Compton Heights Concert Band
of St. Louis
Sunrise Serenades-YouTube



Guest Artists

45 Years!


Important Notice: Regretfully, the Compton Heights Concert Band's annual Sunday Serenades & Musical Mondays concerts in Francis Park and Tower Grove Park have been cancelled this summer. Please note you may enjoy the Band's Sunrise Serenades-YouTube.

Stay tuned for more developments by the Band and continue to enjoy Sunrise Serenades!

The Compton Heights Concert Band of St. Louis presents exciting, old-fashioned Sousa-style band concerts with world-class guest artists.

The main season is an outdoor Summer concert series Sunday Serenades & Musical Mondays. The Band also presents annual Memorial Day and December Holiday Pops. The Band has collaborated with many groups, including the "All American Alumni Band" in a Labor Day Concert. The Band is pictured in Tower Grove Park. (Photo by L.T.Spence, Post-Dispatch)

The Band rehearses year-round in the former Immaculate Conception Catholic Church at Lafayette & Longfellow Place. See Built St. Louis for photos of this beautiful facility.

Featured Guest Artists -- See Guest Artists/Soloists

Kitty Swanger administrates the Band's Facebook page

Sunrise Serenades TV show:
Sunrise Serenades-YouTube


The Band is a 501 (c) (3) tax exempt organization.

Compton Heights Band, L.T. Spence, St. Louis Post-Dispatch The Band was founded in 1976 by Harry Swanger, President and Bassoonist. The Band is conducted by professional conductor Edward Dolbashian. The original conductor was Kaid Friedel who was a French Hornist in the St. Louis Symphony.

The Band appeared on its own TV show "Sunrise Serenades" which aired for a year on KMOV-TV, CBS Affiliate with Harry Swanger and the band mascot, Moosic! For an additional segment from that show featuring the late Johnnie Johnson, see "Sunrise Serenades - Johnnie Johnson". The band concert experience has been expressed to the public through music, words, and even by a plein air painter, BillyO . To read a vivid description of a summer concert, see The Sounds of Summer, written by Robert E. Knittel.

The Riverfront Times named Compton Heights Concert Band - Best Entertainment Value on a Hot Summer Evening.

Henry Shaw Bandstand in Tower Grove Park; Jim Sparks, Photographer
Jim Sparks, Photographer


Compton Heights Band, Inc.
3120 Lafayette
St. Louis, MO 63104
Office (314) 776-2227
Special Thanks to: The Orthopedic Center of St. Louis