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2017 Photo Gallery

A Rainy Day (and Monday) Gets Us Down (This Time)

Faithful Labor Day audience LCB hands out birthday cake
Left: A faithful and hopeful audience gets ready for the LCB's Labor Day concert.
Right: The Lafayette Citizens Band board members hand out cake for the band's 175th anniversary year.
(Photos by Paul Addison)


Jazz with the Brent Laidler Project

The Brent Laidler Project Brent Laidler
The Brent Laidler Project, with Brent on guitar, provided a jazz concert on Thursday, August 4.

Richard (Sleepy) Floyd Rich Cohen Scott Pazera
From left to right: Richard (Sleepy) Floyd on drums, Rich Cohen on saxophone, and Scott Pazera on bass.

Band members Bill Kisinger August 3 audience
Left: Lafayette Citizens Band members Beth Purkhiser, Dinah and Brian Dalder, and Jerry and Krista Steinmetz enjoy a night off.
Center: LCB Musical Direct Bill Kisinger enjoys the concert from the other side of the baton.
Right: The audience enjoyed the music and the beautiful weather.
(Photos by Kris Kazmierczak)


Music for Kids of All Ages

Quinlan & Fabish Quinlan & Fabish
Quinlan & Fabish provided he audience with cookies and water at the July 27 children's music concert.

Hollyn riding with the Lone Ranger Kylah and Caleb riding with the Lone Ranger Evan during The Incredibles
Hollyn, Kylah and Caleb ride with the Lone Ranger during the "William Tell Overture" (left and center).
Evan shows his "incredible" moves during "Music from The Incredibles" (right).

Roy Johnson Audience and Band
Roy Johnson (Voice of the Purdue All-American Marching Band) narrates "Pan the Piper" (left).
The audience and the band during "Pan the Piper".

OMG Sharks OMG Sharks Percussion during Cat's Meow
Watch out: there seem to be sharks in the percussion section during the "Jaws" theme during "The Music of John Williams" (left and center).
The percussion also provided the "cat's meow" during Leroy Anderson's "The Waltzing Cat".
(Photos by Kris Kazmierczak)


"Bride of the Waves" Features Love-Like Music

Matt Conaway Purdue Summer Band
Matt Conaway directs the Purdue Summer Band in pre-concert on July 20.

Lions Club Popcorn Cecil, Lily and Jade
The Lions Club hands out popcorn (left and center), while Cecil directs his cousins Jade and Lily (right).

Bill Kisinger and the LCB Percussion Mallets Michael Plake
Left: Bill Kisinger directs the Lafayette Citizens Band in the July 20 concert.
Center: Percussion mallets playing Sousa's march "The Fairest of the Fair".
Right: Michael Plake was the tuba soloist in "Bride of the Waves".
(Photos by Kris Kazmierczak)


It Was a Band "Pageant"

LCB and Caitlin Benner LCB and Caitlin Benner
Caitlin Benner sang "They Can't Take That Away From Me" and "Besame Mucho" with the Lafayette Citizens Band on July 13.
(Left photo by Margaret Bertucci, Right photo by Janet Fukada)

Joe Newlin Audience at Pageant Concert Band in Action
Joe Newlin welcomes the audience (left and center), and the band plays for the "Pageant" concert (right).
(Photos by Margaret Bertucci)


"Post-Fourth" Concert: Proud Heritage

Audience Young fans
The small but eager crown on July 6 included Emily and Isabella, who heard their Aunt Denise play clarinet.

Bassoons Clarinets
The bassoon and clarinet sections playing in the "Proud Heritage" concert.
(Photos by Kris Kazmierczak)


Stars and Stripes Celebration is Spectacular!

Mike Piggott and Mo Trout Mo Trout and the Purdue Jazz Band
Left: Emcee Mike Piggott introduces Mo Trout.
Right: Mo Trout directs the Purdue Jazz Band.

