Sioux City Rockestra Tickets
Sioux City Rockestra is best recognized as the first ever professional orchestra of rock and roll that was founded in 2003 and is currently under the directorship of its founder, John Luebke. It comprises of a dedicated group of musicians mainly from the Sioux City region. In less than ten years, they have played with some of the best known artists of the industry including vocalists Michael Luebke, Jon Raveneau, Mikal Crist, Jack Osborn, Haseena Napeir, Jon Clay and Michael Oetken. Other artists they have collaborate with include percussionist Paul Gausman, organist Rick Darrow, cellist Joe Shufro, oboe-player Karin Swanson, Opera Lady, Rochestra Jr, Senior Choir, Siouxland Movement Arts, Siouxland Youth Orchestra, West High Jazz Choir, Bohemian Rhapsody Choir, Rio Girls: Becca, Claire and Jenna, and Professor Von Somethingorother.
Most people would know the Sioux City for its recreational parks, sports’ franchises and edible products, such as the SueBee Honey and American Pop Corn, but have you heard about Rockestra? It is the orchestra that plays a unique blend of classic orchestral music and rock and roll. It is performing at the Sioux City Rockestra show and here you can enjoy a one of a kind experience that brings unification of distinct sounds.
The forty member ensemble that makes the choir for Rockestra was put together by director, John Luebke, who had a vision of creating an orchestra that would play powerful rock music. It was in the spring of 2004, that he decided to turn this vision into reality and formed Rockestra. It gave the debut performance at the Eppley Auditorium, Morningside College, in front of a crowd of two hundred and fifty people.
Since then, this organization has been performing regular seasons on an annual basis at the Orpheum Theatre. Buy your Sioux City Rockestra tickets for watching an upcoming regular season performance. The instrumentalists present some of the greatest rock hits and mould it into music that would be appreciated by the generations of today. However, this doesn’t mean that the music that is played is from one genre specifically. Over a period of six years, Rockestra has played everything in between country, pop and rock. With instruments that include rhythm, strings, brass and winds, Luebke’s choir consists of eleven singers equipped with the broadest vocal ranges.
Creating and performing music since a naïve age, John Luebke decided he wanted to be a musician when he started playing the piano at the age of five. From establishing an eighteen piece band, when he was still in high school to obtaining a graduate degree in Music Education and a Doctorate in Composition and Music Theory, Leubke paved a road that led to success and brilliance. Working with several prestigious organizations such as the Sioux City Symphony, Siouxland Youth Chorus, Monmouth College and several Public Schools in Sioux City, Luebke finally decided to create something that was his own, planting the seed of what would become the popular, Rockestra.
The forthcoming show presented by this orchestra is called the "Wild Thing" that will take audiences on a zoological safari. Presenting music based on wildlife creatures with a rock and roll twist, this show is said to redefine classic hits. Carefully selecting songs to perform via a ten step selection basis, Luebke, along with Dan Holzichter have put considerable thought into making sure that audiences are provided with a brilliant musical experience. The chosen tracks have to receive approval from everyone from colleagues, friends, and assistant directors to singers and orchestra members, before they are embedded in the final list.
Some of the tracks audiences can look forward to listening at the show include Dave Matthew’s "Ants Marching", Fireflies’ "Owl City", Steppenwolf’s "Born to be Wild", Def Leppard’s "Rock of Ages", Duran Duran’s "Hungry like a Wolf" and Scorpion’s "Like a Hurricane", amongst numerous others.
This season, performance is due to take place at the orchestra’s home venue, the Orpheum Theatre; a performing arts facility located on the Pierce Street in Sioux City. Originally, opened for the public as a movie theatre and vaudeville, the Orpheum Theatre is one of the largest theatres of the area, boasting seating capacity for twenty six hundred people. Initially, costing approximately two million dollars with restoration works that billed up to a figure of twelve million dollars, this facility seems as if it has been ripped out of a classic black and white motion picture.
