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What you should have in your folder corresponding concerts as of 2/1/24

For February 22nd Concert:
First Suite in Eb
Legends in the Mist
Florentiner March
Man of La Mancha
The Green Cathedral
Gathering of the Ranks at Hebron

For CBOP in June:
Suite of Old American Dances
Salute to Bob Hope
John Williams in Concert
Cluster Fluster Bluster March
The Eighties
Riders for the Flag
The Mandalorian




Conductor :


Aaron Power

Aaron Power has been involved in music making his entire life, and is having a great time as conductor of the Heartland Concert Band.

A native of El Reno, Oklahoma, he is a graduate of Southwestern Oklahoma State University, holding a BME in Instrumental Music with an emphasis in saxophone performance. He previously served as Band Director for the Drumright Public Schools in Oklahoma and is currently employed by the Joplin School District.

In 2017, Aaron performed Bernhard Heiden's Diversion for Saxophone & Band as soloist with the HCB. He was recently appointed by Conductor Emeritus Vicki Mays as Conductor for the band's 2021-2022 season.

Aaron lives in Joplin with his wife Donna and their three sons.

Conductor Emeritus :
Vicki Mays

Joplin native Vicki Mays was well-known to area audiences. A graduate of Missouri Southern State University, she enjoyed a long and varied career as a music educator throughout the 4-State region and beyond, including work in the Columbus, KS schools, the Jasper & Carl Junction, MO Schools, and Seattle, Washington.
During the 1990's, Vicki was assistant conductor of the Carthage Community Band, and was tapped as Conductor of the HCB in 2003. Under her tenure the band grew both in size and in musical maturity, performing for hundreds of persons annually for nearly two decades.
Vicki passed away in March, 2020 after a brief illness. She is survived by her husband Lyle.

Band Board

Heartand Concert Band Board Members

Director - Aaron Power

President - Jud Fisher

Vice-President - Christina Hamilton

Secretary - Martin Williams 

Treasurer - Tim Meadows

Board Member - Amber Dole

Board Member - Keith Garber

Board Member - Rick Castor

BAnD Humor


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The Heartland Concert Band is a 501(c )(3) tax exempt organization. A copy of the IRS tax exempt authorization letter can be provided upon request.

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