Robbinsdale City Band   

2019 Awards Banquet

September 19, 2019

Crooners Lounge & Supper Club, Fridley, MN


Award Recipients

Willis Ellig (Trumpet) - 2014

Jerry Jackson (Trumpet) – 2009

Jenny Harris (Clarinet) – 2004

Warren Kaari (Trombone) – 2004

Robb Mayer (French Horn) – 2004

Alys Nelson (Baritone) – 2004

Lynn Bakken (Trumpet) – 1994

Mike Bartholomew (Tenor Saxophone) – 1994

Beth Anderson (Flute) – 1984

Kate Anderson (Bassoon, Bass Clarinet) – 1984

Becky Haapanen (Flute) – 1984

John Roll (Tuba) - 1984



Sue Weinacht along with Judy Vossler did all the arrangements and checked everyone in.


The hors doers were a big hit as the evening got started



Everyone had a great time and enjoyed the food and atmosphere.





The band celebrated it’s 50th anniversary with a very special cake and a rousing version of Happy Birthday!






Judy Vossler got the night started with a few stories

 In addition to each of the award recipients, many of the attendees had some of the stories to tell.  Some got personal! 


   Kari “roasts” her Parent Mary and John Roll


Tim Nelson tells some Trumpet section stories…and more


Patti Smith shows her sense of humor



Mary Roll gets in a little rebuttal… and straightens a few details of Kari’s stories



Sheldon Silberman talks about being in the RCB for over 50 years!

And kept handing out Centennial books to everyone that shared a story




Award Recipients

 25 Years


Dave Quick presented Lynn Bakken for his 25th Award

Lynn Bakken





Lynn Shares his wisdom and tells us about the many singing and band groups he has participated in

Mike Bartholomew – not pictured


Award Recipients

 5 Years


Willis Ellig

presented by Sheldon Silberman


Award Recipients

 10 Years


Jerry Jackson

presented by Sheldon Silberman


Mike Bartholomew – not pictured



Award Recipients

 15 Years


Robb Mayer

presented by Sheldon Silberman


Alys Nelson

presented by Sheldon Silberman


Warren Kaari not pictured


Jenny Harris – not pictured



Award Recipients

 35 Years


John Roll

presented by Sheldon Silberman


Beth Anderson – not pictured


Kate Anderson – not pictured


Becky Haapanen not pictured


John has a few memories to share and gets in the last word





Director, Michael Serber addresses the band