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  Press Release: July 23: 2 Gals & a Guitar (7/18/2014)  

PRESS RELEASE

July 2014

For Immediate Release

Contact:

Bob Fuson

fgps@artsincorporated.org

402-477-8008

Presenting: 2 Gals & a Guitar

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

12 noon - 1 p.m.

Lincoln Community Foundation Garden

Join 2 Gals & a Guitar for the fourth July concert of the 2014 Lincoln Community Foundation Garden Performance Series on Wednesday, July 23 from noon to 1:00 p.m.

In the 1980s, these musicians rocked the Midwest as the Star City Players, performing harmony-laden tunes by groups such as Heart, Fleetwood Mac and Pat Benatar. Today, they are doing their own versions of those classic hits, along with current songs by artists such as Sheryl Crow, Sting, and Norah Jones. Female vocals are backed by the beauty of the electric guitar and percussion of a cajon.

Free and open to the public!

The Lincoln Community Foundation Garden is located at 1415 "N" Street in Lincoln. These free public concerts are a 29 year tradition and bring hundreds of audience members each week to enjoy their lunch hour with great entertainment, fresh air, free wifi, and relaxation, in a lovely garden setting.

For the most current information about the series, including photos and video, visit our Facebook page.


For more information please see the LCFGPS Home Page.

  Press Release: A Night of Classics: Classic Cars on Display (7/16/2014)  

PRESS RELEASE

July 2014

For Immediate Release

Contact:

Lincoln Municipal Band

402-477-7899

Arts Incorporated

A Night of Classics:

Classic Cars on Display

featuring Ben Arunski, tuba

Lincoln, NE - The Lincoln Municipal Band will present its fourth concert of the 2014 Summer Concert Series on Sunday, July 27, 2014 at 7:00 p.m. with a concert entitled "A Night of Classics: Classic Cars on Display" conducted by Carolyn Barber. The concert will feature favorites including "Motor King," "Selections from 'Carmen'," "Salute to Motown," and "Three Dance Episodes from 'On The Town'." Bring a picnic dinner and enjoy a beautiful evening of music, family, and friends!

The Lincoln Municipal Band will also be joined by tuba soloist Ben Arunski. Ben will perform "The Carnival of Venice." There will also be a display of classic cars by the Flatwater Austin-Healey Club.

All Lincoln Municipal Band concerts are held at the John Shildneck Memorial Bandshell in Antelope Park and are FREE and open to the public.

Carolyn Barber

Dr. Carolyn Barber earned degrees in horn performance from Northwestern and Yale Universities, and earned her doctorate in conducting as a student of John P. Paynter and Victor Yampolsky. In 2001, she was appointed Director of Bands at UNL and was elevated to the rank of full professor in 2013. Dr. Barber has received numerous awards for musical and academic achievement, including a National Band Association Citation of Excellence, and the Distinguished Teaching Award for the Hixson-Lied College of Fine and Performing Arts at UNL. Dr. Barber maintains an active schedule as a guest conductor and clinician throughout the United States.

Benjamin Arunski, tuba, was born in St. Louis and grew up in Shenandoah, Iowa. He received his Bachelor of Music degree from Northwestern University and his Master of Music with Distinction from the Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester, England. Ben is an avid cyclist and can be found pedaling through all weather conditions, though he occasionally leaves the trails for sushi, the ballet, or time with his wife and one-year-old. He has played with the Lincoln Symphony, Orchestra Omaha, Desford Colliery Band, Big Brass tubajazz ensemble, and Blast! at Epcot, Disney World Florida. Ben is active in the Lincoln Municipal Band, the rock band Midwest Dilemma, and the cross-genre works of the Apollon theater.


For more information please see the LMB Home Page.

  Press Release: Box Office Favorites: Marquee Melodies (7/15/2014)  

PRESS RELEASE

July 2014

For Immediate Release

Contact:

Lincoln Municipal Band

402-477-7899

Arts Incorporated

Box Office Favorites:

Marquee Melodies

featuring Bob Snider, percussion

Lincoln, NE - The Lincoln Municipal Band will present its third concert of the 2014 Summer Concert Series on Sunday, July 20, 2014 at 7:00 p.m. with a concert entitled "Box Office Favorites: Marquee Melodies" conducted by Tony Falcone. The concert will feature movie favorites including "March from 1941," "Selections from My Fair Lady," "How the West Was Won," and "March from Midway." Bring a picnic dinner and enjoy a beautiful evening of music, family, and friends!

