Get in the Christmas spirit with a special holiday concert by the Yankton Area Summer Band led by Huron HS Band Director, James Stueckrath!
The Yankton Area Summer Band (YASB) is made up of fifty to one hundred area volunteer musicians that include high school and college students as well as adults are invited to perform an hour-long concert held immediately following an hour-long rehearsal. The participating musicians learn alongside amateur and professional musicians who both play and conduct each week. The YASB is managed by local band teacher, Gwen Wenisch who has been playing with the summer band since she was in 8th grade.
Following the concert join us in the HS Commons for a cookie and cider reception hosted by Explorer’s Credit Union.
All concerts are free to the public due to support from the City of Yankton and the Yankton Parks and Recreation Department.
Mike Hilson and Jay Gilbertson are two guys who live in Yankton, SD. Both are musical performers and educators. They have enjoyed each other’s company since sometime around 1987. Mike graduated in 1984 from North Texas State University (later to be renamed the University of North Texas) with a degree in jazz performance. Both Mike and Jay enjoy playing music that leaves room for improvisation.
Mike and Jay are playing as part of the Yankton Area Arts Annual Summer Concert Series held each Tuesday night at 8:00 throughout the summer at Riverside Park Amphitheater. All concerts are free due to the support of the City of Yankton and Yankton Parks and Recreation.
Yankton Area Arts is a non-profit organization located at 508 Douglas in Yankton, SD.
The Yankton Area Summer Band will reconvene for an annual Christmas Concert held at Yankton Summit Theater.
The all-volunteer band will perform some Christmas favorites at no cost to the public. A cookie and cider reception will follow in the high school commons provided by the Services Central Federal Credit Union.