Directors/History

         Robert Stoll, our Concert Band conductor, is a retired music educator from Massachusetts.  He has been a trombonist in the Suncoast Concert Band since 2005 and has performed in 
both the concert band and and the Jazz Ambassadors. 






Eric Guth,  conducts the Jazz Ambassadors Big Band.  Eric is a 1977 Music Education graduate of The Ohio State University.  He brings many years of big band experience to the job of conducting the Jazz Ambassadors.






The concert band started in 1933 and was known as "The Sarasota Trailer Park Band."  In 1963 the band moved into The 
Payne Park Auditorium.  The city changed the name 
of the park so the name of the band changed to 
"Sarasota Mobile Home Park Concert Band."  
In 1992 the name was changed to 
Suncoast Concert Band.

In 1993 the band received 
North America's most prestigious award 
for a community concert band, the
SUDLER  SILVER  SCROLL AWARD
presented by the 
John Philip Sousa Foundation.  
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Robert Stoll
Concert Band Director
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Suncoast Concert Band, a volunteer, non-profit organization, seeks:
                   To provide challenging performance opportunities for 
                    adult amateur and professional musicians,
                   To offer cultural and historical enrichment to 
                      Sarasota and Manatee counties, and
                   To bring the joy of music to our community through a                           series of  entertaining, low-cost concerts.

Our mission ...
Eric Guth
Jazz Ambassador Director