The Lincoln Municipal Band will also be joined by percussion soloist Bob Snider. Bob will perform "Baguettes de Xylophone et band" and "Dame d'Espagne."

All Lincoln Municipal Band concerts are held at the John Shildneck Memorial Bandshell in Antelope Park and are FREE and open to the public.

Anthony M. Falcone is the Associate Director of Bands at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. His duties include directing the Cornhusker Marching Band, conducting the Symphonic Band, teaching instrumental arranging, and assisting with the administration of all university bands. He is also active in the Percussion Studio, teaching lessons, and conducting the Percussion Ensemble.

Mr. Falcone is very active as a marching and concert band clinician, arranger, and adjudicator for school music programs throughout the country. He serves regularly as a guest conductor for honor bands and his clinics have been received at several state conventions and the Midwest Clinic in Chicago. Arranger's Publishing Company and Alfred Publications have published his arrangements. Locally he is a member of the Plymouth Brass, and a regular performer with the Lincoln Municipal Band, and Lincoln's Symphony Orchestra.

Robert C. Snider, a native of Lincoln, received his Bachelor of Music from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and Master of Music from Indiana University of Pennsylvania. Robert served with the United States Navy Band in Washington D.C. starting in 1981 and attaining the position of Master Chief Musician. His assignments ranged from the percussion section and timpanist with the concert band to drummer with the band's country ensemble "Country Current." Robert served as the band's National Tour Director starting in 1996. He was responsible for coordinating an eight member staff and handling the logistical and financial details for all national tours, scheduling in excess of 200 concert dates annually.

In addition to his work with the United States Navy, Robert has served as a clinician for and member of the Education Committee for the Percussive Arts Society and has published numerous articles in The Percussive Notes, The Percussionist, Band Directors Guide and Band World Magazine. Recently retired from a distinguished thirty-year career with the US Navy, Robert is an active freelance percussionist in the Washington D.C. area. Robert and his wife Ann have two children, David and Erin.


For more information please see the LMB Home Page.

  Press Release: Picnic in the Park: Bring the Whole Family (7/8/2014)  

PRESS RELEASE

July 2014

For Immediate Release

Contact:

Lincoln Municipal Band

402-477-7899

Arts Incorporated

Picnic in the Park:

Bring the Whole Family

Lincoln, NE - The Lincoln Municipal Band will present its second performance of the 2014 Summer Concert Series on Sunday, July 13, 2014 at 7:00 p.m. with a concert entitled "Picnic in the Park: Bring the Whole Family," conducted by music director Bob Krueger. This concert will feature exciting favorites including "The Fairest of the Fair," "Overture to the Barber of Seville," "Harry Potter Symphonic Suite," and "Children's March." Bring a picnic dinner and enjoy a beautiful evening of music, family, and friends!

The Lincoln Municipal Band will also be joined by soloist Terry Rush on trombone. He will perform "Annie Laurie" by Arthur Pryor. The announcer for the evening will be Charlie Brogan of KFOR Radio.

All Lincoln Municipal Band concerts are held at the John Shildneck Memorial Bandshell in Antelope Park and are FREE and open to the public.

Bob Krueger is a graduate of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln (B.M.E in 1984 and M.M. in 1994), Mr. Krueger has been a music teacher in the Lincoln Public Schools since 1985. Currently, Mr. Krueger teaches band lessons at Beattie, Kloefkorn and Maxey elementary schools, and directs Jazz Ensemble I and II and the Jazz Combo at Southeast High School. In 1989 Mr. Krueger was named the nation's outstanding young high school band director by the American School Band Directors Association.

In addition to conducting the Lincoln Municipal Band and performing as a member of the band's trumpet section, Mr. Krueger performs with the Nebraska Jazz Orchestra, the Monday Night Big Band, the Nebraska Trumpet Ensemble, and his own jazz combo. He also serves as a clinician and adjudicator throughout the Midwest.

