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Melbourne Municipal Band Presents Music with a Flair During “Arabesque” Concerts April 19 & 20
13th Mar 2017 Melbourne Municipal Band Presents Music with a Flair During “Arabesque” Concerts April 19 & 20
MELBOURNE, Fla., March 13, 2017 – The Melbourne Municipal Band (MMB) will entertain local audiences with the same program it will present during the 2017 Association of Concert Bands (ACB) Convention. The MMB is one of only 10 bands in the country selected to perform at the annual ACB convention on Friday, May 5, 2017 in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.
 
The concert, titled “Arabesque,” will be held April 19 and 20 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. and pre-show entertainment will be provided before the main program.

“Here is your opportunity to get a sneak peek at our ACB performance and help celebrate this special honor with us,” said Conductor Staci Cleveland. “We’ll have a piece by Samuel Hazo called Arabesque, along with other conductor favorites such as Gustav Holst`s First Suite in Eb for Military Band, Percy Grainger`s Handel in the Strand, Robert W. Smith`s Songs of Sailor and Sea, and the ``Rag`` and ``Gallop`` from Alfred Reed`s First Suite for 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.