• Dr. Gary Sullivan

    Dr. Gary Sullivan

    Music Director and principal conductor

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    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.

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