Performance Tracks & Repertoire

Guest/Non-Performer Track

Registered guests receive tickets to the Friday and Saturday performances. Guests will have their own scheduled social event to meet and greet others. A variety of tour options to visit various KC landmarks and points-of-interest is being compiled.

Jazz Track

Conductor:  Dan Gailey, Director of Jazz Studies, University of Kansas

arr. Benny Carter (Count Basie Orchestra): Vine Street Rumble

Dan Gailey: Point No Point

Benny Carter (Count Basie Orchestra): The Wiggle Walk

Mary Lou Williams: New Musical Express

Carla Bley/arr. Bob Washut: Utviklingssang

Charlie Parker/arr. Bill Holman: Billie’s Bounce

Additional pieces TBA

Emerald Concert Band Track

Performance with Local Choir

Repertoire (in no specific order)

Aaron Copland: "The Promise of Living" from The Tender Land

Conducted by Lee Hartman, Mid America Freedom Band

Carmen Dragon (arr): America the Beautiful

Conducted by Arnold Epley, Musica Vocale

Jennifer Higdon: "Rail Lights" from Road Stories

Conducted by Lee Hartman, Mid America Freedom Band

Randall Standridge: The Nine

Conducted by Kathleen Nicole Fallin, Atlanta Freedom Band

Carlos Surinach: Celebraciones medievales

Conducted by Lee Hartman, Mid America Freedom Band

John Kander/arr.Norman Leyden: Cabaret

Conducted by Joseph Accuardi-Gilliam, Rose City Gay Freedom Band

Yellow Concert Band Track

Performance with Ali Wright

Repertoire (in no specific order)

Harold Arlen/arr. James Barnes: Wizard of Oz

Conducted by Dean McDowell, Desert Winds Freedom Band

Chen Yi: Spring Festival

Conducted by Lee Hartman, Mid America Freedom Band

Derek M. Jenkins: We Seven

Conducted by Lee Hartman, Mid America Freedom Band

Daniel Morel: Dusk Dances

Conducted by Hayley Varhol, Philadelphia Freedom Band

Claude T. Smith: Fantasia for Alto Saxophone and Concert Band

Conducted by Lee Hartman, Mid America Freedom Band

Randall Standridge: Old Hound Dog Rag

Conducted by Erin Howard, Rainbow City Band

Aleks Sternfeld-Dunn: Antiphonal Fanfare

Conducted by Justin Raines, Gay Freedom Band of Los Angeles

Ingrid Stölzel: Into the Blue 
(band version world premiere)

Conducted by David Triplett-Rosa, Tampa Bay Pride Band

Sponsor a song

Song sponsors will be listed in the concert program and Conference participant guide.

Emerald Band Repertoire
Yellow Band Repertoire