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FORUM WEEK 1,991-Sioux Falls Municpal Band

by Jon Michaels

Public Affairs Director, Jon Michaels, interviews Conductor, Christopher Hill, and principal cornet player, Tyler Nettestad about this summers concerts.

The Sioux Falls Municipal Band, one of the oldest and most prestigious bands in the nation, has been performing without interruption since 1919. The bands performances begin with the Armed Forces Day Celebration in May each season and continue through early August. Special events include the Flag Day performance at Veterans Memorial Park, the Mayors Fourth of July Picnic, the Jaycees annual 4th of July Celebration, and an indoor concert at the historic Orpheum Theater.

17,000 people annually attend the 36 concerts which include two performances each Sunday, and additional performances during the week. Guest performers have included world-renowned opera singer Emily Lodine, regionally noted singers Gabriel Rivero, Tammy Roberts, Sarah Schreck, and Kelly Keyser, instrumentalists Carl Hallstrom, Emily Brandel and Tyler Nettestad, and childrens entertainer Phil Baker, as well as other highly talented performers.

Band members are selected and are compensated for their services. For more information concerning the band, please contact Chris Hill at 605-332-0867.

About the Bandmaster

Christopher Hill, Bandmaster, is well known to the Sioux Falls audiences for his performances with the South Dakota Symphony, Dakota Wind Quintet and other groups. He has performed nationally and internationally with some of the worlds most prestigious musical organizations. He holds Bachelors and Masters of Music degrees from Temple University.

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Sioux Falls Municipal Band 2014 Season

Date Time Location Theme
5/17 10 a.m. VA Hospital Armed Forces Day
5/26 10 a.m. VA Hospital Memorial Day
6/1 8 p.m. Terrace Park Grand Opening!
6/8 3 p.m. McKennan Park Hills and Valleys
6/8 8 p.m. Terrace Park Out of This World
6/10 7:30 p.m. Dow Rummel Village Victrola Voyage
6/14 10 a.m. Veterans Park True Heroes
6/15 3 p.m. McKennan Park Childrens Concert with Phil Baker
6/15 8 p.m. Terrace Park Lets Dance
6/17 7:30 p.m. Touchmark at All Saints Circus
6/22 3 p.m. McKennan Park Play That Funky Oboe, Hot Boys
6/22 8 p.m. Terrace Park Paul Hoy Circus
6/24 7:30 p.m. Sunnycrest What Does the Sax Say?
6/29 3 p.m. Trail Ridge For Sail
6/29 8 p.m. Terrace Park Les Mis, The Wiz, and Other Broadway Favorites
7/1 7 p.m. Veterans Park S.D.125 Years Old!
7/2 7 p.m. Greenway Amphitheater A Night on the River
7/4 11:30 a.m. Falls Park/Mayors Picnic American Pride
7/6 3 p.m. Good Samaritan Village Music from the USA
7/6 8 p.m. Terrace Park Big Band
7/8 7:30 p.m. The Inn on Westport The Zoo
7/13 3 p.m. McKennan Park Having an Eight-Track Mind
7/13 8 p.m. Terrace Park Go Big or Go Home
7/15 7:30 p.m. Bethany Lutheran Say it With Awe: The Clarinet
7/17 7:30 p.m. Active Generations Cruisin After the Car Show
7/20 3 p.m. McKennan Park On Fire! (Featuring Sioux Falls Oldest Fire Truck!)
7/20 8 p.m. Terrace Park Heavy Metal: The Low Brass
7/22 7:30 p.m. Good Samaritan Center Swing: It Dont Mean a Thing, If . . .
7/27 3 p.m. Primrose Tute a Flute
7/27 8 p.m. Terrace Park Sousa with Keith Brion (Rain site: Orpheum Theater)
7/29 7:30 p.m. Good Sam. Luther Manor Corno-copia
8/3 3 p.m. McKennan Park Rain Date
8/3 8 p.m. Terrace Park Grand Finale (Rain site: Orpheum Theater)
8/6 7 p.m. Greenway Amphitheater Encore Performance/A Little Band Music