Category Archives: Southshore Concert Band

HARMONIC CONVERGENCE

TRAVELS WITH CHARLEY: A Bert Sendak Symphony with Interstate Movement by Charles McKelvy Bert Sendak’s love of music and musicians is living on, thanks to what can only be described as a symphonic chain of events. Allow me to explain: … Continue reading

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THE HOUNDS OF SPRING

The Southshore Concert Band, of which I am a third clarinet, will be performing this amazing piece, plus The Mystery of Atlantis, Afterlife, and The Lambs’ March, at the Red Cedar Festival in Okemos, Michigan on Leap Day, Saturday, February … Continue reading

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DREAM COME TRUE

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IN THE HOLIDAY SPIRIT

(Benton Harbor, Michigan) Southshore Concert Band and Dale L. Reuss, Conductor, presented In The Holiday Spirit Sunday, December 8, 2019 at Mendel Center Mainstage with special guests, The Lake Michigan College Concert Choir, under the direction of Kristopher Zook.  Trombonist … Continue reading

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‘TIS THE SEASON

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MARK YOUR CALENDARS

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FLASH FICTION: IN CONCERT

He adjusted his music stand, picked up his clarinet, and awaited the conductor’s pleasure. The conductor raised his baton, smiled and let the music begin. And so it did. And so he became one with the band, and that wasn’t … Continue reading

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IN PERFORMANCE

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LEST WE FORGET

(Benton Harbor, Michigan) The Mendel Center at Lake Michigan College presented LEST WE FORGET, a patriotic concert featuring the Southshore Concert Band, on Sunday, November 10, 2019.  Yes, yours truly was there in the clarinet section just a tootlin’ away. … Continue reading

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BOY IN THE BAND

“Congratulations! You have chosen to become a member of the best concert band in southwest Michigan!” That was Southshore Concert Band Conductor Dale Reuss fulfilling my musical dream on Thursday, September 12 at Lake Michigan College in Benton Harbor, Mich. … Continue reading

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AMERICAN PATROL

(Benton Harbor, Michigan) We, and by we I mean the Southshore Concert Band, will be performing American Patrol as part of the Lest We Forget concert Sunday, November 10, 2019 at the Mendel Center at Lake Michigan College.  The concert begins … Continue reading

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BANDED CLARINETIST

“Congratulations! You have chosen to become a member of the best concert band in southwest Michigan!” That was Southshore Concert Band Conductor Dale Reuss fulfilling my musical dream on Thursday, September 12 at Lake Michigan College in Benton Harbor, Mich. … Continue reading

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I’M IN!!!

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GOIN’ IN

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