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"... for the love of music."

The LCBS Silver Band was formed in the second year of the founding of the LCBS.  It's initial conductor was the late Arland Mangold.  

The enthusiasm for joining a community band overran the capacity of the Gold Band to handle the many local adults who had a desire to pick up their instruments long locked up in their cases in the basement since school.  A wider range of experience was needed to accommodate the number of interested particpants and the varied social, musical experience levels of the wide range of applicants.  And so began the Silver Band.

The band has been served by many conductors including Ken Rogers, Karen van de Vendel, and Betty Upton.

The band has been a regular participant in the local music festival consistently being awarded "Excellent " and "Superior" evaluations.  The Silver Band also toured with the Gold Band to Scotland in 2019, a major highlight of the LCBS history.

Silver Band meets on Tuesdays, 7:00 pm at CASA.

SAMUEL YAMAMOTO- Sam took on the conducting role with the Silver Band in 2009. Other than a leave year in 2014, Sam has continued to develop the music repertoire and enthusiasm with Silver Band. Under Sam's leadership the band has considerably grown it's audience base and continues to do so.

Sam is a graduate with a Bachelor of Music from Brigham Young University in 2008, and a Master of Music, Music education from Boston University concluding in 2014. In addition Sam has participated in numerous professional development events to further advance what he has to offer at the podium.

Sam served as the conductor of the music program at Magrath High School for both choir and band. In 2019, Sam was appointed conductor of the Lethbridge Collegiate Institute band program where he continues the very illustrious history of the LCI band program.

Sam concluded his tenure as conductor of Silver Band in the late spring of 2022. His farewell concert was held in June of 2022. His successor has not yet been named but that information will be coming later.

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Repertoire of performances of all LCBS Bands

Prepared by Mark Overes