Guest Conductors, Composers & Soloists
that have performed with the Sterling Municipal Band
Gary Aiken - Director of Bands - New Caney High School - Texas - 2017
J. Mark Beaty -  Sterling High School - 1989, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1997, 2001
Dr. Harry Begian - University of Illinois - 1992
Rex Benson - Director of Bands - Mendota (IL) High School - 2003
Victor Bianchetta - Director Emeritus - J.D. Darnall (IL) High School - 1992
Fred Block - Block Music Company, Sterling, IL - 1993
Dr. Kenneth Bloomquist - Michigan State University
Erik Boemke - Assistant Professor of Music - Lincoln College - 2007
Dr. Paula Boire - Vocal Soloist - University of Iowa - 1990
Steve Boll - Director of Bands - Dixon, IL - 1996
Col. Alan Bonner - United States Air Force Band - 2001, 2007, 2017
Dr. Peter Boonshaft - Professor of Music - Hofstra University, NY - 2016
Col. John R. Bourgeois - United States Marine Band - 1998, 2001, 2008
Brian Bowman - Euphonium Soloist - Air Force - 2005
Victor Bowman - Trumpet Soloist - Air Force - 2005
Linda (Bowman) Smith - Vocalist - Air Force Singing Sergeants - 2005
William "Chip" Braker - Director of Bands - Forrston, IL - 2004
Emily Bressler - Director of Bands - West Carroll High School - 2009
Mark Bressler - Director - West Carroll Elementary - Dixon Municipal Band
Keith Brion  - Peerless Sousa Band - 1990
Lt. Col. Philip C. Chevallard - Air Force Band - Colorado Technological University - 1995, 2012
Dr. John Climer - Director of Bands - Ohio University - 2004
Paula Crider - Director of Longhorn Bands - University of Texas - 2009, 2016
James Curnow - Composer/Conductor - 1999
George Daniels - Freeport Jr. High - Director Emeritus - 1998
Dr. Micheal Davis - Music Director of Walt Disney World - 1998
Johan de Meij - Composer - New York, NY - 2011
Lt. Col. Frank Dubey - West Point Academy - 1993, 1997
Dr. Jon R. Dugle - Director Emeritus - Western Illinois University - 2003
Matthew Eaton - Director of Bands - Meridian Junior High School - Stillman Valley- 2006
Lisa Pfiffner-Eaton - Director of Bands - Eastland Middle School - 2008
W.C. Edwards - Park Ridge Jr. High School
Steven W. Eggleston - Illinois Wesleyan University - 1992, 1994
John Eustace - Director of Bands - Freeport High School- 1998
Col. Timothy Foley (ret) - President's Own United States Marine Band - 2015
Col. Arnald D. Gabriel - United States Air Force - 1998, 2004, 2011
Col. Lowell Graham - United States Air Force - University of Texas - 2005, 2014
David Greenhoe - Trumpet Soloist - University of Iowa - 1990
Dr. Peter J. Griffin - University of Illinois - 2009
Col. Jack Grogen - United States Army Field Band - 2001
Annette Hackbarth - Director of Bands - Dakota, IL - 2003
Dr. Craig Hancock - Director of Bands - Wartburg College, Waverly, Iowa - 2012
Michael Hanes - Director Emeritus - Southern Illinois University - 2006
Dr. Stephen Hawk - Bach Trumpet Performing Artist - 2010, 2014
Samuel Hazo - Composer/Clinician - Pennsylvania - 2008
John Heath - Batavia High School - 2013
Ruth Hedstrom - Sauk Community College/Eastman School of Music - 1993, 1995, 1998
Dr. Shandra Helman - Clarinet Soloist - Idaho State University - 2017
Dr. Quincy Hilliard - Composer - University of Louisiana in Lafayette - 2007
Phyllis Hogberg - Director of Bands - Winnebago, IL - 2007
Harold A. Hokenson - Director Emeritus Sterling Public & Catholic Schools - 1992, 1993, 1994,1995, 1996,
1997, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006
Dr. David Holsinger - Composer - Lee University - 2006
Chris Izzo - International Conductor & Educator - 1999
Jon James - Director of Bands - Polo High School, Polo, IL - 1997, 2001
William Janssen - Director Emeritus - Byron Bands - 2008
Robert Jorgensen - Director of Bands - University of Akron, Ohio - 2008
Dr. James F. Keene - University of Illinois - 1993
Ron Keller - Naperville Municipal Band - 1997, 1999
Dr. Mark Kelly - Bowling Green State University - 1992, 1997
Randy King - King Music Service - Bradley, IL. - 2014
George Krem - Trombone Soloist - University of Iowa - 1992
Dr. James Lambrecht - Augustana College, Rock Island, IL - 1997, 2003, 2010
