By: Katherine Huggler—
Muncie, IN—On Sunday afternoon. April 29, 2018, at 4pm, Muncie’s own community and municipal
band, America’s Hometown Band, will offer its 30th Anniversary Concert inside BSU’s Emens
Auditorium as a FREE gift to the public. (Nearby free parking too.)
The program, “The First 30 Years: Our Parade of Stars”, shows off some of the best hometown
talents in the city, via superb soloists, and the full concert band itself. The musical fare includes
classical verve from both piano and clarinet, a flashy cornet/trombone duet, saxophone sass,
and smooth vocals. The composer roster includes Rachmaninov, Shostakovich, Berlin, Bocock,
Rasputo, and Hazo.
Star performers will include: Pianist Phillip Cooley; clarinetist Scott Locke; trombonist Chris Van Hof;
cornetist Joel Replogle; saxophonist George Wolfe; and vocalist Terri Whitt Bailey.
Guest conductors will include: John Clark, Muncie Central HS Band Director; Charles Conrad, Indianapolis Wind Symphony Director; Charles Routh, AHB president; and Will Frazier, AHB Assistant Musical Director.
This Band is Your Band
The non-profit America’s Hometown Band is Muncie’s municipal band.
Sponsors include the City of Muncie, Dennis Tyler, Mayor; Muncie Power Products; Muncie
Community Schools; the Exchange Club of Muncie; Ball State University; Emens Auditorium;
and the George and Frances Ball Foundation. AHB Musical Director is Roger McConnell,
Assistant Directors are Phil Cooley & Will Frazier.