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Melbourne Municipal Band Plays Summer Pops Music at August 2 and 3 Concerts
27th Jul 2017 Melbourne Municipal Band Plays Summer Pops Music at August 2 and 3 Concerts
Special Guests – Vocalist Kaimi Lucker, and the MMB Summer Youth Band

MELBOURNE, Fla., July 14, 2017 –
The Melbourne Municipal Band (MMB) closes out its “Not-in-the-Park” picnic concert series with a rousing tribute to Pops music. The “We Love Summer Pops” concert will be held on August 2 and 3 at 6:30 p.m. at the Melbourne Auditorium, 625 E. Hibiscus Blvd. There is no charge and tickets are not required. Doors open at 5:30 p.m.

“We are paying tribute to all the Pops greats in this concert – from John Philip Sousa to Leroy Anderson, George Gershwin and Edwin Bagley,” said Conductor Staci Cleveland. “We’ll also feature our amazing Summer Youth Band graduates playing two selections, and we are very excited to have Kaimi Lucker, the vocal coach at The Henegar, performing with us. This will be a fun evening with music for everyone.”

The event is the last of the band’s annual “Not-in-the-Park” picnic summer concerts. Instead of traditional concert seating, long tables will be set up to enable a `dinner and show` experience in air-conditioned comfort, and audience members can bring along their picnic dinners. For those who prefer not to dine, regular seating will be available at the front of the auditorium. Drinks, ice and snacks will be available for purchase.

MMB rolls out its 2017–2018 concert season on September 20 and 21 at 7:30 p.m. with “Playing with Fire,” featuring hot, sexy and dangerous music.

Call 724-0555 or visit www.melbournemunicipalband.org for more information.

About the Melbourne Municipal Band

The mission of the Melbourne Municipal Band (MMB), established in 1965, is to bring free concerts to area residents and visitors, to promote music appreciation and education – particularly among young people – and to provide members of the band with an avenue for music performance and development. One-third of the band`s 80-plus members are professional musicians. In a typical year, the band serves 20,000 attendees, and its members give 27,000 hours of community service in the form of rehearsals and performance time.