MELBOURNE, Fla., January 18, 2016 – The Melbourne Municipal Band (MMB) will elevate audience members to new heights as it presents “The Mountains Are Calling” on February 15 and 16, beginning 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.
“The beauty of Earth’s mountain ranges has inspired writers, poets and musicians through the ages,” said Conductor Staci Cleveland. “We ask you to join us for this special event as we reach for the summit of these peaks and celebrate the grandeur of our planet.”
The band will play Mountain Thyme by Samuel Hazo, one of Cleveland`s favorite composers. Two pieces by Aaron Copland also will be on the program, including An Outdoor Overture and Variations on a Shaker Melody.
The concerts also feature pre-show entertainment by The Mel-Bones, a 10-piece ensemble of trombones, tuba and percussion instruments. The Brevard’s Brightest Stars segment features Satellite High student Dana Alward, 17, on the clarinet, playing Polacca from Weber`s Clarinet Concerto No. 2, and Clarinet Candy, by Leroy Anderson.
The MMB is one of only 10 bands in the country selected to perform at the annual convention of the Association of Concert Bands on Friday, May 5, 2017 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.