You sounded terrific again on Tuesday night. This will be a fun concert for the audience and the band. Be sure to start getting the word out to friends and family.

I have been really impressed lately with the sense of community growing in the band. The volunteerism is inspirational and the leadership from the board has been organized and positive. It’s been a very good season.

We’ll do it again on Tuesday, I will put the order on the board. Our one last piece - the opener - will be passed out and read. I think you will enjoy it.

Thanks for giving me a few minutes to describe the commissioning project we are doing for my mom. The Lakes Band will be premiering this new work at our spring concert. I will let you know how the process is going in the mean time. The piece is being written by native Minnesotan Mark Wolfram. He has been great to work with. If you’d like to support the project financially go to the Syb Gullickson Music Commission page on gofundme. This is totally optional as the project is a go.

Mom was one of the band’s biggest supporters coming to all our summer concerts and many spring and fall performances. She even flew up special from her Mesa home to see our Sousa concert. My brothers and I are grateful to all of you for being so kind to her at our events. She was a staunch supporter of my music endeavors in addition to her grandson’s. I so look forward to first hearing the band read this special new piece.

Looking forward to Tuesday