Terry R. Rush just retired from 35 years as a high school orchestra, band and jazz band instructor. His last position was Instrumental Music Director at Lincoln Southwest High School. He was the Director of Instrumental Music at Lincoln High School for twenty five years. His groups have traveled to Florida, Colorado, California, Kansas, Missouri, Illinois and London, England as well as performing at the State Bandmasters Association State Convention numerous times.

Prior to teaching at Lincoln High School Mr. Rush taught at Pius X High School for five years. He has been a member of the Lincoln Symphony for 40 seasons and the Lincoln Municipal Band for 42 years serving as principal trombone as well as guest soloist. In 2001 Mr. Rush was appointed Assistant Director of the Lincoln Municipal Band. In 2002 he was appointed Assistant Music Director of the Lincoln Youth Symphony which has traveled to China, Hungary, Austria, Czech Republic and Italy during his tenure.

Mr. Rush serves as a low brass, jazz, marching and concert band clinician, has directed several conference honor bands as well as an adjudicator and guest soloist throughout the Midwest and has adjudicated for the Youth Music of the World International Band, Jazz Band and Orchestra Festival in Maastricht Holland in April of 1999. Mr. Rush was recently appointed by Youth Music of the World as Executive Director of the Nebraska All Star Band for the annual London New Years Day Parade and Executive Director of the Nebraska Honor Chamber Orchestra to participate in the annual London New Years Day Parade and Music Festival.

Mr. Rush is a past officer on the board of the Nebraska State Bandmasters Association. He is a past winner of the Donald A. Lenz Outstanding Nebraska Bandmaster, recipient of the John Philip Sousa Foundation National Legion of Honor Award and the Nebraska National Guard Medal of Freedom for his support to military music programs. Mr. Rush is the 2010 recipient of the Lincoln Symphony Golden Baton Award.

Mr. Rush and his wife Jacqueline, also a band director with Lincoln Public Schools, have three children, Ben, a Computer Developer and Programmer, Stacey, recently out of the United States Army Music program and Rob, an Iraqi Veteran stationed at Fort Benning, GA with the United States Army.


For more information please see the LMB Home Page.

  Press Release: Monday Night Big Band and Nebraska Jazz Camp concerts next week--join us! (7/7/2014)  

Join us for an exciting week of jazz as the Monday Night Big Band returns and the Nebraska Jazz Camp presents two concerts!

The Nebraska Jazz Camp is next week, July 14-18, and the Nebraska Jazz Camp students will be presenting two concerts for the public showcasing their jazz skills.

Big Band Concert

NJO Jazz Camp

Thursday, July 17, 4:30 PM

O'Donnell Auditorium, Nebraska Wesleyan University

50th & Huntington, Lincoln

Combo Concert

Friday, July 18, 2:00 PM

O'Donnell Auditorium, Nebraska Wesleyan University

50th & Huntington, Lincoln

Admission is free for both concerts. For more information, contact the Nebraska Jazz Camp at (402) 477-8446 or njo@artsincorporated.org.

Spaces are still open to attend Nebraska Jazz Camp, too! If you have a music student in your life, let them know about this terrific opportunity. The camp brochure and registration form can be downloaded here.

The Capital Jazz Society and the Lincoln Community Foundation Garden Performance series will also present jazz events next week.

Monday Night Big Band

Monday, July 14, 7:30 pm

Brewsky's Jazz Underground, in the lower level of Brewsky's Food & Spirits in the Haymarket

201 North 8th Street, Lincoln

Admission is $6 for adults, $5 for students with ID, or $3 if you bring an instrument and sit in with the band.

Nebraska Jazz Combo

Wednesday, July 16, 12:00 pm

Lincoln Community Foundation Garden

1415 N Street, Lincoln

Free and open to the public

For more information about CJS, please contact (402) 477-7899 or cjs@artsincorporated.org.

Nebraska Jazz Camp

You can also find the Nebraska Jazz Camp on Facebook to connect with past campers and get updates on this year's camp. Please forward this email to those who may be interested.


For more information please see the NJO Home Page.

  Press Release: Monday Night Big Band, Nebraska Jazz Camp, and other jazz events this week! (7/7/2014)  

For info, contact:

Nebraska Jazz Orchestra

402-477-8446

The Nebraska Jazz Camp presents two concerts this week along with jazz events from the Capital Jazz Society and the Lincoln Community Foundation Garden Performance Series!

