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Bullhead City has a desert climate, with a few inches of precipitation year-round. It is one of the United States's hottest cities during the summer, with an average July high of 109 degrees Fahrenheit degrees. The month with the most average precipitation is August, with 0.99 inch or 25 millimeters. Interestingly, Bullhead City is located on the always-flowing Colorado River, is cursed with high daily humidity, and yet has truly desert measures of precipitation. The town was originally known as "Hardyville", named after William Harrison Hardy, who worked as a postmaster, county supervisor and a member of the Territorial Legislature. When the railroad bypased the town, it quickly became a ghost town until the construction of the Davis Dam. The name "Bullhead City" is taken from "Bull Head's Rock", a rock formation along the Colorado River. During the days of riverboats, it was used as a navagation point. -- Source: Wikipedia.com



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Mesa City Band Banquet 2014
09/15/2014

Our 2014 band banquet will be Wednesday, February 26 at 6:30 at Nando's Mexican Cafe, 6715 E. McDowell Road (Power & McDowell in Mesa). There are many items to choose from. Cost is $17 per person, and includes dinner, choice of soda/tea/water, tax and tip. Chips and salsa, vegetable tray and dessert are also provided. A cash bar is available. Pam Wolfe (tenor sax) will collect your checks or cash.


Mesa City Band in 1974
09/15/2014


Seven of these members are still in the band.  See if you can spot them:  Jean Davis, Connie Young, Irene Bamrick, Bob Knox, Tony Bamrick, Gus Knoche, and John Hamblin
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2014 -15 Concert Schedule
09/15/2014

PRIVATE CONCERTS

2014-2015


Wednesday, October 15, 2014 at 7:00 pm - Leisure World, 908 S. Power Rd., Mesa 85206

Wednesday, October 29, 2014 at 7:00 pm - Sunland Village East, 2145 S. Farnsworth Drive. (E. of Sossaman on Baseline, S. on Farnsworth)  480-380-0106

Wed. Nov. 12, 2014 at 7:00 p.m. - The Resort, 1101 S. Ellsworth Rd 85208.  480-220-7991

Wed. Dec 10, 2014 at 7:00 p.m. - Val Vista Village, 3811 E. University, Mesa 85205

Wed. Jan 28, 2015 at 7:00 p.m. - Greenfield Village, E. of Greenfield on Main, S. on Quinn Cir.  480-832-6400.

Tuesday, February 10, 2015 at 7:00 p.m. - Friendship Village, 2645 E. Southern Ave., Tempe, 85282, 480-831-5000.

Wed. April 1, 2015 at 7:00 p.m. - Venture Out RV Resort (Outdoor), 5001 E. Main Street, Mesa  85205. If all goes well, it will be poolside (new pool).

Wed. April 8, 2015 at 7:00 p.m. - Fountain of the Sun Heather, 540 S. 80th St., Mesa, 85208.  Broadway, between Sossaman and Hawes, turn South on 80th Street.





PUBLIC CONCERTS




PLEASE "STAY TUNED" FOR CONCERT UPDATES!

For more information, please contact: Larry Baedke or Tony Bamrick.

The Mesa City Band Meets the MAC!
09/15/2014

Mark your calendars! Join us for the premier performance of The Mesa City Band at the Mesa Arts Center, Wednesday, March 9, 2011 at 7 p.m. The MAC is located at 1 East Main Street, at the SE corner of Main and Center St. We will be performing in the 550-seat Piper Repertory Theater, located just south of the Ikeda Theater (the green bldg in the campus map below). No tickets required, but a $5 donation is appreciated to help pay for the facility rental. Everyone welcome! Plenty of free parking nearby.



Message from MCB Director, Larry Baedke
09/15/2014

As the director of the Mesa City Band, I am continually impressed with its members. As an educator I was always a believer in what music can do for a person's sense of self-worth. The feeling of accomplishment doesn't have to wait for a printout of final results -- it's immediate. This feeling elevates one's spirit and spills over into other non-related pursuits. This is evident in schools that have instrumental music programs.

After leaving instrumental programs in the public schools, many continue to enjoy music by performing in various adult ensembles. You could even say they have "unfinished business". This unfinished business comes in various forms; some are striving to increase their musicianship, while others simply enjoy the camaraderie of joining with others to create beautiful music.

It is my privilege and honor to direct a group of people who exemplify an enduring love for instrumental music. This year you will have an opportunity to hear them in a public performance at the Mesa Arts Center on March 9th, in the Piper Theater. Be sure to look for more information on our website as the time approaches!


Concert Favorites
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Here are some fine examples of the concert literature we perform. Enjoy "Seagate Overture" by James Swearingen.

Seagate Overture

This is an excerpt from "Sedona" by Steven Reineke. A crowd pleaser!

Sedona

Occasionally someone in the audience records one of our concerts. Here's a rough 2009 recording of MCB playing "Salute to American Jazz", arranged by Sammy Nestico. Great fun!

Salute to American Jazz

And what's a band concert without a little Sousa? We always end the evening with a rousing march. Guaranteed to put a spring in your step!

The Stars and Stripes Forever

To find out more about having Mesa City Band play at your next program, please contact: Larry Baedke or Tony Bamrick.


Venture Out Concert, March 31, 2010
09/15/2014

A few pictures from a recent concert, which was moved indoors because of blustery winds. What a nice auditorium to perform in!
















Our Concert Sept. 19, 2009 at the Gilbert Constitution Week Celebration
09/15/2014

A few pictures from our concert, which featured patriotic music. Click to enlarge.

















