Sioux Falls Municipal Band
Martha Stai — June 24
After her remarkable debut with the band last summer, we are excited to welcome back local theater star, Martha Stai!
When she is not teaching her high school students the difference between adjectival and adverbial clauses, Martha Stai loves to create theatre and music. Some of her most memorable roles include: The Narrator in Joseph..., Penny Pennywise in Urinetown, Eve/Mama Noah in Children of Eden, and The Baker's Wife in Into the Woods. She was most recently seen in the Bare Bodkins production of Macbeth, and Mary Poppins, at the Sioux Empire Community Theatre, in which she perfected her posture and flying ability. You will love Martha’s beautiful voice and sense of musical style!
Dan Goeller — July 15
On July 15, we will be performing a new work written to celebrate the upcoming 100th anniversary year of the Sioux Falls Municipal Band! Spirit of the Falls is an aural portrait of the history and culture of Sioux Falls. The sound of rushing water is a metaphor for the joyful bustle of modern life, while the tranquil aesthetic of stiller waters reminds us of the importance of living in concert with the land. Although the culture of the inhabitants surrounding the falls–and their ways of life–have dramatically changed over the centuries, the spirit of the falls reminds us that we are united in our humanity.
JAS — July 22
It is an honor to perform with the amazing JAS quintet! JAS incorporates tradition with evolution and features some of the finest jazz musicians in the region: Joel Shotwell—saxes, Jim Speirs—trumpet, Andrew Reinartz—bass, Daniel Heier—drums, and Jeff Paul—piano. The ensemble recently released a debut album entitled Leap Year Baby. Bassist Andrew Reinartz explains, “It’s an instrumental album from a jazz tradition, but really a wide variety of tunes. We go from straight-ahead minor blues tunes, to funk, to a tune based on a Gregorian chant form.” The work appeals to a wide range of audiences and includes feature solo performances from each band member. During concerts the JAS Quintet regularly includes jazz staples from the greats like Duke Ellington, Miles Davis, and others, including many original compositions. The flexibility of these fine musicians along with two of our own fine musicians of the Sioux Falls Municipal Band, will make this a night to remember!
About the Sioux Falls Municipal Band
The Sioux Falls Municipal Band, one of the oldest and most prestigious bands in the nation, has been performing without interruption since 1919. The band’s 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 Mayor’s Fourth of July Picnic, and the Jaycees’ annual 4th of July Celebration.
17,000 people annually attend the Municipal Band concerts which include 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 children’s entertainer Phil Baker, as well as other highly talented performers.
Band members are selected and compensated for their services.
Auditions for the Municipal Band:
Openings for the band will be filled by audition. Please contact the Bandmaster Christopher Hill at 605-201-2551 to schedule.
2018 Municipal Band Schedule
|Saturday, May 19||10 a.m.||VA Medical Center||2501 W. 22nd St.||Armed Forces Day|
|Monday, May 28||10 a.m.||VA Medical Center||2501 W. 22nd St.||Memorial Day|
|Sunday, June 3||3 p.m.||McKennan Park Bandshell||1400 S. 3rd Ave.||There's No Place Like Rome!|
|Tuesday, June 5||7:30 p.m.||Dow Rummel Village||1321 Dow Rummel||Jazz, Old and New|
|Sunday, June 10||8 p.m.||Terrace Park Bandshell||1100 W. 4th St.||Rock On!|
|Thursday, June 14||7 p.m.||Veterans' Memorial Park||1021 W. Bailey St.||Salute the Flag!|
|Sunday, June 17||8 p.m.||Terrace Park Bandshell||1100 W. 4th St.||AC/DC...and Other Cities|
|Tuesday, June 19||7:30 p.m.||Sunnycrest Village||3900 S. Terry Ave.||Furry Friends|
|Sunday, June 24||8 p.m.||Terrace Park Bandshell||1100 W. 4th St.||Bernstein at 100|
|Tuesday, June 26||7:30 p.m.||Trail Ridge||3408 W. Ralph Rogers Rd.||Head, Shoulders, Knees and Toes|
|Sunday, July 1||8 p.m.||Terrace Park Bandshell||1100 W. 4th St.||Broadway Classics|
|Wednesday, July 4||11 a.m.||Falls Park||131 E. Falls Park Dr.||Celebrating the 4th!|
|Wednesday, July 4||7:30 p.m.||W.H. Lyons Fairgrounds||100 N. Lyons Blvd.||America the Beautiful|
|Thursday, July 5||7:30 p.m.||Pop Up Park||Phillips Avenue Plaza||Mini Muni Brass Band|
|Saturday, July 7||10 a.m.||U.S.S. S.D. Battleship Memorial||12th St. and Kiwanis Ave.||Victory in the Pacific|
|Sunday, July 8||8 p.m.||Terrace Park Bandshell||1100 W. 4th St.||Sousa: Marches and More|
|Tuesday, July 10||7:30 p.m.||Touchmark at All Saints||111 W. 17th St.||Reed All About It!|
|Sunday, July 15||8 p.m.||Terrace Park Bandshell||1100 W. 4th St.||Circus Concert by Paul Hoy|
|Tuesday, July 17||7:30 p.m.||Good Samaritan Village||3901 S. Marion Rd.||Bach to the Future|
|Wednesday, July 18||12 noon||Pop Up Park||Phillips Avenue Plaza||Mini Muni Wind Quintet|
|Wednesday, July 18||7:30 p.m.||McKennan Park Bandshell||1400 S. 3rd Ave.||Space Cadets|
|Sunday, July 22||8 p.m.||Terrace Park Bandshell||1100 W. 4th St.||Jazz With JAS|
|Tuesday, July 24||7:30 p.m.||Good Samaritan Center||401 W. 2nd St.||Going Low|
|Sunday, July 29||8 p.m.||Terrace Park Bandshell||1100 W. 4th St.||The Staff Recommends|
|Tuesday, July 31||7:30 p.m.||Avera Prince of Peace||4513 S. Prince of Peace Pl.||The Great War|
|Sunday, August 5||8 p.m.||Terrace Park Bandshell||1100 W. 4th St.||Grand Finale|
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 world’s most prestigious musical organizations. He holds Bachelor’s and Masters of Music degrees from Temple University.