Performance Tracks & Repertoire

Guest/Non-Performer Track

Registered guests get tickets to the jazz band performance and the concert bands performance. 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

Repertoire currently being selected

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 M. David Wallace, Charlotte 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: Mass
(world premiere)

Conducted by Kathleen Nicole Fallin, Atlanta Freedom Band

Carlos Surinach: Celebraciones medievales

Conducted by Lee Hartman, Mid America Freedom Band

Zhou Long: Future of Fire

Conducted by Lee Hartman, Mid America 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 Haley 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