April 13 - St. Louis Opera dinner dance.  Location: St. Louis Club, 7701 Forsyth Blvd, Saint Louis, Missouri, contact: Gina Galati at ginagalati@gmail.com for ticket information.


May 4 - The Warriors Journey event at The Oasis Convention Ballroon Center in Springfield, Missouri,  5:30pm to 8:00p. Please call Carla Blackwell at (620) 779-1246 for tickets.


June 21- Great Gatsy Senior Ball [1920] The Relics Center, 2015 West Battlefield, Springfield, 6-8 P.M. Open to the public.


July 17- Private Party, Branson Convenrion


September 6 - First Friday Art Walk Location Downtown Church. 6-8 PM


October 9 - Private party Mercy Doctors Night. BMW Reliable  


December 6 - Scrivener Oil Company Christmas party at The Vandivort Hotel.


December 13 - Holiday dance party the  Relics Center, 2015 West Battlefield, Springfield, 6-8 P.M. Open to public. 




May 5 - The Warriors Journey event at The Oasis Convention Ballroon Center in Springfield, Missouri,  5:30pm to 8:00p. Please call Carla Blackwell at (620) 779-1246 for tickets.








ROD GETER, MD, Plastic Surgeon is a star  keyboard player, President of the band, and a charter member.  He leads the band with a smile and gentle touch. 




JOHN MEYER, MD, Pediatrician is our lead alto sax and is an outstanding soloist. He played at the University of Illinois. John purchases challenging music for the band at his own expense.

ELLEN HARTMAN is our 2nd alto saxophone  player.  She has performed sporadically  with Caduceus over the years and  now is full-time with Caduceus.  She is a talented saxophone player who provides an excellent sound in all musical genres.

CHUCK FUGATE, MA, is a State Farm Agent and lead tenor sax player.  He possesses a Master's degree in music. Chuck is a guitarist and tenor sax player in the Indoor Finns Classic Rock band and plays bass in Mariachi Moderno.  He also teaches World Music and a Jazz History course at OTC.  


STEVE BENTON, PhD, is our second tenor sax and was a charter member of Caduceus.  He was the chief administrator for Smith-Glynn-Callaway Clinic when the band started. He has a doctorate in business administration and functions as our business manager and secretary of the band.

CATHY COONISis our Baritone Saxophone player. She recently retired after 41 years in Music Education. Her most recent job was Band Director at New Covenant Academy. She also performs with Wings of Swing and Springfield Community Jazz Ensemble (local big bands), and as a saxophonist in "The All Hands On Deck Show" in Branson, MO. She studied Music Education and Spanish at College of the Ozarks, and Education with a Music Emphasis at MSU.  


Troy Cronkhite currently is the Director of Bands at  Glendale High School in Springfield, Missouri. While under his direction the band program has received numerous awards in marching band, concert bands and jazz bands. In addition to his duties at Glendale, Troy served as the Southwest Missouri Music Educators Association as the District Vice President for Jazz as well as the Fine Arts Department Chair.


KEN BASS, MA Ken is the music director-conductor of Caduceus.  He was a former member of the Springfield Symphony and band director, he has a Masters Degree in Trombone from Pittsburg State University. 


ASHLEY CORSOLINI, is the bass trombonist. She possesses a bachelor's degree in Music Therapy from Drury University.



BEN LAMPERT, MD, Anesthesiologist practicing in the area of pain management, is a fearless soloist. He is early to every event to help set up the band. He performs special solo pieces with an interesting style.

JOHN YOUNG, Played trumpet from junior high through college, including stints with Marching Mizzou and the Shrine Swingers.  After a bit of a break, he's returned to the trumpet and is happy to be playing with Caduceus.

CARL YENDES, Esq., is the Assistant City Attorney in Springfield. He is the lead trumpet player. The trumpet section is strong, and the 4-part harmony in many of the big band arrangements is impressive.

JEFF DEL VECCHIO, PA, is a physician assistant at Mercy Springfield.  He is happy to return to playing trumpet after a long hiatus from his college playing days at Southwest Missouri State University-now Missouri State University.   He also enjoys playing along side his son, Jack, when he is home from college, and now Benjamin, who is completing highschool.


BILL HENNESSEY, MHA, has been at Mercy since 1989 and Currently serves as the Vice President of Mission. Bill begin playing the drums at age 10 and since then has never set his sticks aside! After playing drums in jazz and rock bands at Norte Dame, and in musical theatre at Army Community Theatre in Hawaii. Bill became our drummer in 1990.  Bill loves the music of caduceus, the camaraderie of the group, and the ability to give back to the community through our performances. 


AMELIA SCRANTON is our bassist. She plays both the double bass and electric bass, but favors the upright. She attends Glendale High School and plays in the orchestra, band, and jazz band. She is a musician in the Springfield Youth Symphony.



HARRY STYRON, Esq Resides in Branson and has a law office in Ozark. Caduceus is his first band since high school in 1970. Harry and his wife have been members of the Branson Chorale for several years.