Freedom Singers dancing. Sara Kiesel Will Pollalis
Left: Two Freedom Singers dance to the Jazz Band's "In the Mood".
Center: Sara Kiesel sings "Why Don't You Do Right?".
Right: Will Pollalis sings (and dances) "The Hucklebuck".

Fife and Drum Corps 1 Fife and Drum Corps 2 Fife and Drum Corps 3
The Tippecanoe Fife and Drum Corps entertains the audience before the LCB takes over.

Freedom Singers for America the Beautiful Parker and Grandpa Mike Three Tenors
Left: The Freedom Singers sing "America the Beautiful".
Center: Parker enjoys the concerts with his Grandpa Mike.
Right: The Three Tenors: John Satterfield, Jeff Goodspeed and Dustin Hopkins.

Dustin Hopkins Paisley clapping hands John Satterfield
Left: Dustin Hopkins sings "When You're Smilin'".
Left: Paisley has a hand-clapping good time on the 4th of July.
Right: John Satterfield sings "God Bless the U.S.A."

Armed Forces 1 Armed Forces 2 Armed Forces 3
Armed Forces 4 Armed Forces 5 Armed Forces 6
Above: Members of all branches of the Armed Forces were recognized with the band's "Armed Forces Salute".

Audience sings Hail Purdue Stars and Stripes Sponsors 1 Stars and Stripes Sponsors 2
Left: The audience joins in singing "Hail Purdue".
Center and Right: Sponsors of the Stars and Stripes Celebration are recognized.

Long Center Singing Vendors Bruce Knepper Band as dusk arrives
Left: The Long Center Singing Vendors entertain the audience with hits from the 1950s.
Center: Bruce Knepper solos in the "Chuck Mangione Spectacular".
Right: The Lafayette Citizens Band playing as dusk falls.

Band plays 1812 Overture Fireworks
Left: The band concludes the concert with the "1812 Overture".
Right: A spectacular fireworks display followed the Stars and Stripes Celebration.
(Photos by Kris Kazmierczak)

Marches Predominate in the LCB's "Semper Fi" Concert

Jim Wells and Jeff Goodspeed Audience
Jim Wells and Jeff Goodspeed entertain the audience with some pre-concert music on June 29.

Sarah and Mark Bridget and Sydney Rod Ray and Family
Enjoying the concert: Sarah and Mark (left), Bridget and Sydney (center), and Rod Ray and family (right).

Clarinet section Brian Dalder Janet Armstrong
The clarinets, oboe, and bassoon section playing in the "Semper Fi" concert.

Brass section Saxophone section
The brass and saxophone sections.
(Photos by Kris Kazmierczak)


"Music for a Summer Night" Kicks Off "Official" Summer

Beth and student Braeden Lilly Caroline Shyama and Carson
Beth Purkhiser and her students Braeden, Lilly, Caroline, Shyama and Carson provided pre-concert music on June 22.

Ian and Eric, sound techs Regan and Rebekah, contest winners Masashi
Left: Ian and Eric, sound technicians for the LCB concerts.
Center: Regan and Rebekah, winners of last week's question contest, are congratulated by LCB President Mark Lillianfeld.
Right: Masashi, another student of Beth Purkhiser's, playing with the band.

Margaret Ian and trombones Jason and Steven, horn players
Left: Margaret Bertucci, LCB's Executive Director, plays bass clarinet with the band.
Center: Margaret's son Ian and the trombone section perform the "Light Cavalry Overture".
Right: Jason and Steven play in the horn section.

Audience listens to Sgt. Pepper Bill Kisinger and Band
Left: The audience for the first official summer concert.
Right: The trombones stand for "Lassus Trombone".
(Photos by Kris Kazmierczak)


LCB Honors Lafayette and West Lafayette

Alex and Finn and popcorn Lion's Club Popcorn Team
Alex and Finn hope to get some popcorn, served by the Lions Club Popcorn Team at the June 15 concert.

