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Melbourne Municipal Band Presents “Sleigh Ride” Holiday Concert December 12 and 13
5th Dec 2018 Melbourne Municipal Band Presents “Sleigh Ride” Holiday Concert December 12 and 13
Includes toy and food collection for South Brevard Sharing Center

MELBOURNE, Fla., November 14, 2018 – There won’t be snow, but the Melbourne Municipal Band (MMB) will still take audience members on a memorable “Sleigh Ride” with two holiday performances on December 12 and 13. The concerts begin 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.

Concert attendees are invited to bring a new toy (not gift wrapped), or a non-perishable food item, to be donated to the South Brevard Sharing Center.

“This will be a wonderful evening of holiday music for people of all ages,” said Conductor Staci Rosbury. “All of us with the band consider this our gift to our community, and we invite everyone to participate in this annual tradition. The band has a new arrangement of music from the movie, Frozen, and you’ll hear MMB’s seasonal take on Sousa with The Stars and Stripes for Christmas. Put on something festive and come join us!” 

The concert will feature MMB’s Brevard’s Brightest Stars segment. Jádon Brooks, a 17-year-old music major at Eastern Florida State College and accomplished performer, will sing You`re a Mean One, Mr. Grinch, Christmas from the 50s and Candy Cane Christmas. 

The Adagio Sax Quartet will provide pre-show entertainment. Rumors abound that Santa may make an appearance as well.

Tickets are still available for Swingtime’s annual New Year’s Eve Gala Dinner and Dance, December 31 at 8 p.m. at the Hilton Rialto. Cost is $125 per person, or a table for 10 can be reserved for $1,250.

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.