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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

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UC Summer Band Video Links

2017 and beyond
up to 2016

UCity Summer Band on St. Louis Public Radio, 90.7 KWMU
A discussion about the UCity Summer Band's performance of the recently re-discovered "Delmar Garden" March, one hundred years after its composition.
Guests
Thomas Poshak, Director, UCity Summer Band
Suzanne Schoomer, President of the Board of Directors, UCity Summer Band
Sue Rehkopf, Archivist, Historical Society of University City


The University City Summer Concert Band was recently featured on KSDK.
What All-Star Game? Life goes on for some St. Louisans
By Cordell Whitlock
KSDK -- Baseball did not stop the Clayton Board of Alderman from voting on a smoking ban Tuesday night while the All-Star Game was getting under way at Busch Stadium. Mayor Linda Goldstein says city government trumps athletics.

"I know it's hard to believe and my husband doesn't agree, but sometimes it does," Goldstein said.

It was obviously not a typical summer night Tuesday in St. Louis. Many parks and playgrounds were empty and some outdoor dining spots had thin crowds. But it was business as usual in the University City Loop where the Summer Band Concert Series went on as planned.

Lifelong baseball fan Mary Racen had a choice between baseball and music. Racen choose the latter.

"I don't know what it is but I have to hear this music when I can. It\'s wonderful," she said.

When the concert was over, Racen, as any true Cardinals fan would, rushed home to watch the game on television.

See the full article.


The University City Summer Concert Band was recently featured in The Daily Sauce.


All-American in The Loop
The music's all-American tonight at the Market in the Loop, where the University City Summer Concert Band is set to entertain.

In fact, you can catch the approximately 90 musicians every Tuesday through the end of July. Situated in the shade, they\'ll perform pieces such as The American Civil War Fantasy, The Sound of Music and An Original Dixieland Concerto tonight - with future concerts promising more of the show tunes, marches and original pieces the band is known for.

Don't forget your lawn chairs - and don\'t forget the kids: Little ones are invited up front to help conduct the final piece of each show.