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Please join us in 2022!
Due to the current situation of COVID-19, Summer 2021 has been cancelled.

At University City
2022 concerts will take place in Heman Park (Midland & Shaftesbury Entrance)
Rain or Shine rain walk Brittany Woods Middle School
8125 Groby Rd
St. Louis, MO 63130

Upcoming Concerts

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May 11, 2021
Dear Fellow Members & Fans of the U City Summer Band, After much deliberation, the Board of the University Summer Band made the final decision to cancel the summer 2021 University City Summer Band season. Concerts would have been held on Tuesday evenings in June and July. A key factor was lack of adequate indoor rehearsal space for the size of our band.
We are determined to return with a full, creative, and challenging season in 2022. We very much hope to see you there when we come roaring back!!
Anne Winkler, President
Tom Poshak, Music Director

Charles "Chuck" H. Lockyear II passed away April 13, 2020 at age 76.
He is survived by his loving and steadfast partner, Dorothea "Dottie" Jones, children, Charles "Chip" Lockyear, Emily (Rich) Collop, John (Jennifer) Lockyear and four grandchildren.
Chuck will be remembered for his life as a Christian, educator, healthcare administrator, civic volunteer, avid boater and musician. His big personality and generous heart will be greatly missed by all who knew him.
A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, contributions would be appreciated to Chuck’s long-time passion, the University City Summer Concert Band. DONATE button at top right of page.

We are saddened by the passing of Chuck Lockyear on Monday, April 13, 2020. Chuck was a long time member of the UCity Summer Band. He was our cheerleader and friend. He made sure we were all well hydrated and he entertained the children in the audience. Chuck made sure that each child receive a Conducting Pencil and was invited to the front to conduct the band. He will be missed.

10 April 2020
Dear Fellow Members & Fans of the U City Summer Band,
With great regret but with a focus on the wellness and safety for the band members and audience, the Board of the U City Summer Band has decided to cancel the 2020 summer season. Please know that we did not make this decision lightly; we all love getting together and playing.

The main consideration is that there remains great uncertainty regarding public gatherings during the summer. Fair St. Louis, Opera Theater of St. Louis, and many other summer events have already been cancelled. And, we don’t know what decision will be made about Heman Park. A lot of planning goes into getting the season into gear, and early June is right around the corner. There is one silver lining: Tom has figured out the repertoire and is ready to go for the 2021 season.

We look forward to 2021!
Anne Winkler President, University City Summer Band

Now you an securely donate to the band online using PayPal. Note that you do NOT need a PayPal account to use it.
DONATE button at top right of page. .
The University City Summer Band is a production of the University City Music Company, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation. Donations may be tax deductible.
Monetary support comes from the generous donations of businesses and friends of the U City Summer Band like you!
Thank you!

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

Concerts will be held at our new venue in Heman Park, 1028 Midland Blvd, University City, MO 63130 (park entrance is off Midland, opposite Shaftesbury).

All concerts start at 7PM, last about 80 minutes, and include a short intermission. Seating is on the lawn. Bring a lawn chair or blanket as available seating is limited. Bring your children! Bring a picnic!

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!