Greetings, friends of the Nebraska Jazz Orchestra!

Next week is the 2014 Nebraska Jazz Camp, giving young musicians an opportunity to learn from the incredible musicians of the Nebraska Jazz Orchestra. The Nebraska Jazz Camp students will present two concerts for the public showcasing their jazz skills:

Big Band Concert

Thursday, July 17, 4:30 pm

O'Donnell Auditorium, Nebraska Wesleyan University

50th & Huntington, Lincoln

Combo Concert

Friday, July 18, 2:00 pm

O'Donnell Auditorium, Nebraska Wesleyan University

50th & Huntington, Lincoln

Admission is free for both concerts. For more information, contact the Nebraska Jazz Camp at (402) 477-8446 or njo@artsincorporated.org.

The Capital Jazz Society and the Lincoln Community Foundation Garden Performance Series will also present jazz events next week.

Monday Night Big Band

Monday, July 14, 7:30 pm

Brewsky's Jazz Underground, in the lower level of Brewsky's Food & Spirits in the Haymarket

201 North 8th Street, Lincoln

Admission is $6 for adults, $5 for students with ID, or $3 if you bring an instrument and sit in with the band

Nebraska Jazz Combo

Wednesday, July 16, 12:00 pm

Lincoln Community Foundation Garden

1415 N. Street

Free and open to the public

Please help spread the word about these wonderful jazz events happening in Lincoln. We hope to see you there!


For more information please see the NJO Home Page.

  Press Release: Capital Jazz Society announces July 14th Monday Night Big Band (7/7/2014)  

PRESS RELEASE

July 2014

For Immediate Release

Contact:

402-477-7899

Capital Jazz Society

Capital Jazz Society announces July 14th performance at Brewsky's

Lincoln, Nebraska--Jazz is back! The Capital Jazz Society announces a special performance for summer 2014 . The Monday Night Big Band will perform on July 14th, 2014.

All events are held at Brewsky's Jazz Underground, 201 North 8th Street, Lincoln, NE, from 7:30 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. Admission is $6 for adults, $5 for students with ID, or $3 if you bring an instrument and sit in with the band. Food and full beverage service is available.

For more information please contact the business office of the Capital Jazz Society, 402-477-7899 or cjs@artsincorporated.org.


For more information please see the CJS Home Page.

  Press Release: July 9: Midwest Dilemma (7/7/2014)  

PRESS RELEASE

June 2014

For Immediate Release

Contact:

Bob Fuson

fgps@artsincorporated.org

402-477-8008

Presenting: Midwest Dilemma

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

12 noon - 1 p.m.

Lincoln Community Foundation Garden

Join Midwest Dilemma for the second July concert of the 2014 Lincoln Community Foundation Garden Performance Series on Wednesday, July 9 from noon to 1:00 p.m.

A guitar, red trucker hat, folk songs, and an old Toyota wagon on open road. Justin Lamoureux has been performing as Midwest Dilemma for nearly a decade. Over hills, valleys, across plains, mountains, forests, deserts, rivers, oceans and destinations near and far to share stories of life in the Midwest. Lamoureux recruited 23 musical collaborators for the debut release titled Timelines & Tragedies in 2008. The ever changing and revolving cast fills out the woodwind, brass, string and percussion sections.

Free and open to the public!

The Lincoln Community Foundation Garden is located at 1415 "N" Street in Lincoln. These free public concerts are a 29 year tradition and bring hundreds of audience members each week to enjoy their lunch hour with great entertainment, fresh air, free wifi, and relaxation, in a lovely garden setting.

For the most current information about the series, including photos and video, visit our Facebook page.


For more information please see the LCFGPS Home Page.

  Press Release: America The Beautiful: featuring the Young Artist Winner (6/27/2014)  

PRESS RELEASE

June 2014

For Immediate Release

Contact:

Lincoln Municipal Band

402-477-7899

Arts Incorporated

All-American Salute

America the Beautiful:

featuring the 2014 Young Artist Winner

Lincoln, NE - The Lincoln Municipal Band will kick off its 2014 Summer Concert Series on Sunday, July 6, 2014 at 7:00 p.m. with a patriotic concert entitled "America the Beautiful: featuring the 2014 Young Artist Winner," conducted by music director Bob Krueger. The inaugural concert of the 2014 season will feature American favorites including "Americans We," "American Pageant," "America the Beautiful," and "Stars and Stripes Forever." Bring a picnic dinner and enjoy a beautiful evening of music, family, and friends!