Barbara Lauff - Challand Middle School, Sterling, IL - 2005, 2010
Jonathan Lauff - Neuqua Valley High School - Naperville, IL - 1991, 1994, 2004
Ted Lega - Director Emeritus - Joliet High School - 2006, 2011
Margaret Cornils Luke - Flute Soloist - Waterloo, IA - 2013
David Maccabee - United Township H.S. - Moline, IL. - 1994
Timothy Mahr - Composer - St. Olaf College - 1996
Ray Makeever - Conductor Emeritus of Ottawa Township High School Bands - 2002
Tom "Bones" Malone - The Blues Brothers & Late Night with David Letterman - 2015
"Blue" Lou Marini - Sax Soloist (Blues Brothers) - 2013
Victor Markovich - Wichita State University - 1994
Dr. Andrew Mast - Lawrence University, Appleton, WI. - 2014
Dr. Francis McBeth - Quacha University - 1995, 2002
Michael McCoy - Sterling High School - 1992, 1993, 1997, 1998, 2002, 2003
Marita Murphy Mead - Clarinet soloist - University of Iowa - 1993, 2002
Hal Melia - Saxophone Soloist - Los Angeles, CA - 1991
Dr. Charles Menghini - Vandercook College of Music - Chicago, Illinois - 1998, 2009
Ron Modell - Trumpet Soloist - Northern Illinois University (Emeritus) - 1992, 1993, 2002
Gene Montgomery - Director Emeritus - Logan Jr. High - Princeton, IL. - 1992, 1997, 1998, 2000, 2001
Dr. Bruce Moss - Bowling Green University - 1996
C. Cloyd Myers - Challand Middle School - Sterling, IL
Marjorie Myers - Sterling Elementary School
Lisa Jackson Nemeth - Mezzo Soprano - 2000
Kent Nightlinger - Director - Dixon Municipal Band - 1994
Erik Oberg - Sterling Orchestra & Band Director & Director Rock Valley College - 2017
Col. Thomas Palmatier - U.S. Army Band "Pershings Own" - 2017
John R. Pastin - Lt. Commander U.S. Navy - 1997
Dr. John P. Paynter - Northwestern University - 1995
Bill Petersen - Freeport High School & Highland College Band Director - 2017
Cpt. Mark Peterson - United States Air Force Band - 1994
Douglas Phillips - Associate Director of Bands - Western Illinois University - 2008
Robert J. Quatman - North Fort Myers, FL. - School of the Arts - 1995
Sarah Reckmeyer - Ottawa High School, Ottawa, IL - 2010
Dr. Alfred Reed - Composer -  University of Miami - 1990, 2000, 2005
Dr. William D. Revelli - University of Michigan - 1992
Dr. Timothy Rhea - Director of Bands - Texas A & M - 2015
Shelly Rosenow-Jameson - Opera Soprano - 2003
Dr. John Stanley Ross - Appalachian State University Boone, North Carolina - 2006, 2014
Wes Russell - Joliet Public Schools - 1996
G. Jack Schuler - Sterling High School - 1992
Patrick Sheehan - Music Director Sauk Valley Productions - 2005
Col. Bryan Shelburne - U.S. Army Band - 1996
Robert Sheldon - Composer - 2012
Patrick Sheridan - Tuba Soloist - Arizona State University - Jupiter Instruments - 2015
Deborah Shofner - Kimball Middle School, Elgin, IL - 1994, 1996, 1997, 1999, 2000
Dario Sotelo - Brazilian Wind Orchestra - 2002
Dr. Steve Steele - Director of Bands - Illinois State University - 2005
James G. Stevens - Director Emeritus (Orchestra) Bradley-Bourbonnais Community H.S. - 2012
Richard Stodd - Director Emeritus - Geneseo High School, IL - 2006
Dr. Richard Strange - Arizona State University - 2001
Stephen Squires - Roosevelt University - 2013
Dr. Frank Ticheli - Composer - University of Southern California - 2009
Dale Underwood - Saxophone Soloist - U.S. Navy (Ret.) - 1997, 1998, 2002
Jason U'Ren - Assistant Director of Bands - Clinton, IA - 2003
Allan Vizzutti - Trumpet Soloist - 1991
Dr. William Warfield - Vocalist - 2000
Master Sergeant Harry F. Watters - Trombone Soloist - U.S. Army Brass Quintet - 2011, 2017
Ken Watters - Trumpet Soloist - Summit Records - Watter Brothers - 2008, 2017
James Weir - Glenview Middle School, East Moline, IL - 1993, 1996
Dr. Myron Welch - University of Iowa - 1992, 1993, 1995, 1996, 1999, 2000, 2007
Robert C. Whipple - Clinton Symphony Orchestra - 1992, 1994
Robyn Wilkes - State College of Florida - 2013, 2015
Eric Whitacre - Composer - Studio City, California - 2001
Dr. Ronnie Wooten - Northern Illinois University - 2002, 2004
Robert Yeats - University of Iowa- 1992
Victor W. Zajec - VanderCook College of Music - Chicago, Illinois - 1993, 1995, 1997, 1999, 2002
Dr. John Zdechlik - Composer/Conductor - 2002
*Gold - Military Directors/Soloists