About the Band
To provide quality live music to the largest possible audience.
Starlight Band is Oklahoma's only professional concert band and includes over 50 musicians. Starlight members can also be heard playing in the Signature Symphony, the Tulsa Symphony Orchestra and the Bartlesville Symphony.
Starlight Band performs music ranging from light classics and patriotic music to jazz, Broadway and current pop selections. There is "something for everyone" at each concert and we guarantee to get your feet tapping.
Starlight Band's outdoor venue Guthrie Green, in the heart of the vibrant Brady Arts District, provides a unique outdoor setting that is both relaxed and comfortable. People of all ages will enjoy hearing old favorites and new as they sit under the Oklahoma stars and gaze at the Tulsa downtown skyline.
Starlight Band invites local guest artists to perform at Starlight concerts. These special guests add another dimension to the evening as they perform the National Anthem, special selections and featured solos. You never know who might make an appearance at a Starlight concert!
L. Dale Barnett, Artistic Director
L. Dale Barnett is the Conductor and Music Director of the Starlight Band. Mr. Barnett is no stranger to the ensemble, having played trombone and euphonium in the band since 1971.
He is the retired director of bands and instrumental music supervisor at Union High School in Tulsa, Oklahoma and retired Director of Bands at Holland Hall.
He has worked as a free-lance trombonist in the Tulsa area for over 30 years, and also served as principal trombonist of the Tulsa Philharmonic for 15 years.
Rich Fisher, Jazz Director
Rich Fisher is the Jazz Director for Starlight Concerts and conductor of the Starlight Jazz Orchestra. He is also the general manager of Public Radio Tulsa, and the host of KWGS's flagship public affairs program, StudioTulsa. He is a graduate of the University of Tulsa with a B.M. in Music Performance, with additional studies at the Berklee College of Music in Boston.
Rich is currently the principal trombone of the Signature Symphony at TCC, euphonium player with the Starlight Concert Band, and is a free-lance musician whose work ranges from the pit of touring Broadway musicals, to chamber brass groups, and to the salsa band, Grupo Salsabor.
Staff & Board
Catherine deCamp, Starlight Executive Director
Dayna Smith, Starlight Finance Director
Mike McClendon, Chairman of the Board
Jyl Getman, Vice Chair
Don Gray, Treasurer
Kari Bodenhamer, Secretary
Ted Bachmann, Musician Board Member
Kristi Sturgeon, Musician Board Member
Junior Board - click here for an information sheet.
Our Junior Board is comprised of talented high school musicians who are selected through an application process which requires the endorsement of their band director or private lesson teacher. They assist in administrative capacities helping with programs, memberships, and distribution of promotional materials. They also bring family and friends to the concerts. In return for their service, the Junior Board performs side-by-side with professional musicians at one of Starlight's season concerts. Click here for the 2019 Junior Board Application.
For more information
For more information on Starlight Band or the Junior Board, please visit the Contact Us section.