Lafayette Citizens Band Home Page
William D. Kisinger, Musical Director
Lafayette Citizens Band, 216 N. 4th Street, Suite 201, Lafayette, IN 47901
Phone: 765-423-BAND (2263), Email: email@example.com
You can support LCB by going to Smile.Amazon.com and selecting LCB as your charity. One-half of one percent (.5%) of all your Amazon purchases will come directly to the band.
You can also send a direct donation to the band office, 216 N. 4th St., Ste. 201, Lafayette, IN 47901. All direct donations are tax deductible to the extent allowed by law.
(From the Kokomo Park Band Facebook page) The "Maestro" Steve Rhodes passed away this afternoon, March 16. He had been dealing with heart issues and was in a hospice facility in Indianapolis. Steve, who served for over 24 years as Kokomo Park Band Music Director, will be deeply missed as both a leader and a great friend to hundreds of area musicians.
(By Paul Addison) Steve was the recently the conductor of the Vintage Brass, a band created and managed by the Lafayette Citizens Band, and also guest-conducted the LCB on occasion. Steve and I were fellow trombonists in music school at Indiana University in the 1970s.
Our sincere condolences go out to Steve's family and community.
OBITUARY FOR STEVE RHODES
Steve Rhodes, 60, died in Indianapolis on Sunday, March 16 at the Abbie Hunt Bryce Home. He was a talented professional trombonist and euphonium player, outstanding conductor and gifted music arranger. Steve was a frequent guest conductor for the Lafayette Citizens Band, and was recently the conductor of the LCB’s Vintage Brass.
A native of Peru, Indiana, Mr. Rhodes began his conducting career while still a student at Peru High School under the legendary music director James Noble. He led a local community presentation of "Carousel". He has since served as music director for numerous musical theater productions, including conducting "Hello Dolly" and "South Pacific" for the Kokomo Civic Theater. In 1989, he was named Music Director of the Kokomo Park Band, serving in that position for the past 24 years.
Mr. Rhodes was widely respected as a musical arranger. His orchestral arrangements have been played by the Indianapolis, Fort Wayne, Elkhart, Richmond, Muncie and Kokomo symphony orchestral. In addition to arranging music for the Kokomo Park Band, he was also arranger for the Indiana Wind Symphony. His arrangements for marching and concert band have been programmed by numerous high school, college and community bands throughout the Midwest, as well as by the U.S. Army Band and by the Princess of Wales' Royal Regimental Band in England.
He will be buried at Crown Hill Cemetery in Indianapolis. There is no public ceremony planned at this time. Memorial gifts may be sent to the Kokomo Park Band, P.O. Box 6039, Kokomo, Indiana 46904-6039 and to Visiting Nurses Service Foundation, Inc., c/o Abbie Hunt Bryce Home, 4760 Penwood Drive, Indianapolis, Indiana 46205.
The long winter of 2014 appears to be finally ending. You've just turned your clocks ahead one hour. Now, it's time to mark Memorial Day, May 26, on your calendar, and start looking forward to the season opening concert of the Lafayette Citizens Band. Remember that concerts at Riehle Plaza start at 7:30, with the exceptions of July 4 (8:00) and Labor Day (7:00). You can see our complete 2014 schedule here. Bring it on!
LCB Executive Director Brenda Hohman was quoted in the 2011-2012 Biennial Report of the Indiana Arts Commission. The box above is how the quote appeared, which is on page 24 of the report. You can see the complete report here.
The Lafayette Citizens Band has set up an endowment fund with the Greater Lafayette Community Foundation to ensure our security for the future. Endowment funds are intended to be long term investment accounts and once the fund is large enough, we will draw the interest for operating expenses. If you would like to donate to our annual fund for operating expenses send a donation check to our office at 216 N. 4th Street, Suite 201, Lafayette, IN 47901. If you would like to donate to our longterm future through the endowment fund, then follow the link below and donate online through PayPal or credit card at the Greater Lafayette Community Foundation website. Thank you.
Here are three YouTube videos of the LCB.
These performances are from the LCB's 2010 season opening concert in Long Center on May 20, 2010. The excellent videography is by Kerry England, Hornkraft Productions.
"Hoagy Carmichael in Concert": This medley of Indiana composer Hoagy Carmichael's tunes was commissioned for the LCB's 150th anniversary concert in 1992 from Warren Barker, and premiered at that concert.
"Esprit de Corps":, by Robert Jager. This piece is a fantasy on the Marine Corps hymn.
"George Washington Bicentennial March": This John Philip Sousa march was written to commemorate the 200th anniversary of George Washington's birth, and was the last march Sousa composed before his death in 1932.
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