Band History – Season 30 (2021-2022)

2021 – 2022 Season

Lake Wobegon® Brass Band CDs are usually available for sale at most of our performances.  Click here to see a list of our past performances.

Winter Concerts

Conductor: Michael Halstenson

Performance #251 – Friday, March 4, 2022 – 7:30 PM

Shared concert with the Minnesota Symphonic Winds
St. Anthony Village High School

Performance #252 – Saturday, March 5, 2022 – 7:00 PM

Shared concert with the Encore Wind Ensemble
Haniff Performing Arts Center
White Bear Lake, MN

Performance #253 – Sunday, March 6, 2020 – 2:00 PM

Philip the Deacon Lutheran Church
Plymouth, MN

Ukranian National Anthem by Mykhailo Verbytsky arr. Keith Terrett
Fanfare for Freedom by Graham Lloyd
Scherzo Alla Marcia by Ralph Vaughan Williams trans. Graham Lloyd
Epilogue from Sinfonia Antartica by Ralph Vaughan Williams trans. Michael Halstenson
The Cuban Stingers by Jack Stamp
The True and Tender North by Philip Wilby
Flourish for Glorious John by Ralph Vaughan Williams trans. Graham Lloyd
Kilauea’s Fountains by Charles Lazarus arr. Dean Sorenson
.     Charles Lazarus, trumpet
Dance Honu by Charles Lazarus arr. Michael Halstenson
.     Charles Lazarus, trumpet
Celebration of Hope by Dean Sorenson
Blue Bells of Scotland by Arthur Pryor arr. Derek Broadbent
.     Dean Sorenson, trombone
Fire and Ice by Dean Sorenson
.     Charles Lazarus, trumpet.  Dean Sorenson, trombone

Performance #254 – Monday, March 7, 2022 – 7:30 PM

featuring Charles Lazarus and Dean Sorenson
Zion Lutheran Church, Anoka, MN

Ukranian National Anthem by Mykhailo Verbytsky arr. Keith Terrett
Fanfare for Freedom by Graham Lloyd
Scherzo Alla Marcia by Ralph Vaughan Williams trans. Graham Lloyd
Epilogue from Sinfonia Antartica by Ralph Vaughan Williams trans. Michael Halstenson
The Cuban Stingers by Jack Stamp
The True and Tender North by Philip Wilby
Flourish for Glorious John by Ralph Vaughan Williams trans. Graham Lloyd
Kilauea’s Fountains by Charles Lazarus arr. Dean Sorenson
.     Charles Lazarus, trumpet
Dance Honu by Charles Lazarus arr. Michael Halstenson
.     Charles Lazarus, trumpet
Celebration of Hope by Dean Sorenson
Blue Bells of Scotland by Arthur Pryor arr. Derek Broadbent
.     Dean Sorenson, trombone
Fire and Ice by Dean Sorenson
.     Charles Lazarus, trumpet.  Dean Sorenson, trombone


Holiday Concerts

Conductor: Michael Halstenson

Performance #248 – Friday, December 3, 2021 – 7:30 PM

Colonial Church of Edina

Welcome Christmas! by Michael Halstenson
Christmas Joy by Erik L. Leidzen
In the Bleak Midwinter by Gustav Holst, arr. Jack Stamp
Jingle Bells by James Pierpont, arr. Howard Lorriman
Lullaby on Christmas Eve by F. Melius Christansen, arr, Jim Engebretson
Variations on an Advent Hymn by Fisher Tull
The Christmas Song by Robert Well and Mel Torme, arr. Michael Serber
Brett Krohn, flugelhorn
Yule Dance by Philip Harper
On Christmas Night by Paul Sharman
Gaudete Traditional arr. Alan Fernie, percussion arr. Jack Stamp
Christmas: Short and Suite by William Himes
8. Coventry Carol
5. We Wish you a Merry Christmas
Let it Snow by Jule Styne, arr. Jack Stamp
Lori Towner, vocals
The Polar Express by Alan Silvestri, arr. Klaas van den Woude
Farandole from L’Arlesienne by Georges Bizet, arr. Drake Rimmer

