The Sun City Concert Band begins the new year under new leadership.
Ken Jaeger joins the band as its’ newest director, bringing more than 40 years of conducting experience to the ensemble. The first concert of 2020 is the annual John Philip Sousa concert titled “Sousa On My Mind” 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 29 in the Sundial Auditorium, 14801 N. 103rd Ave., Sun City.
Mr. Jaeger received his Bachelor of Music degree from Arizona State University and his Master of Fine Arts degree from Southern Oregon University. He taught music (primarily band, orchestra and guitar) in the Tolleson Union High School District for 30 years.
Since retiring, Mr. Jaeger has been a playing member of the Phoenix College Concert Band and the Glendale Community College Band. In 2013, he was named the conductor of the City of Glendale Summer Band which plays eight concerts each June and July in Murphy Park in downtown Glendale. He brings the music of John Philip Sousa as his first concert with the Sun City Concert Band.