Bill's Bones Men of Music Percussion
Left: Bill Kisinger's group "Bill's Bones" provided pre-concert music.
Right: The percussion section during "Men of Music March".

Don, Billy and Ted Lynda and Janice
Don, Billy, Ted (left) and Lynda and Janice (right) enjoy the concert.

Sheila Klinker presents proclamation Audience for Back Home Again in Indiana
Left: Sheila Klinker presents the band with a certificate commemorating 175 years of the Lafayette Citizens Band.
Right: Audience members enjoying the singalong.

Ron Campbell and Sana Booker Audience for Back Home Again in Indiana
Left: Lafayette Council member Ron Campbell and West Lafayette Clerk Sana Booker represented the mayors.
Right: City representatives ready to lead the singalong of "Back Home Again in Indiana".
(Photos by Kris Kazmierczak)


Lafayette Citizens Band presents "America the Beautiful"

Beth Purkhiser and Masashi Fukada
Beth Purkhiser and Masashi Fukada provided pre-concert saxophone music at the June 8 concert.

Audience for America the Beautiful concert Bill Kisinger and band
Left: The audience at the "America the Beautiful" concert on June 8.
Right: Bill Kisinger conducts the Lafayette Citizens Band.
(Photos by Janet Fukada)


High School Night Showcases Local Players and Band Directors

High School Night Audience Tom Barker receives Hoosier Award High School tubist Preston Wolfe
Left: The audience for the High School Night concert on June 1.
Center: Tom Barker receives the Hoosier Award from State Representative Sheila Klinker.
Right: High school tubist Preston Wolfe playing with the band in the Frescobaldi "Toccata".

Michael Richardson, Benton Central HS Joel Good, Rossville HS Percussion in Matt Conaway's Primeval Stormfront
Left: Michael Richardson (Benton Central HS) conducts Henry Fillmore's "The Klaxon".
Center: Joel Good (Rossville HS) leads the band in "Shenandoah".
Right: The percussion section playing Matt Conaway's "Primeval Stormfront".

Audience whistling along with On the Mall Dan Peo, McCutcheon HS Percussion in Syncopated Clock
Left: The audience whistles along with Edwin Franko Goldman's "On the Mall".
Center: Dan Peo (McCutcheon HS) directs "On the Mall".
Right: The percussion section playing Leroy Anderson's "The Syncopated Clock".

Tom Barker, Lafayette Jefferson HS Clayton Henady, West Lafayette HS Steve Cotten, Harrison HS
Left: Tom Barker (Lafayette Jefferson HS) leads the band in "Funiculi Funicula".
Center: Clayton Henady (West Lafayette HS) directs "Rhythms and Riffs".
Right: Steve Cotten (Harrison HS) conducts "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band" on the album's 50th anniversary.
(Photos by Kris Kazmierczak)


Lafayette Citizens Band Makes It Official: Summer Is Here!

Memorial Day audience MarkLillianfeld
Left: The audience, estimated at 500-600, at the Memorial Day concert.
Right: LCB Board President Mark Lillianfeld welcomes the crowd.

Bill Kisinger directs American Salute The band on Memorial Day 2017
Bill Kisinger conducts the LCB in "American Salute" by Morton Gould.

Flags Percussion
Flags fly overhead while the percussion section plays with the band.

Olivia, Zach and Eloise Reese and Uncle Don
Left: Olivia, Zach and Eloise enjoy the concert.
Right: Reese dances with Uncle Don to the "Fantasia" selections.

Army veterans 1 Army veterans 2 Marine veterans 1 Marine veterans 2
Air Force veterans 1 Air Force veterans 2 Navy veterans 1 Navy veterans 2
Veterans of the Army, Marines, Air Force and Navy are recognized during the
Memorial Day concert as the band plays the service songs for all branches.

Stars and Stripes
The piccolos and the brass section stand for the Memorial Day concert encore, "The Stars and Stripes Forever".
(Photos by Kris Kazmierczak)


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