Lafayette Citizens Band Home Page
William D. Kisinger, Musical Director
Lafayette Citizens Band, 216 N. 4th Street, Suite 201, Lafayette, IN 47901
Phone: 765-423-BAND (2263), Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Lafayette Citizens Band's Memorial Day concert is just around the corner! The LCB opens its 2017 season on Monday, May 29, at Riehle Plaza, 2nd and Main Streets, in downtown Lafayette. The concert starts at 7:30 pm, and features the "Fanfare for a Ceremonial Occasion" by Albert Ketelbey, Morton Gould's "American Salute", E. E. Bagley's "National Emblem March", and Ryan Nowlin's "Let Freedom Ring" for a patriotic start to the summer. Of course, past and present members of all the branches of service will be recognized when we play the "Armed Forces Salute". And there are other numbers in the concert: Handel's "Water Music", Alfred Reed's "El Camino Real", John Wasson's "Big Band Tribute", and "Selections from Walt Disney's Fantasia. Here is the complete Memorial Day program.
There is construction going on at the corner of 2nd and Columbia Streets, but the parking garage "catty-corner" from the construction is available and free, as are all our concerts. Come early, bring your lawn chair, and enjoy the start of the 2017 season with the Lafayette Citizens Band!
On Sunday, September 25, the Lafayette Citizens Band held its annual meeting at the home of the John Philip Sousa Foundation, owned by Al and Gladys Wright. Musical Director Bill Kisinger reviewed the season, noting that Al Wright, who conducted the band on his 100th birthday in June, was featured on the cover of School Bands & Orchestras magazine, and that Purdue Bands people are applying to the Guinness Book of World's Records to establish Al Wright as the oldest person to conduct a community band. Bill also mentioned the highly successful Stars and Stripes Concert on July 4, and the large audiences we had this year.
On the Lafayette Citizens Band board, the office of President is a one-year term. Keith Adams was thanked for his work over the past year as President, and Harriet Coppoc was thanked for serving as Secretary. and the following new officers were welcomed for the 2016-2017 year:
Leaving the board, besides Keith Adams, were Matt Conaway, Michael Eddy and Rod Ray. Pam Nave was re-elected to a second two-year term. Also, three awards were presented to volunteers. See the picture above for details.
Thanks to those who came, and thanks to our fans for your support throughout the year!
The Lafayette Citizens Band has set up an endowment fund with the Greater Lafayette Community Foundation to ensure our security for the future. Endowment funds are intended to be long term investment accounts and once the fund is large enough, we will draw the interest for operating expenses. If you would like to donate to our annual fund for operating expenses send a donation check to our office at 216 N. 4th Street, Suite 201, Lafayette, IN 47901. If you would like to donate to our longterm future through the endowment fund, then follow the link below and donate online through PayPal or credit card at the Greater Lafayette Community Foundation website. Thank you.
Here are three YouTube videos of the LCB.
These performances are from the LCB's 2010 season opening concert in Long Center on May 20, 2010. The excellent videography is by Kerry England, Hornkraft Productions.
"Hoagy Carmichael in Concert": This medley of Indiana composer Hoagy Carmichael's tunes was commissioned for the LCB's 150th anniversary concert in 1992 from Warren Barker, and premiered at that concert.
"Esprit de Corps":, by Robert Jager. This piece is a fantasy on the Marine Corps hymn.
"George Washington Bicentennial March": This John Philip Sousa march was written to commemorate the 200th anniversary of George Washington's birth, and was the last march Sousa composed before his death in 1932.
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