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Melbourne Municipal Band Launches Summer Picnic Concert Series with “Encore!” on June 6 and 7
27th May 2018 Melbourne Municipal Band Launches Summer Picnic Concert Series with “Encore!” on June 6 and 7
MELBOURNE, Fla., May 16, 2018 – The Melbourne Municipal Band (MMB) will present “Encore,” a concert of audience favorites, during the first of its three annual summer “Not-in-the-Park Picnic” concerts, June 6 and 7 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.

“This event will feature some of our favorites from the last several years of MMB performances,” said Conductor Staci Rosbury Cleveland. “From the majestic Grand Canyon Fanfare to the exotic Arabesque, this concert will have a little of everything. Composers like Mancini, Anderson, and Grainger will be included.”

Special guest vocalist, Jim Moody, from Jacksonville, Florida, will sing Come Fly With Me and Our Love is Here to Stay.

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. No alcoholic beverages are permitted. The auditorium will have a concession area with hot dogs, hamburgers, snacks, soft drinks, bottled water and ice for sale.

For those who prefer not to dine, regular seating will be available at the front of the auditorium.

The next picnic concerts are “Music to Cool You Off,” on July 18 and 19, featuring Swingtime in concert with guest conductor Teddy Zadlow; and “Bad to the Bone,” August 1 and 2, featuring the MMB concert band.

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.