If you are prepared to be pleasantly surprised, then the Sioux City Rockestra invites you to this show. Become a part of the excitement by getting Sioux City Rockestra tickets immediately.
The Rockestra has made quite a reputation for playing live with their incredible rock ambiance, having performed hundreds of shows every year. A strong contributive factor towards such success is their well-selected setlist, featuring songs by the most legendary rock acts of all time starting with precursors of rock like The Beatles, The Doobie Brothers and The Who, to rather contemporary artists like Lady Gaga, Counting Crows and Van Morrison. They have covered the various flavors rock has offered such as pure pop tunes like those of Madonna’s to grungier bands like Def Leppard and Aerosmith, and the works of classic rockstars like Elton John. Given the body of shows the rock orchestra has archived in a decade, it is no surprise to see the lots of rock fans rushing in to grab Sioux City Rockestra tickets. Founder of Sioux City Rockestra, John Luebke is not only serving as the director of the orchestra, but is also the Head Music Teacher at Sioux City Community Schools as well as the Director of the famous Siouxland Youth Chorus. He has been teaching in the area’s public schools for the last decade, teaching all the way from elementary adaptive music to more complicated jazz improvisations. In addition, the talented maestro is also a prolific arranger and published composer, writing in various musical styles.
The body of Sioux City Rockestra’s resident singers consists of Amy Linder, Amy Ellsworth, Doug Davis, Sam Irish Sr., Jackie Schmillen, Sally Sams, Kevin Keane, Blake Meacham, Becca Holzrichter, Mark Brewer, and Teri Kay Schauer. The rhythm instrumentalists comprise of keyboardist Amy Linder, bass guitarist Sam Irish Sr., guitarist Sam Irish Jr., drummers Johnnie Bolin and Dustin Brewer, auxiliary percussionist Becca Holzrichter, and percussionist Alison Bondy. The orchestra’s string group includes violinists Kathi Angeroth, Alisja Moreland, Judy Bligh, Ilirjana Sheri, Paula Ulicsni, Dee Etta Riley, David Ehmcke, Trina Swanson, and Michelle Edelman; cellist Anne Cowley, and viola players Stephanie Grigsby, Alli Zimmerman, and Eleanor May Patterson. Their set of brass players includes horn-players Gary Reeves, Mark Henderson, Dan Piechi, Kathy Yoakam, Kerry Patterson; trumpeters Kevin Linder, Charlie Morgan, Seth Snakesberg, and Cade Calder; and trombonists Jules Banks, Dave Snakesberg, and Alan Arnold. The Rockestra also features flutists Diane Gross, Stacey Pepin, Jen Bliven, and Joanna Meehan alongside clarinets Emily Cox and Shirley Luebke. Also part of the band is saxophonist Dustin Bliven and tenor saxophonist David Napier. Rock acts whose songs have been most covered by Sioux City Rockestra include The Who, Beatles, Robert Palmer, Lady Gaga, Chicago, ABBA, Heart, Don Henley, Lionel Richie, Toto, 5th Dimension, Def Leppard, Etta James, The Guess Who, Billy Joel, Alayna Myles, The Doobie Brothers, Kim Carnes, KT Tunstall, Manfred Mann, Queen, Brooks and Dunn, Counting Crows, Joni Mitchell, Talking Heads, Van Morrison, Various Artists, Bruce Springteen, Paul Simon, Blondie, The Mama’s & The Papa’s, Rolling Stones, REO Speedwagon, Marshall Tucker Band, Barry White, Pachelbel, Harry Chapin, Van Halen, Sly & The Family Stone, Ozzy Osbourne, Stevie Ray Vaughn, Barry Manilow, Styx, Ian Hunter, The Dixie Cups, Mason Williams, Aerosmith, Dobie Gray, Stevie Wonder, KISS, Eagles, Elton John, Rupert Holmes, Journey and many cherished more. If you are looking to really rock it out in the midst of the most celebrated popular rock tunes of the century, than hurry here to get hold of some cheap Sioux City Rockestra tickets, since they’ll not be available for so long.