PERFORMANCE

                SCHEDULE

 

 

 

 

January 25, 2019: Annual Chamber of Commerce Function. University Plaza Hotel.  Performance from 6:00-9:00 pm. 

 

Februry 9, 2019, The Waterford, 1131 E. Lakewood, Springfield, MO.  Performance from 2:00 - 4:00 pm. 

 

April 27, 2019:  Winter Opera Dinner Dance fundraiser at the St. Louis Club, St. Louis, Missouri. Performance times 7:30 - 9:30 p.m.  

 

May 4, 2019: Artsfest, Springfield, Mo. Open to all to attend. 

 

June 7, 2019: Art Walk, Downtown Church, public invited. 

 

August 3, 2019:  Fuchs Wedding, Springfield, Missouri, at Veridian. Performance from 6-9 pm. Private Event.  

 

September 14, 2019:  Springfield Catholic High School Alumni dinner-Dance.  By invitation.

 

September 22, 2019: Harvest Moon Festival, 5:00-7:00 pm, Highland Springs Country Club.

 

November 9, 2019:  Benefit for the Ozark Medical Center Foundation, West Plains, Missouri.  Open to the public. 

 

April 18, 2020: Benefit for the St. Louis Opera at the St. Louis Club, St. Louis, Missouri.  Performance times: 6:30-8:30 pm. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
 
 

 

 

 

 

MEET THE MEMBERS OF CADUCEUS

 

 

BILL HARTMAN is conductor and director.  He played trombone with the Stan Kenton Orchestra. He has taught jazz bands at Missouri State University for the past 30 years. He plays in the Springfield Symphony and with the Les Brown Orchestra in Branson,Missouri.

 

DONNA RESTORFER is our vocalist. She's the whole package ... beauty, talent, and great personality. Please click-on the tab labeled "Donna Rastorfer" to read more about her professional singing and acting career - you will be impressed!

 

ROD GETER, MD, Plastic Surgeon is the keyboard player, President of the band, and a charter member.

PIANO

SAXOPHONES

 

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

 

Chuck Fugate is a State Farm Agent and lead tenor sax player.  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. He was the chief administrator for Smith-Glynn-Callaway Clinic when the band started. He is our business manager and secretary of the band.

 

FRANK CORRY, MD, General Surgeon is our second alto sax. Frank is a pilot. He has barely made it on time to some of the events, coming directly from the airport. He is a real gentleman and adds class to the band.

LAURIE E. TIETJEN, CPA, Described as a “Renaissance Woman”, Laurie E. Tietjen possesses a wide range of talents, abilities, and interests: Certified Public Accountant for the College of the Ozarks, medical practice business consultant, licensed educator, jazz musician, and visual artist.
Her greatest enjoyment, however, has come from playing with her dad, Fred Tietjen, MD, (orthopedic surgeon) in his jazz bands, the Kapital Kicks Jazz Orchestra and the Lake Jazz Band. He continues to “channel” his musical passion through her playing of his baritone saxophone with Caduceus, The Doctors’ Band.

 RALPH HASTY, baritone saxophone, is a graduate of the U.S. Navy School of Music and served with Rear Admiral Ralph Clark's Chief of Naval Air Operations band in Corpus Christi, Texas.  He also played with various bands around Springfield, including the late Forrest Wasson.  He's a retired broadcaster having worked as an announcer in both radio and television in New York, San Francisco, Seattle and in Springfield.

TROMBONES

 

JIM SAMMON, MD, Pediatrician is another charter member of the band. We can always depend on him to take a solo. His enthusiasm for music and his effort to continue to learn and improve is an inspiration to the rest of us.

 

KEN BASS, MA,  Ken was a former member of the Springfield Symphony and band director, has a Masters Degree in Trombone from Pittsburg State University. He currently acts as the assistant director of Caduceus.

 

CRAIG WAMSLEY, MD, Family Practice,  received one of our CDs at a Mercy Hospital Christmas Party, and wanted to participate.

 

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

GREGORY OJAKANGAS, PhD is a planetary astrophysicist, but jazz music performance has been a critically important part of his life since
he was a teenager. He played jazz trombone from high school through college, graduate school at The California Institute of technology and beyond, performing in big bands and jazz combos of all sizes. He currently teaches physics at Drury University, where he performs in the university jazz program on an as needed basis.

 

TOM G. WEBER, CPA, Played trombone in the jazz bands at Missouri State University during his undergraduate program.  He is  a CPA specializing in audit and tax engagements.

TRUMPETS

 

BEN LAMPERT, MD, Anesthesiology 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.

 

TOM MOFFE, MD, General Surgery is very busy with his profession, but he somehow finds time for the band. You can easily spot him in the group with his new trumpet. Tom is a charter member.

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.

RHYTHM SECTION:

BILL HENNESSEY, MHA, is our drummer.  Bill played in bands at Notre Dame, and he does a great job of driving this one. Bill is the treasurer of Caduceus.

BOB JONES, PhD, is the bassist of the band, with a PhD in Industrial and Organizational psychology from The Ohio State University. Bob received his B.A. from St. Olaf College, where he was recruited for choral music but stayed for other reasons. Before and after college, Bob was a career musician in Chicago, before taking “straight jobs” in I-O psychology, including his current position as Professor at Missouri State University.

 

CHRISTOPHER ANDREWS, Esq., is a section trumpet player.  He is a freelance attorney specializing in matters involving aviation.  He is a Springfield native and graduate of Missouri State University.  While there he participated in the Pride Marching Band, Univesity Jazz bands, and Bear Mania Basketball Bands. 

GUITAR

 

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.