Photos from our April 2009 concert at Sunland Village East
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How You Can Help
09/15/2014

The band is all-volunteer with the exception of the Director, Larry Baedke, who receives a small stipend for all the time and effort that he puts into the planning and preparation for our performances.


Members of the band include school music professionals (current or retired), former professional musicians, and people from all professions and walks of life who have been performing music for most of their lives.


The band operates on donations from the members, the sponsors of our concerts, and a small but growing number of kind-hearted individuals who wish to donate.


Donations support our continued ability to present concerts and add to the music library. We are a tax exempt, non-profit 501(c)(3) organization, which means your donations to Mesa City Band are tax-deductible!


If you would like to donate, please send us a check along with your name and address to the address below and we will respond with a "Thank You" and a receipt. If you include your email address, we will email the receipt instead, saving postage, and you can print the receipt at your convenience.

Mesa City Band
8500 East Southern Avenue, #546
Mesa, AZ 85209


Band Officers
09/15/2014

2011-2013

President:Ellie Campbell
Vice President: Neil Clasen
Treasurer: Ray Webster
Secretary: Lois Splendoria


About the Directors
09/15/2014

Larry Baedke wore two hats in the Mesa City Band (Assistant Director and one of the band's top trumpet players) until April 2006 when he became the director. He had assisted Tom Kacere, our former director, since 1989. Mr. Baedke taught band in the Minnesota Public Schools from 1967 to 1973 and has been involved in Arizona music education since 1973. Larry retired after 32 years as band director and department chairman of the Poston Junior High music department in 2005.

Since coming to Arizona, he has been active in the state’s youth music program and has served as Solo and Ensemble Festival chairperson, clinician, adjudicator, and has conducted the Honor Band at Northern Arizona University’s Summer Music Camp. He also has been guest conductor at various junior high band festivals in the Phoenix area. An excellent trumpet player, he freelances and enjoys performing in Arizona's Official Historical Brass Band (a turn-of-the-century brass band) called Territorial Brass.

Like his predecessor, Larry is a native of Iowa. He is a graduate of Buena Vista College in Storm Lake, Iowa (now Buena Vista University). He has done graduate work at the University of Minnesota under Dr. Frank Bencriscutto as well as at Northern Arizona University and Arizona State University.

Larry and his wife Connie reside in Scottsdale. His two sons are both involved in music -- Sean, in the Philadelphia area, and Jason, in United States Air Force Band at Scott Air Force Base in Illinois. He also has three step-children and sixteen grandchildren.

For 26 years we had the pleasure of being conducted by Tom Kacere, who retired as Director in 2006.

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Chris Perry has been a member of the Mesa City Band since 2004. In 2011 he was made the Assistant Director.  Chris is an active musician in Mesa and Tempe:  Associate Conductor of the SilverRidge Pops Orchestra, Director of the Sunland Singers Choir, and Director of the St. Mark's Episcopal Church's Praise Band.

Aside from his directing roles, Chris also performs on a variety of instruments including guitar, piano and flute.  He is the pianist for Swing Memories Big Band, which performs in a variety of venues in Mesa and Apache Junction.

Chris graduated from ASU with a BM in Music Composition and Theory.  He continues to write and arrange music in a variety of styles for the various groups in which he is involved.  He also teaches private guitar and piano students from his home in Phoenix.




Personnel
09/15/2014

Flute

Irene Bamrick*
Lisa Beebe
Connie Backus
Chris Perry
Laura Jones
Martha Morgan
Erin Hannon
Pat Rouse
Carol Freeburg

Oboe

Tom Dawson*
Julie French

English Horn

Julie French

Clarinet

Jane Cummins*
Karen Jacques
Carol Waters
Russ Parsons
Shirley Young
Ron Schroeder
Ellie Campbell
Ron Reimann
Ed Manteufel
Roger Calhoun

Bass Clarinet

Jean Davis
Bonnie Imbrogno

Bassoon

Joan Blair*



Alto Saxophone

Honey Kimmel*
Bob Knox
Jane Chase
Megan Rodgers

Tenor Saxophone

Pam Wolfe*
Gus Knoche

Baritone Saxophone

John Hamblin*

French Horn

Jeanette Tippetts*
Joel Tippetts
Gary Tippetts
Sharon Stinard
Barb Anderson
Heather Benson

Trumpet

Dan Anderson*
Tony Bamrick
Larry Kern
Tom McIntire
Randy Rogers
Cindy Biggs
Hans Jessen
Stephen Ritzenthaler
Dee Budde

Trombone

Neil Clasen*
Ray Webster
Kristofer Halvorson
Charles Brittin
Duane Cluff

Baritone

John Walker*
Sue McClure
Eleanor Gobrecht
Larry Arthington

Tuba

Paul Green*
Loren Larson
David Hink
Bill Baken
Michael Gutierrez


Percussion

Loretta Rite*
Kevin Kilzer
Lois Splendoria
Kevin Brayton
Chuck Jennings

*Section Leader

Announcer

Kristofer Halvorson


Why We Do What We Do
09/15/2014

The members of the Mesa City Band are dedicated to keeping the history and musical legacy of the community band in America alive and well.

To that end, the band performs a wide variety of music that was written specifically for concert bands. From Sousa marches to show tunes, the band enjoys a mixture of historic and contemporary music carefully selected to keep our audiences of all ages entertained and informed.

The band always provides a commentary about each selection so that the audience can capture some of the significance of the setting in which the music was originally composed. Then, under the careful preparation of our Director, we present the music in the musical tradition for which it was created.


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