Lakeside Pride Symphonic Band Fall 2022 Concert "Fanning the Flames"

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November 19 th, 2022 | Holtschneider Performance Center



Welcome to Lakeside Pride’s 26th Season!

Thank you for joining us for this performance tonight and upcoming shows across Chicago. Over the past decades, we’ve brought together Chicagoans of different sexualities, genders, ages, and cultures to share in the universal language of music, building a community that honors our origins and connects each of us.

This year’s season is entitled Rise, which encapsulates the LGBTQ community’s ongoing struggles and its persistence to resolve them, whether that be to survive, to thrive, or to live in harmony with each other. Lakeside Pride is no different, and as we’ve adapted to the pandemic, we find ourselves stronger and more resilient than ever. We continue to be a welcoming family for our members and friends across the Chicagoland area.

We’ve risen to the challenge of keeping our community safe, healthy, strong, and exuberant. We’ve overcome adversity from the pandemic and societal unrest, and continue to use our platform to inspire our members and audiences to join us in our revitalization. We still have lots to do, and many barriers to overcome. But by banding together we can continue to change hearts and minds, grow as a community, and heroically rise to any occasion.

Our membership levels continue to rise - we are now upwards of 400 members strong across 14 different ensembles! And it’s because we know as much as we value the music we share, it’s this loving community that has been established decades ago and continues to be strong.

In closing, we thank you for your continued support of Lakeside Pride, our members, and our mission. It’s because of audience members like you that we’ve been able to return to this moment of revitalization and renewal. We hope this performance, and the many throughout our season, inspire you to rise in applause!

About the Evening

Our 2022-2023 concert season - Rise - is a multifaceted reflection of our current society. From where, and towards what, are we rising? That depends on who you ask and when you ask them.

Tonight’s Program - Fanning the Flames - suggests points of departure in these hypothetical ascensions from wherever we’ve collectively fallen. We begin with Frank Ticheli’s pyroclastic portrayal of the fall of Pompeii in Vesuvius, followed by Catherine Likhuta’s somber, hopeful, and recent reminder that we don’t have a Planet B. Perhaps most on-the-nose of our stepping-off points is Robert W. Smith’s Inferno (from The Divine Comedy), which depicts his vision of hell, and humanity’s sins of incontinence (no, not that kind), fraud, and violence. We conclude the first half of tonight’s program with Kevin Day’s musical response to ever-more-prevalent sins of violence, Requiem for the Unarmed. We then welcome composer Christen Taylor Holmes to the audience with a performance of their work Griffin, inspired by Miss Major Griffin-Gracy, a Chicago-born trans activist who was present at the Stonewall Riots in 1969. Tonight’s concert will conclude with the inspiration for the program’s title and artwork: Excerpts from Igor Stravinsky’s Firebird Suite.

Lakeside Pride is a family of more than a dozen no-audition ensembles for musicians of all skill levels. Something new is always starting up and we’d love to see you at rehearsal, even if it’s been years since you’ve played. We’re certain there’s an ensemble that’s right for you! Find out how to join at

fanning the flames


Frank Ticheli (1999) Song Sponsored by the Lakeside Pride Board of Directors

Planet B

Catherine Likhuta (2021)

Conducted by Assistant Artistic Director Jackie Fischer Song Sponsored by Dan Mendelson and Scott Cook

The Divine Comedy

I. The Inferno

Robert W. Smith (1995)

Conducted by Assistant Artistic Director Jackie Fischer Song Sponsored by Jordan Francisco In honor of the ‘12-’13 Huntley Marching Red Raiders

Requiem for the Unarmed

Kevin Day (2022) Song Sponsored by Abdo Timejardine-Zomeño In Memory of Brittany Kinlow (1999-2022)

- IntermissionGriffin

Christen Taylor Holmes (2022) In Honor of Sarah Mack

Suite from the Ballet The Firebird (1919):

IV. Ronde Des Princess

V. Danse Infernale Du Roi Kastchei

VI. Berceuse

VII. Finale

Igor Stravinsky

trans. Randy Earles, ed. Frederick Fennell (1990) Song Sponsored by the Clarinet Section

Dana Hofer Br ass Instrument Re pair Des Plaines, IL Call or text: 847 338 6649


Kyle Rhoades

Artistic Director, Lakeside Pride Symphonic Band

Kyle Rhoades has been the Artistic Director of the Lakeside Pride Symphonic Band since 2008. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Music Education from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and a Master’s Degree in Music Education from VanderCook College of Music. His conducting influences and teachers include Professors Craig Kirchhoff, Mallory Thompson, Peter Griffin, H. Robert Reynolds, and Charlie Menghini.

As a trumpet player, Kyle performs regularly with the Northshore Concert Band, and has performed with the Wheaton Municipal Band, the Prairie Brass Band, and Mariachi Fenix of the University of Chicago. He is a high school band director, general music teacher, and musical producer in School District 401.

As a music arranger and chamber musician, Kyle has prepared more than sixty pieces for brass quintet. In addition to the concert and marching band arrangements he’s created for his own students, Kyle has been commissioned to arrange works for the West Towns Barbershop Chorus, Downers Grove North Bands, and the Chancel Ringers Handbell Choir.

Biographies cont.

Jackie Fischer

Assistant Artistic Director, Lakeside Pride Symphonic Band

Jackie Fischer holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Music Education from Northern Illinois University and a Master’s Degree in Teacher Leadership from Concordia University Chicago. Her musical influences include Maria Pahati, Michael McManis, Ronnie Wooten, Colin Holman, Greg Barrett, and her junior high and high school band teachers.

