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James Goldapp: News

School Winding Down - April 25, 2011

We are in our last week of school here at College of the Ozarks.  Finals are next week.  It has been a busy semester and Easter season at church.  Looking forward to doing some playing this summer in Springfield, and working on another CD projcet.

If you have not tried the new Cannonball Clarinets, you need to.  Very fine instruments.

I will be judging some groups here at C of O this week on Friday and Saturday.  If you are in the area, the bands will be playing during the day in our Gym here on campus.  I have had the priviledge to clinic some fine bands for Branson Onstage Live here in Branson the last few weeks.

"Moonglow" is being mastered and will be available very soon on


New Song Added - April 11, 2011

Just added Conzonetta I played in a recital on April 10, 2011

It Is Over - April 10, 2011

Just finished playing a recital today at College of the Ozarks.  Thank you to Mary Elizabeth Bradley for playing the piano for me.  A wonderful Flutist, Michelle Yarbrough also played.  Her piano player was David Giles.  It was the first recital I have played using my new Cannonball Piacere Clarinet.  It played great.  One person commented that he was impressed with the smoothness of the clarinet in all registers.

Artist Picture Up On Cannonball Music Site - March 11, 2011

My picture and bio are now up on the Cannonball Music website.  Check it out.


I am at under the Clarinet Artists section.

The Torchbearer Foundation - March 11, 2011

Gayle and I have recently been elected to the board of The Torchbearer Foundation.  It is a group that works in Africa and was started by Dr. Marin Niboh here at College of the Ozarks.  Please check out their website at:


James and Gayle Goldapp

New CD Coming - March 4, 2011

I will be releasing a new instrumental swing CD in the near future.  It will be available at  Since I hope to be playing the Rat Pack Show this year, I have recorded some tunes one might hear the boys sing.

Tha Rat Pack Show - February 15, 2011

The Rat Pack Show will be having a "re-grand opening" in early March.  However, check with the theater for shows during the rest of February.  The ICON theater has a website where you can check us out.

February News - February 10, 2011

Been enjoying your winter?  Branson and Hollister have enjoyed a lot of snow this year.  We are ready for spring.  The Jazz Educator's Big Band had a fine concert at MMEA in January.  It was nice to play for an audience that understands jazz and enjoys listening to it.

I am currently producing a new CD of swing tunes and other instrumental favorites.  I hope to have it available in March.  The title is probably doing to be "Moonglow".  I will play the saxes, clarinet, flute and keys.  Dan McMasters will be featured on guitar.

If you are coming to Branson, don't forget to check out "The Rat Pack Show".  The weather has been nasty, so check with the theater for show dates and times.   We are at the ICON Theater on 76.

Jazz Educator's Big Band - January 17, 2011

The Little Hoover Big Band and the Jazz Educator's Big Band will present a concert on January 23, 2011 at Clara Thompson Hall on the Drury campus in Springfield.  The concert is at 3:00 pm and is free to the public.

The JEBB will be playing songs we will be performing at the MMEA convention at Tan Tara.

Reading my blog? - January 10, 2011

If you are reading my blog, please let me know. 

New blog - January 5, 2011

Check new blogs for new band directors and those studying in college.

Need some live music? - December 23, 2010

Booking gigs for 2011. Need some nice background music? Don't forget to give me a call.

Christmas Card - December 7, 2010

College of the Ozarks is having its yearly Christmas Concert this coming Sunday evening. It will be in the Chapel. Get there early for a seat.

The Rat Pack Area Appreciation - December 4, 2010

The Rat Pack Show has area appreciation through December 8. Price is $10.00. We are at the new ICON Theater on 76 right next to the helicopter rides.

Show is at 2:00 pm daily through December 18.

The Rat Pack - December 1, 2010

As of yesterday morning at 9:30, I am playing The Rat Pack Show in Branson. They have recently moved to the ICON Theater on the strip. The shows are currently at 2:00 in the afternoon. It is a very good show. Come by and see us.

We Bow Down - November 8, 2010

We Bow Down is now ready to be purchased on cdbaby. You can order a CD to be sent anywehere they ship, or you can download individual songs. I encourage you to tell all your young Christian youth and friends to check out the songs. The songs are from the last thirty years. Most have become classic's in the Praise and Worship genre.

The link is:

New Church CD Available - October 28, 2010

My church, Peace Lutheran in Hollister, Missouri has just released a new CD. It is entitled, "We Bow Down". It is available at the church for $10.00. It will also be available soon on You will be able to buy CD's there and download any tune you wish.

The CD contains what might be called "classic" praise and worship tunes arranged using contemporary christian musical tracks.

There are two vocalists, Gregg Busch and Jan Creger. I play woodwinds on several tracks. Gregg is one of the vocal teachers at College of the Ozarks, and Jan is the seamstress for The Rockettes. Jan has been a member of our praise band. Gregg spent several years singing on the Branson Belle in Branson.

Please encourage your church friends to check out the CD. I believe all age groups can find something to listen to.

Special Concert - October 18, 2010

Don't forget about the special concert we are having on October 31, 2010 at Peace Lutheran Church in Hollister. The concert starts at 1:30 pm. We will have a brass group performing, as well as Gregg Busch and Doug Gabriel singing. Our concert is entitled "Here I Stand". Come and pray with us that God is always remembered here in the United States.

Jazz Educator's Big Band - October 13, 2010

The Jazz Educator's Big Band will be playing at the Missouri Music Educator's Convention in January 2011.  Further details to come.  Hope you can hear us play.

"We Bow Down" - October 8, 2010

Peace Lutheran Church is producing a CD of ten classic Praise and Worship songs.  This CD will be available soon on It will also be available at the church in Hollister, Missouri.  We have a new building, and we would like to use this CD to help us fund our building.  The cost will be $10.00 each.

Songs Are:

We Bow Down, Change My Heart Oh God, Here I Am To Worship, I Will Enter His Gates, Lord I Lift Your Name On High, Open The Eyes Of My Heart, People Need The Lord, The Wonderful Cross, Thy Word, and Shout To The Lord.

Vocals are by Gregg Busch and Jan CregerI play woodwind instruments and keyboards.

Cannonball Clarinets - October 7, 2010

I recently became an "Artist" for Cannonball Clarinets. Look for my picture soon on the Cannonball Music Company site. I have two original CD's on, "Days and Nights" and "Going Up?". I also have two tracks on youtube, "Summer Wind" and "24 Hour Gym".
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