• LCB on stage
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  • Dr. Gary Sullivan

    Dr. Gary Sullivan

    Music Director and principal conductor

  • Sangmi with Sullivan
  • Jim Kasprzak
  • LCB Horns
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  • LCB Trombones
  • 2018 - Genevieve Brown

    Kenneth G. Bloomquist Prize

    The Kenneth G. Bloomquist Prize was established by the Lansing Concert Band in 2011 to recognize and reward an outstanding high school musician in the mid-Michigan area. The award is named in honor of LCB Director Emeritus and former director of bands at Michigan State University, Ken Bloomquist. The $1,000 prize is awarded to the winner, who will also perform with the LCB as a featured soloist on our annual Young Artist''s Concert held on April 28, 2018.

    Previous Bloomquist Prize Winners

    2017 - Aaron Smokowitz, trumpet
    2016 - Justin Best, clarinet
    2015 - Martin Kocev, clarinet

    2014 - Aden Berry, tuba
    2013 - Lydia Roth, flute
    2012 - Diedreanna Potter, harp
    2011 - Jordan Lulloff, saxophone

    Application information

    The competition is open to high school musicians in grades 9–12 during the 2017-18 academic year, enrolled in school from the following counties: Allegan, Barry, Branch, Calhoun, Clinton, Eaton, Genesee, Gratiot, Hillsdale, Ingham, Ionia, Isabella, Jackson, Kalamazoo, Kent, Lenawee, Livingston, Midland, Montcalm, Oakland, Saginaw, Shiawassee and Washtenaw.

    Performers of woodwind, brass, or percussion instruments may apply. Applicants must select a work for their instrument which has an available band or wind ensemble accompaniment and must submit an audio recording of their performance of that selection accompanied by piano, band, or orchestra.

    Performance with the Lansing Concert Band will be April 28, 2018 in a Lansing-area venue. Deadline for application is February 12, 2018.

    Judges’ decisions are final. The winner will be invited to perform their solo selection in concert with the Lansing Concert Band on April 28, 2018. A cash prize of $1,000 will be awarded along with a professional recording of the performance.

    Read more and apply here!

    Questions? Please e-mail us at competition@lansingconcertband.org or call (517) 321-3274.

  • LCB in Charlotte
  • Percussion in Action

Young Person's Introduction to the Band 2018
Tuesday, February 27, 2018 10:00am, Wharton Center for the Performing Arts (map)
Tuesday, February 27, 2018, 1:00pm, Charlotte Performing Arts Center (Charlotte classes only)


Registration is now open for the 2018 edition of our Young Person''s Introduction to the Band Concert. This year’s concert theme is “Emotions in Music.” We will explore how music can stimulate a wide range of human emotions, such as love, happiness, joy, sadness, fear, and patriotism. This concert will deepen students’ understanding of the importance of music in our lives – even if we are not musicians. The program also emphasizes the fun of making music in a band and introduces students to the variety of instruments in the modern concert band. Student artwork will be an important part of this year’s concert. Our goal is to present a program that is exciting for students and that will encourage them to pursue or continue playing an instrument –from their earliest years right through retirement. Members of our band range in age from 21 to 81!

There is no admission fee for this year''s program, thanks to a generous grant from the Michigan Council for the Arts and Cultural Affairs and the Arts Council of Greater Lansing, and additional financial support from members of the Lansing Concert Band. However, all attendees must register their classes using the registration link to the right.

The teachers guide is now available. Download a pdf version here, or you can download it at the iBooks Store Get it on iBooks Badge

This year, we will display student artwork during the concert. Details about this activity can be found in the study guide. Click here to access a YouTube playlist of the concert selections. Use this playlist with your students as they create their artwork.

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