MMB Summer Youth Band Graduates to Present Public Concert July 11
10th Jul 2019 MMB Summer Youth Band Graduates to Present Public Concert July 11
MELBOURNE, Florida, June 19, 2019 – Graduates of the Melbourne Municipal Band’s (MMB) 12th Summer Youth Band (SYB) program will present a concert for parents and the public under the direction of conductor Kurt Schulenburg. The event will be held Thursday, July 11 at 6:00 p.m. at the Melbourne Auditorium, 625 E. Hibiscus Avenue. Admission is free.

“This is my second year with the SYB, and it’s so gratifying to see the enthusiasm these young people have for music,” said Schulenburg. “We strive to create a program that really engages their interest and cultivates a lifelong passion for playing an instrument. I encourage the community to come out and support their hard work, and to enjoy a really wonderful evening of music.”

The auditorium will be set up with long tables so the audience can bring a box dinner to enjoy in air-conditioned comfort during or prior to the concert. Drinks will be available at a nominal cost, with proceeds going to the Summer Youth Band. No alcohol is permitted to be brought in.

Schulenburg, who manages the SYB program and conducts the New Horizons Band in Melbourne, is a professional saxophone, trumpet and piano player. He was an associate conductor, trumpet player and saxophone soloist with the Crystal Lake Community Band for 20 years. Schulenburg has a degree in Music Education from Lawrence Conservatory of Music and was director and assistant director of the Cary Grove High School’s jazz, concert and marching bands.

MMB has sponsored this free, annual music instruction program for 12 years. It is open to all students enrolled in 6ththrough 12th grade who are interested in learning to play a musical instrument, or who already play a wind or percussion instrument. Donations from individuals and corporations are sought to help offset the increasing costs of the program. Those interested can contact the MMB office, 321-724-0555 for more information on how to support the Summer Youth Band.

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.