2022 Holiday Event

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December 14, 2022 – Wednesday

FESTIVE Black Tie Gala Holiday Event

The (19 Piece) GMH Jazz Orchestra

At Woodstock Club

Black Tie (Tuxedo or Dark Suit and Festive attire)

Fun “Big Band” sounds and Holiday songs. DANCING !

Dear Contemporary Club Members,

We are delighted to finish out 2022 in GREAT STYLE….Join us in FESTIVE HOLIDAY ATTIRE for what is sure to be a glamorous and old world evening of BIG BAND Music and HOLIDAY Celebration. Woodstock is always beautifully decorated this time of year. Wear your Dancing Shoes!

Edward Zalaty, Conductor and Lead Trumpet of the GMH Band. Spanning almost three decades, Edward has been entertaining audiences with the power and elegance of his Trumpet. His incredible artistry has granted him the opportunities to play with incredible musicians and groups all throughout the world. GMH is a High Energy, Jazz Ensemble that showcases the finest Central Indiana musicians. A wonderful ‘one-of-a kind’ Big Band experience. 

Dr. Shawn Royer, Assistant Professor of Music and Chair of the Music Department at Marion University in Indianapolis will give a short 10-15 min speech on the History of Jazz in Indiana (and will play Sax). Shawn earned her PhD in Music Education with a minor in Jazz from the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music. Her dissertation, Hoagy Carmichael’s Hidden Manuscript: The Discovery of “Old Glory” for Children’s Choir and Chamber Orchestra, was a historical research project. Dr. Royer is also a Yamaha Performing Artist, a Vandoren Artist Clinician, Founder and Director of the SYO Summer Music Programs (a non-profit program for youth), and she directs the Swing Shift Indy Big Band and the 65th Street Klezmorim.

Charley Grahn, Our own CC Member will be the Emcee (& “On Keys”).  A lifelong musician and music aficionado. A member of several Indianapolis bands in Jazz, Classical and Rock. Little side job as an Attorney by day.

PLUS 16 Other Fabulous JAZZ Musicians complete the GMH Orchestra !   

2022-2023 Contemporary Club Board Ready for an Exciting New Season!

2022-2023 Board Members
Joan Dann, President
Stan Cuppy, President-elect
Giles Hoyt, Vice President
Tom Jenkins, Treasurer
Monica Vojnovich, Secretary
Ginny Cain, Immediate Past President
Lynda Goeke, Venue Arrangements

Carl Bates
Karen Crossland
Marilyn Goeke
Margaret Herder
Barb Kern
H.J. Lacy
Susan Lorber
Patti Richey
Pinky Stuhldreher
Courtenay Weldon

The 2022-2023 Program Season – Make Your Plans Now!

September 14, 2022

Speaker: Patrick Talty, President of Indiana Sports Corps
Location: The Skyline Club, One American Square 36th Floor, Indianapolis

October 20, 2022

Speaker: Jeff Smulyan, CEO of Emmis Broadcasting
Location: Highland Golf and Country Club, Indianapolis

December 14, 2022

Program: The (19 Piece) GMH Jazz Orchestra
Introduction on the history of jazz by Shawn Goodman, Professor of Music at Marian University
Black Tie Optional event
Location: Woodstock Club, 1301 W. 38th Street, Indianapolis

March 21, 2023

Program: “In the Fast Lane” – A Conversation with Jim Voyles, Criminal Defense Attorney in the Sports World (and beyond), avid race fan, and Indy 500 insider
Location: Hotel Carmichael, Carmel

April 13, 2023

Program: “A Tribute to Indiana Artist Nancy Noel” – Alex Noel-Kosene, filmmaker and son of Nancy Noel
Location: The Bluffs, The Chinese House, Conner Prairie, Fishers

May 10, 2023

Program: Kevin Gregory, WRTV Meteorologist
Location: Meridian Hills Country Club, Indianapolis

Thank you to everyone who attends our programs. We certainly enjoy great conversations and learn much over the course of the season.