Performance #249 – Saturday, December 4, 2021

Trinity Lutheran Church, Stillwater, MN

Welcome Christmas! by Michael Halstenson
Christmas Joy by Erik L. Leidzen
In the Bleak Midwinter by Gustav Holst, arr. Jack Stamp
Jingle Bells by James Pierpont, arr. Howard Lorriman
Lullaby on Christmas Eve by F. Melius Christansen, arr, Jim Engebretson
Variations on an Advent Hymn by Fisher Tull
The Christmas Song by Robert Well and Mel Torme, arr. Michael Serber
Brett Krohn, flugelhorn
Yule Dance by Philip Harper
On Christmas Night by Paul Sharman
Gaudete Traditional arr. Alan Fernie, percussion arr. Jack Stamp
Christmas: Short and Suite by William Himes
8. Coventry Carol
5. We Wish you a Merry Christmas
Let it Snow by Jule Styne, arr. Jack Stamp
Lori Towner, vocals
The Polar Express by Alan Silvestri, arr. Klaas van den Woude
Farandole from L’Arlesienne by Georges Bizet, arr. Drake Rimmer

Performance #250 – Sunday, December 5, 2021 – 2:00 PM

Anoka-Ramsey Community College

Welcome Christmas! by Michael Halstenson
Christmas Joy by Erik L. Leidzen
In the Bleak Midwinter by Gustav Holst, arr. Jack Stamp
Jingle Bells by James Pierpont, arr. Howard Lorriman
Lullaby on Christmas Eve by F. Melius Christansen, arr, Jim Engebretson
Variations on an Advent Hymn by Fisher Tull
The Christmas Song by Robert Well and Mel Torme, arr. Michael Serber
.     Brett Krohn, flugelhorn
Yule Dance by Philip Harper
On Christmas Night by Paul Sharman
Gaudete Traditional arr. Alan Fernie, percussion arr. Jack Stamp
Christmas: Short and Suite by William Himes
8. Coventry Carol
5. We Wish you a Merry Christmas
Let it Snow by Jule Styne, arr. Jack Stamp
.     Lori Towner, vocals
The Polar Express by Alan Silvestri, arr. Klaas van den Woude
Farandole from L’Arlesienne by Georges Bizet, arr. Drake Rimmer


Fall Concerts

Conductor: Michael Halstenson

Performance #246 – Saturday, October 2, 2021 – 7:30 PM

St. Mark’s Episcopal Cathedral
Minneapolis, MN

YouTube of concert

Fanfare for Freedom  by Graham Lloyd
From the Fiery Furnace by Rodney Newton
“Danzon” from Fancy Free by Leonard Bernstein, arr. for band by John Krance, trans. by Mike Serber
“Scherzo Alla Marcia” from Symphony No. 8 by Ralph Vaughan Williams, trans. Graham Lloyd
Elegy in Memory of Gerard Schurmann by Jack Stamp
Charade by Henry Mancini, arr. Graham Lloyd
Fanfare on Ode to Joy by Michael Halstenson
Elephant Patrol by Philip Harper
Cuban Stingers by Jack Stamp
Surrey with the Fringe on Top by Richard Rodgers, arr. Mark Freeh
Psalm 50 by Jack Stamp
Henry V by Ralph Vaughan Williams, ed. Roy O. Douglas

Performance #247 – Sunday, October 3, 2021 – 2:00 PM

Ames City Auditorium
Ames, IA

Fanfare for Freedom  by Graham Lloyd
From the Fiery Furnace by Rodney Newton
“Danzon” from Fancy Free by Leonard Bernstein, arr. for band by John Krance, trans. by Mike Serber
“Scherzo Alla Marcia” from Symphony No. 8 by Ralph Vaughan Williams, trans. Graham Lloyd
Elegy in Memory of Gerard Schurmann by Jack Stamp
Charade by Henry Mancini, arr. Graham Lloyd
Fanfare on Ode to Joy by Michael Halstenson
Elephant Patrol by Philip Harper
Cuban Stingers by Jack Stamp
Surrey with the Fringe on Top by Richard Rodgers, arr. Mark Freeh
Henry V by Ralph Vaughan Williams, ed. Roy O. Douglas
‘Mid all the Traffic