|Compton Heights Concert Band|
Featured Guest Artists of the Compton Heights Concert Band
Miss Jubilee and the Humdingers, Butchwax & the Hollywoods with Billy Peek, Red Lehr & the St. Louis Rivermen, Those Darn Accordions, Stoneback Sisters & Stoneback Brass, Mariachi Los Camperos de Nati Cano, The Legend Singers, The ReBirth Brass Band!, PROJECT Trio!, Canadian Brass; Sukay, Music of the Andes; Clarion Brass, Holiday Saxes, Buckwheat Zydeco, and the Carl & Mason T. Capps.
David Morris, The World's Top Whistler, Hugh Kash Smith, Nicole Cabell, Gina Galati, Sigrun Hjalmtysdottir, Mary Elizabeth Sinclair, soprano, Gail & Bill Lennon, Mike Cathcart, Beverly Stewart-Anderson, Johnnie Johnson, and Robert Ellison. To see Robert Ellison with the Band in December 2016, see Robert Ellison "God Bless the USA". Many instrumental soloists have appeared such as trumpeters Arturo Sandoval and Doc Severensen; pianists, Peter Nero, Lindsay Garritson, and Marjorie Vincent; marimba artist Debbye Turner-Bell; oboist, Alex Klein; clarinetist, Ricardo Morales; and many more. The Compton Heights Band has also featured unusual instruments including the theremin Dr. Robert Froehner, glass armonica (Carolinn Skyler), the Kazoo Rick Hubbard in Kazoobie, and organ with Cameron Carpenter.
The Band has collaborated with several choirs, including The Gospel Symphonic Choir with Dello Thedford, The Legend Singers, The Metro Singers, The St. Louis County Community Chorus, and the East Central College Choir.
Painter and Author
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.
There's always something exciting to hear each year.
Additional Video clips:
Hugh Smith and East Central College Combined Choirs in Ode to Joy 2016
Gina Galati in Ave Maria 2016
Bob Ellison, Baritone, in God Bless the USA 2016