Richard Baller

Music listing
Mr. Baller retired in Beloit in 1995 from a lifetime career as a public school band director. His teaching assignments included 3 years at David City, Nebraska; 3 years at Davis County Schools in Bloomfield, Iowa; and 33 years at Roosevelt and Aldrich Junior High Schools in Beloit, WI. He served as department chair from 1987 to his retirement.

During his two years in the military he served as assistant conductor of the 5th RCT Army Band in Korea, and in the same capacity with the 25th Infantry Division Band in the Hawaiian Islands. He also conducted the Janesville Municipal Band from 1977 to 1994.

Mr. Baller has also had extensive work with summer private lesson programs, both in Beloit, and also in neighboring Loves Park, Rockton, and Kininickick districts in Illinois.

Mr. Baller remains quite active as a solo and large group festival adjudicator, with numerous judging assignments in Iowa and Illinois, as well as Wisconsin. His professional memberships include NBA, in which he is a current board member for Wisconsin; WBA (boaard member); Phi Beta Mu (current president); MENC (Certified Music Educator); ITG; PAS; and WREA/BEA. He has served as the doordinator of the NBA-WC College All-Star Band since its inception in 2002.

His clinic work has included a workshop for Prince William County schools in Virginia in 1995, guest lecturing at U.W. in Madison and Cardinal Stritch University in Milwaukee, and guest conductor for the 1996 Honenegah area summer band camp. Mr. Ballerís Aldrich J.H.S. band performed at the 1994 NBA-WC Convention in Stevens Point, and in the same year for the P.A.S. convention in Waukesha. With the Janesville Municipal Band he has hosted the W.B.A. Convention in Janesville in 1979.

His performing interests have included 25 years as a trombonist in the Beloit/Janesville Symphony Orchestra, and as a low brass player in several area bands and churches. His current playing since 1990 is with the First Brigade Civil War Band of Watertown, WI, as an over-dthe-shoulder tenor horn player. He also has been extensively involved in producing computerized music for that group from the original manuscripts.

His educational credentials include a B.M. from Carthage College; a M.M. from Northwestern University; and additiional graduate work at the University of Nebraska, Bemidji State University in Minnesota, Drake University in Iowa, and Morehead State University in Kentucky. He attended elementary and high school in Nebraska and was active in all athletics and stage as well as music.

His BandBusiness1 arrangments, used for his own bands and others, include Fifteen Christmas Carols for Percussion (played for the P.A.S. convention) Christmas Fanfares for Band (3) Santaís Second String (band novelty) My Christmas Solo (band novelty) Six English Morris Dances for WW Quintet/Saxophone Quartet The Entertainer, for clarinet quartet Fanfares for The Star Spangled Banner and On Wisconsin Peaches (xylophone solo w/band acc.) We Wish You A Merry Christmas (short band program closer)

Mr. Ballerís family includes wife Liz, 2 sons, 2 daughters, and 1 stepdaughter. He is a member of Atonement Lutheran Church in Beloit. His hobbies are numerous, and include cd collecting, stamp collecting, gardening, golf, Civil War history, reading, and rooting for the Green Bay Packers.


Title Genre Level Price
A Harvest Ball Jig Set (7 Perc.) Percussion EAS/INT $30.00
A Harvest Ball Reel Set (7 Perc.) Percussion INT $30.00
A Lincoln Suite (Orch. version) Orchestra INT $150.00
Airs and Dances from the North (4 Mvts.) Concert Band INT $150.00
Airs and Dances from the South (4 Mvts.) Concert Band INT $150.00
Alleluia Variations Concert Band INT $70.00
An 1860s Jig Set Concert Band INT $75.00
Campfire Favorites 1863 (4 Mvts.) Concert Band INT $150.00
Camptown Races (7 Perc.) Percussion EAS/INT $25.00
Captain Bloods Quickstep Concert Band INT $60.00
Captain Bloods Quickstep (Marching Band Version) Marching Band INT $60.00
Carols for Percussion (Set #2) Percussion EASY $25.00
Carols for Percussion (Set # 2) Christmas Music EASY $25.00
Carols for Percussion (Set #1) Christmas Music EASY $25.00
Carols for Percussion (Set #1) Percussion EASY $25.00
Carols for Percussion (Set #3) Percussion EASY $25.00
Carols for Percussion (Set #3) Christmas Music EASY $25.00
Childrens Songs Concert Band EAS/INT $55.00
Daughters of the War 1863 Concert Band INT $75.00
Education of a Band Director Concert Band EASY $32.00
Ellen Bayne Quick Step Concert Band INT $55.00
Ellen Bayne Quick Step (Marching Band Version) Marching Band INT $55.00
Etappen Quickstep Concert Band INT $75.00
Etappen Quickstep (String Orch.) String Orchestra INT $75.00
Fanfare for the Star Spangled Banner Concert Band INT/ADV $15.00
Five Gaelic Dances Concert Band INT $75.00
Four By Foster Concert Band EAS/INT $175.00
Four More By Foster Concert Band EAS/INT $150.00
Four Songs of the Irish Concert Band EAS/INT $75.00
Gentle Annie Concert Band EAS/INT $55.00
Gentle Annie (String Orch.) String Orchestra INT $75.00
Goober Peas (6 perc.) Percussion INT $20.00
India Rubber Overcoat Medley Concert Band INT $60.00
Irish Emigrants Lament Quickstep Concert Band INT $70.00
Jeanie With The Light Brown Hair Concert Band EAS/INT $55.00
Jenny Wade (Alto Sax solo w/ Band) Concert Band INT $60.00
Lincoln Suite (4 Mvts.) Concert Band INT $150.00
Lobe Den Herren Concert Band INT $55.00
Lulu Has Gone Quick Step (Marching Band Version) Marching Band INT $55.00
Lulu Has Gone- Quick Step Concert Band INT $55.00
Luto Concert Band INT $60.00
Marching Along (Marching Band Version) Marching Band INT $55.00
Marching Along (Perc. Ens.) Percussion EAS/INT $20.00
Music of the 26th, Set 1 Concert Band EAS/INT $80.00
Music of the 26th, Set 2 Concert Band EAS/INT $80.00
Music of the 26th, Set 2 String Orchestra EAS/INT $75.00
My Christmas Solo Concert Band EAS/INT $45.00
My Christmas Solo (Concert Band) Christmas Music EAS/INT $45.00
My Old Dog Tray Concert Band EAS/INT $55.00
Old Dan Flamtap (6 Perc.) Percussion INT $25.00
Old English Dances Concert Band INT $65.00
Rejoice Concert Band INT $55.00
Sailors Songs #1 Concert Band EAS/INT $70.00
Sailors Songs #2 Concert Band EAS/INT $70.00
Santas Second String Concert Band EAS/INT $35.00
Santas Second String (Concert Band) Christmas Music EAS/INT $35.00
Saturday Night at Finians Tavern Concert Band EAS/INT $60.00
Scotch Medley Quickstep Concert Band EAS/INT $55.00
Songs from the Old Country Concert Band EAS/INT $75.00
The Captain With His Whiskers Concert Band EAS/INT $55.00
The Mule Saga Concert Band INT $65.00
The Screech Owl Galop Concert Band INT $70.00
Trovatore Quickstep Concert Band EAS/INT $60.00
When This Cruel War Is Over/Hoist Up The Flag Concert Band INT $55.00
You Naughty Naughty Men Concert Band INT $60.00

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