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Join us for our 20th Season!

At University City
Market in the Loop Plaza between Kingsland and Leland, with free parking just north of Delmar between Kingsland and Leland
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Rain or Shine rain walk In case of rain, performances will be held at Trinity Presbyterian Church
6800 Washington Ave, University City, MO 63130
Enter from the Kingsland side.

Upcoming Concerts

A Circle of Fifths


Fanfare and Flourishes; James Curnow

Blue Ridge Overture; Frank Erickson

As Summer is Just Beginning; Larry Daehn

The Great Escape Elmer Bernstein/Gackstatter

Gary Gackstatter, Conductor

Mannin Veen; Haydn Wood


Fanfare Magnificat; Gary Gackstatter

Gary Gackstatter, Conductor

Choral Prelude on a German Hymn; Claude T. Smith

Precious Lord Take My Hand; Thomas Dorsey/Jones

High Five Brass Quintet

Eric Richter, Nancy Bender, Trumpets; Doug Luke, French horn;

Donna Davis, Trombone; David Jones, Tuba,

Suzanne Bates, Contralto

There Was A Pig Went Out to Dig; Percy Grainger/Gackstatter

Gary Gackstatter, Conductor

Sinatra in Concert; arr. Jerry Nowak

On the Mall*; Edwin Franko Goldman

*Featuring the University City Summer Band Kids Conducting Corps!

Guest Conductor, Gary Gackstatter, is an active artist, composer, conductor, performer and teacher, and is currently the conductor of the Symphonic Band and Orchestra at St Louis Community College at Meramec. He recently conducted the Meramec Symphonic Band at the Missouri Music Educators Convention. Prior to coming to Missouri, Gackstatter has built and maintained outstanding music programs in Oklahoma and Kansas public schools (1981-94), at Southwestern College (1992-06) and Cowley College (1990-2007) in Kansas and has also directed bands at Wichita State University (Fall 06-Spring 07). He is a 2006 Kansas Governor’s Arts Award recipient for Individual Multi-genre Artist. His creative output includes five symphonies which combine the arts, several cd's of original music for voice and guitar, a book "Pen and Ink" which features his artwork and writings, and many works for band and orchestra published by C Alan Publications. He is directly responsible for many regional art events including symphonic debuts, internationally known guest artists, and projects combining multiple art forms. His published compositions are performed internationally and his vision to combine the various arts genres in performances has gained national attention. Gackstatter has arranged music and performed with: John McCutcheon, Tom Chapin, John Gorka, Barbara Higbie, Rob Faust, Paul Winter, The Funky Butt Brass Band, Soulard Blues Band, Kansas and Three Dog Night. He has premiered works by Elmer Bernstein (To Kill A Mockingbird and Great Escape) and Eugene Friesen (Grasslands and Carl Sandburg’s ‘Prairie’) with the Paul Winter Consort. Other guest artists Gackstatter has worked with include: Howard Levy, Darol Anger, Michael Martin Murphy, Phillip Aaberg, Cherish the Ladies, and many others. An accomplished visual artist, Gackstatter's artwork has been featured at the St Louis Art Fair, Webster Grove's Art and Air and many one man shows.

Contralto Soloist Suzanne Bates received the Master of Arts degree in Counseling from Covenant Theological Seminary in 1999, where she now serves as Associate Dean of Students and Adjunct Professor of Counseling. In addition, she serves as Staff Counselor for New City Fellowship Church in University City, where she regularly sings on the Praise Team. Suzanne occasionally sings for chapel services at the seminary and for other venues in the African American community.

7pm; UCity Summer Band Concert ~ TBA

7pm; UCity Summer Band Concert ~ TBA

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Routes thru UCity during Delmar construction:

Supporting Joplin High School Band and Band Kids
"...exactly what a community band ought to be..." audience comment during the 2004 season

"It was terrific to get to hear such a fine band, and so close to our house. I loved how the balance was great, the blend was lovely, and you got them to play dynamics(!)." comment during the 2011 season, by Thomas Jostlein, Associate Principal French Horn, St. Louis Symphony, from the 2011 season

The 90-member (give or take) UCity Summer Band is... Light Classics, Marches, Patriotic Music, Show Tunes, Transcriptions, Popular Music, Jazz, and Original Music for Band.

PLEASE NOTE: the area is shaded by buildings to the west at 6:30pm. There is usually a breeze and never glaring sun!! :o)

All concerts start at 7pm and last about 60 minutes with a short intermission. You may come and go as you please.

Bring a lawn chair, available seating is limited. And bring your children!!!

For our last piece each concert, we play "On the Mall." Children are invited to come up to the front and conduct the band and receive their very own UCity Summer Band pencil!