Concerts from 2005

July 6, 2005






Saturday, March 12, 2005

North American Brass Band Association competition; Pheasant Run resort, St. Charles, Illinois
NABBA contest held annually since 1983; features many of the premier brass bands in the country and is open to brass bands who are members of NABBA;

consists of five levels of competition, approximately 25 total bands in competition.
competed and won 1st place at Explorer level; only band entered at that level.


Festival Fanfare; M. Forbes

First Suite in Eb; Holst, arr. Wilkinson (test piece)

Last Spring: E. Greig, arr. Curnow

Arsenal; Jan Van der Roost, arr. De Haske

Death or Glory; R. B. Hall, arr. R. Smith


Saturday, September 24, 2005

fall concert
Calvary United Methodist Church, Normal

program featured Sound of Illinois chorus as guest artists


Arsenal; Jan Van der Roost

First Suite in Eb; Gustav Holst, arr. Wilkinson

Badinage; Kevin Norbury (Dr. Michael Forbes, tuba soloist)

Motivations; Anne McGinty

Armed Forces Salute; Stephen Bulla

Battle Hymn of  the Republic; arr. Byron Yasul, trans. T. Ludwig (with chorus)


Monday, September 26, 2005

Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve Patriot Week ceremony
downtown Bloomington

performed in ceremony to honor returning National Guard and Reserve troops, and the employers who are maintaining and opening jobs for them



Friday, December 9, 2005

holiday concert
Calvary United Methodist Church, Normal


Russian Christmas Music; Alfred Reed, arr. David Leppla

Deck The Halls (trombone quartet)

O Come All Ye Faithful (trombone quartet)

Rhapsody for Hannukah; Stephen Bulla

Christmas Jazz Medley (tuba/euphonium quartet)

Three Kings Swing; William Himes

White Christmas; arr. Mark Freen

Prelude & Fugue for Christmas (brass tentet)

Festive Cheer (brass tentet)

O Holy Night; Adolphe Adam, arr. Stephen Bulla (soprano soloist: Wendy Moss)

Christmas Crackers; Ray Woodfield


Saturday, December 17, 2005

Sounds of Christmas community concert
State Farm Insurance Co., Corporate Headquarters, Bloomington

sponsored by State Farm and The Music Shoppe







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