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Melbourne Municipal Band Launches 2017-18 Concert Season with Music that Sizzles
13th Sep 2017 Melbourne Municipal Band Launches 2017-18 Concert Season with Music that Sizzles
MMBs New Rock and Roll Revue Ensemble to Provide Pre-show Entertainment

MELBOURNE, Fla., August 14, 2017 – “Playing with Fire,” a program of hot, dangerous and fiery music, will kick off the Melbourne Municipal Band’s (MMB) 53rd concert season on September 20 and 21 at 7:30 p.m. at the Melbourne Auditorium, 625 E. Hibiscus Blvd. There is no charge and tickets are not required. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.

“It will definitely be a hot time in the old town for these two nights,” said Conductor Staci Cleveland. “You will feel the heat as we perform selections such as San Antonio Dances by Ticheli, Ritual Fire Dance by de Falla, Danzas Cubanas by Sheldon, and El Choclo by Villoldo. The Iliad, by Smith, will feature actual fire sound effects made by the band.”

Pre-show entertainment will be provided by the MMB’s newest ensemble, the Rock and Roll Revue, which plays popular music from the 1950s and 60s. The concert will also feature the MMB’s Brevard’s Brightest Stars segment, with Patrick Bernhard, 17, as the featured soloist on French horn, playing a movement from Mozart’s French Horn Concerto No. 1.

The MMB is one of only 10 bands in the country that were selected to perform at the annual convention of the Association of Concert Bands held earlier this year in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.

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.