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University of Central Missouri
Warrensburg, MO 64093
Contact: Mike Greife
WARRENSBURG, MO (July 17, 2014) – University of Central Missouri President Chuck Ambrose and Mrs. Kris Ambrose will host the President's Lawn Concert Monday, July 28.
The annual event is scheduled to take place on the lawn of Selmo Park, 518 S. Holden St. UCM administrators will begin serving ice cream and cookies at 7 p.m., and the Warrensburg Community Band, under the direction of Russell Coleman, will perform at 7:30 p.m.
The event is free and open to the public. In the event inclement weather, the event will take place in the Elliott Union ballroom.
Joining Coleman as conductor will be guest conductors Kevin Lines, Pat Setser and Chuck Appleton. Lines is conductor of the Marshall Municipal Band, and Setser is a UCM alumna and former supervisor of music for the North Kansas City School District and director of bands at Winnetonka High School. She currently is an adjunct member of the UCM music faculty and associate conductor of the Kansas City Wind Symphony. Appleton , a UCM alumnus and former director of bands at Warrensburg High School, currently is a clinician with the Palen Music Company.
Guest soloists for the concert will be Neal Seipp on trumpet and vocalist Jeff Imboden. Seipp, professor emeritus of trumpet at UCM, will be performing the music of former big band leader Harry James, including Ciribiribin, The Mole, You Made Me Love You, Trumpet Blues and Cantabile. Imboden, director of the Office of Performing Arts at UCM and vocalist with the T. Ross Band, will sing Someone To Watch Over Me by George and Ira Gershwin and Blue Moon by Richard Rodgers and Lorenz Hart.
The Warrensburg Community Band was founded in 1985 to provide musicians with an opportunity to perform for pleasure while rendering a service to the community. Membership is open to individuals above high-school age and represents a wide variety of occupations. Financial support is provided by advertisers and private donors.