Prior to her current role as an Account Executive, Jackie taught middle school and beginning band for twelve years in LaSalle, Westmont, and Naperville, Illinois. Jackie performs regularly as a clarinetist with the Naperville Winds and the Lakeside Pride Symphonic Band, where she also served as clarinet section leader from 2018 to 2021. She has previously performed with the Illinois Valley Community College Wind Ensemble, DeKalb Municipal Band, and Wheaton Municipal Band.

Assistant Artistic Director since Fall 2021.

Dr. David Patterson


From the moment DAVID PATTERSON (Researcher/Writer/Master of Ceremonies) demonstrated his ability to sing “Georgy Girl” and “Downtown” from memory at age four, his parents knew he was destined to become a musician. And most likely a homosexual. Over time, his penchant for loitering in libraries led him to a career in academia as a music historian (with a Ph.D. and everything!), specializing in the kind of modern music that has been known to clear a crowded room in under thirty seconds. Today he is an independent scholar, conducting his own research, writing, and talking about all sorts of music to audiences in venues ranging from professional conferences to concert halls to retirement communities. In David’s specific role as Master of Ceremonies for the Lakeside Pride Symphonic Band, his idols and influences include Gene Rayburn, M.C. Hammer, M. C. Escher, and Ol’ Dirty Bastard during his Wu-Tang Clan period.

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Christen Taylor Holmes

Composer of “Griffin”

Christen Taylor Holmes (b. 2000) born and raised in Southern Maryland is an emerging Composer and French Hornist. They graduated from Calvert High School in 2018 and is currently at the University of Maryland where they are in the process of earning a Bachelor of Music in Music Composition and a Bachelor of Science in Information Sciences. Through UMD, they have experienced many fantastic opportunities like collaborating with professional chamber groups such as Music and Dal Niente, participating as a Fellow for the Sphinx Connect Conference in Detroit, MI, working with student musicians for public performances, collaborating with the University of Maryland’s theatre department, being a sister of the Sigma Alpha Iota Gamma Epsilon chapter, and participating as a student ambassador for the Arts and Humanities College.

After they graduate in 2023, they plan to work in various Data Science fields while simultaneously building on their music career. Holmes aspires to compose music for Visual Art and/ or Video Games, singer/songwriters, public school systems, community organizations, and purse work in the Music Administration to create safe spaces for marginalized groups within Classical music, fund music programs, and generally make Classical music more accessible for anyone who wishes to participate.

Holmes was commissioned by Lakeside Pride Music Ensembles in 2022 to write Griffin for the 40th Pride Bands Alliance Conference: Sweet Home Chicago. Griffin’s world debut was performed by the Red Band at Chicago’s Auditorium Theatre, May 29th, 2022.

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Ted Griggs

Wendy Liu

Perkins McDowell

Imario Nuñez

Jenna Pollack

Anthony Rangel

Julie Resh-Jelliff

Rachel Stopchinski

Renee Winget


Meghan Andreachi

Jeremy Aquino

Janet Kamiri-Ong Thaddeus Metz


Jeff Geiger

Tony Marino Taylor Smith

Marc Turner Walter Van Gieson

Alto Saxophones

Trevor Archibald

Hannah Bishop

Shawn Clary

Ross Guthrie

Therese Wos

Ron Hornish

Victoria Przybylski

David Schroeder Justin Sun

Tenor Saxophones

Lauren Carr

Michael Connors

Baritone Saxophones

William Alicea

Woodwind Performers


Grace Alger Greer Anderson Cullen Daniels

Matt Gammons

Jackie Fischer Lizzie Fleming

Jordan Francisco Dalia Fuleihan

Henry Hamilton-Clement

Westley Hodges

Tyler William Johnson Bridget Katholi

Emily Landgraf Amber Lindstrom Brett Lloyd Matthew McNeil Jessi Moths Kaitie Panka Lorraine Platek Adam Rutkowski Andrew Schaeffer Ed Swartz

Shannon Switzer Abdo Timejardine-Zomeño

Matthew Toland

Emilie Wingate

Bass Clarinets

Karen Baldin Varak Bosnoian

Joe Doyle

Cheryl Dykstra Alex Jackson Cian Ford

Contralto Clarinet

Jim Norris


Nick Corrigall

Travis Cuckler

Jessica Devitt

Emily Dodd

Adal Gibson

Annie Grapentine

Chad Keitel

Allie Lambert

Ethan Mogilner Jenny Nance

Emmett O’Brien

Anne Pluchar

Kyle Rhoades

Melissa Terrell

French Horns

Roberto Astudillo

Jonathan Dulaney Hailee Fair

Eric Grunkemeyer

Jeffrey Huang Gaylon Karstens

Breanna Lange

Ernesto Lopez Geoffrey Ong

Ashley Whitaker


Jeff Geiger

Johnna Jackson

Brighten Jelke

Alan Karr

Ben Katholi

Max Mollenkamp

Andrew Peplinski

Brandon Strawn

Michelle Wetzel

Brass & Percussion Performers


Mark Elinski

Lee Fowler

Emmett Katholi

Dan Knowles

Kazuki Koide Krista Luzio

Robb Strieter

Tubas Max Brown Jacob Custer David Morck

TG Warford


Adam Beigel Stephen Carey Hann Doherty

Miranda Eston Cleo Goldberg Jami Hockensmith

Henry Katholi Molly Mack Katy Okamoto Jamie Schoffstall Alex Tsaparis

Piano Westley Hodges Molly Mack


Anthony Rangel

Special Thank You!
Thank you to all our volunteers, donors, partner organizations, DePaul School of Music, Ross Guthrie with Hampton Inn & Suites Chicago-Downtown, our musicians, and our audience members. We hope you enjoyed the show and see you at our next events! Visit

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