begins Saturday, June 1. Concerts will be held from 8-9 p.m. every Friday and Saturday night and 2-3 p.m. Sunday afternoons. All concerts are free to the public and band members invite everyone to come listen to three great concerts each weekend.

There will be special programs planned throughout the summer including K.L. King Night, a concert dedicated to the memory of Lillian Sunderwirth, Father’s Day, Movie Night, John Phillip Sousa Night, Christmas in July complete with Santa, the Picnic and playing for the residents at the nursing home. Band members would be honored by your presence as we begin our summer of weekend entertainment when you come to listen to the band play on. The band welcomes your suggestions and feedback, so feel welcome to let manager Teri Biddlecome know songs you would like to hear and any thoughts or ideas you have to make band performances more fun and enjoyable for everyone.

We have many returning veteran players this summer as well as a few new members. Band members include:  flute – Tracy Lanser, Gyla Holz, Sarah Holz, Susan Fox; clarinet – Travis Cameron, Hunter Jacobs, Cary Chambers, Spencer Dooley, Lynn Fredricksen, Xu Shang, Libby Toliver, Blake Carnahan; saxophone – Morgan Toliver, Kayte Henson, Abbi Baldwin, Caleb Alexander, Harleigh Rapp; cornet – Mark Koca, David Capps, Alan Koca, Ron Marsh, Ethan Roberts, Ben Vickers, Alex Posey; trombone – Steve Banks, Brent Hillsman, Elbert Biddlecome, Teri Biddlecome; baritone – Rebecca Keltner, Jordan White; tuba – Duane Perkins; French horn – Jonathan Holz; percussion – Jalen Julian, Michael Fox, Noah Marsh; conductor – Gary Hardison; and band manager – Teri Biddlecome.

Saturday, June 1, playlist: “The Band Played On,” “Tennessee Waltz,” “101 Book,” “Blue Book,” “Moon River,” “Armed Forces Salute,” “Polka,” “Trombones,” “Flute Choice,” “Pretty Baby,” “Sleepy Time Gal,” “Kansas City,” “Down by the Riverside,” “Ramblin’ Rose” and “God Bless America.”

Sunday, June 2, playlist: “You Are My Sunshine,” “When the Saints Go Marching In,” “You’re A Grand Old Flag,” “I Left My Heart in San Francisco,” “Missouri Waltz,” “Polka,” “Trombones,” “Basin Street Blues,” “Clarinet Choice,” “Sacred Book,” “This Land is Your Land,” “Cruising Down the River,” “Amazing Grace,” “God Bless America” and “The StarSpangled Banner.”

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