The Lincoln Municipal Band will also be joined by the 2014 John Shildneck Young Artist Competition winner Claire Knaus. Claire, a student of Scott Anderson, will be performing Nicolai Rimsky-Korsakov's Concerto for Trombone and Military Band.

All Lincoln Municipal Band concerts are held at the John Shildneck Memorial Bandshell in Antelope Park and are FREE and open to the public.

Bob Krueger is a graduate of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln (B.M.E in 1984 and M.M. in 1994), Mr. Krueger has been a music teacher in the Lincoln Public Schools since 1985. Currently, Mr. Krueger teaches band lessons at Beattie, Kloefkorn and Maxey elementary schools, and directs Jazz Ensemble I and II and the Jazz Combo at Southeast High School. In 1989 Mr. Krueger was named the nation's outstanding young high school band director by the American School Band Directors Association.

In addition to conducting the Lincoln Municipal Band and performing as a member of the band's trumpet section, Mr. Krueger performs with the Nebraska Jazz Orchestra, the Monday Night Big Band, the Nebraska Trumpet Ensemble, and his own jazz combo. He also serves as a clinician and adjudicator throughout the Midwest.

Claire Knaus grew up in Lisle, Illinois, a suburb of Chicago, and moved to Omaha when she was 12. In fifth grade, she began playing trombone, and started studying privately with Jay Wise of the Omaha Symphony Orchestra before her freshman year of high school. She attended Elkhorn High School, graduating in 2013, where she participated in several honor bands, marching and symphonic band, and jazz band. Claire was also a member of the Omaha Area Youth Orchestra's Youth Philharmonic and Youth Symphony throughout high school.

At the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and under the instruction of Dr. Scott Anderson, she has completed her freshman year of college, again participating in several ensembles and contests. Music has always been a main focus in Claire's life. For fun, she plays guitar, sings, and writes music. She became a member of the Omaha Musicians' Association in 2013. She has also taken lessons with professionals such as Roger Rocco (Chicago Symphony Orchestra), James Olin (Baltimore Symphony Orchestra), Peter Ellefson (Indiana University, Chicago Symphony Orchestra, and New York Philharmonic), and Thomas Ashworth (University of Minnesota and Kansas City Symphony Orchestra).


For more information please see the LMB Home Page.

  Press Release: July 2: The Bottle Tops (6/26/2014)  

PRESS RELEASE

June 2014

For Immediate Release

Contact:

Bob Fuson

fgps@artsincorporated.org

402-477-8008

Presenting: The Bottle Tops

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

12 noon - 1 p.m.

Lincoln Community Foundation Garden

Join The Bottle Tops for the first July concert of the 2014 Lincoln Community Foundation Garden Performance Series on Wednesday, July 2 from noon to 1:00 p.m.

The Bottle Tops are a group of artists residing in Lincoln. Created by Michael Semrad Jr., Kerry Semrad and brother Andrew James Semrad, the family of musicians have settled for nothing less than rocking the wiggles out of every audience member. Finding their voices through original songs has become an uplifting journey; together they find that deep comfort in the soul that is driven by the sound a family creates. Kerry, coming from a background of gospel and blues, lends vocals to Mike's country and rock influences to make a sound that can only be described as Americana. The Semrad family has a thick history in the Nebraska area, with Michael Semrad Sr. having national success in 1968 with a hit song, "No Not Much" on Buddha records out of Memphis, Tennessee.

Free and open to the public!

The Lincoln Community Foundation Garden is located at 1415 "N" Street in Lincoln. These free public concerts are a 29 year tradition and bring hundreds of audience members each week to enjoy their lunch hour with great entertainment, fresh air, free wifi, and relaxation, in a lovely garden setting.

For the most current information about the series, including photos and video, visit our Facebook page.


For more information please see the LCFGPS Home Page.

 
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