After 57 years of leadership, mostly on stage in Central Park at the Community Concert Center, Ron Keller led his last concert as “Conductor and Music Director” with the Naperville Municipal Band on August 10, 2023.
Now, the Naperville native will assume his new role as Director Emeritus, passing the baton onto the new Conductor, Emily Binder.
Bill Jastrow will take Binder’s role as Assistant Conductor.
What a grand night for music that showcased marches composed by Keller and several of his favorite song writers, including his inspiration, John Philip Sousa. The concert ended with a rousing “Stars and Stripes Forever,” written by American composer and conductor Sousa, known as the “American March King.”
Thanks for the memories!