By Request Tunes Highlight Melbourne Municipal Band Summer Concert Series

By  //  July 17, 2016

Features 17-Year-Old Alyssa Barry on Clarinet

ABOVE VIDEO: This rendition of Glenn Miller’s Moonlight Serenade was played at the Henegar Center in Downtown Melbourne by members of the Melbourne Municipal Band. (MMB video)

BREVARD COUNTY • MELBOURNE, FLORIDA – A musical montage of “by request” tunes highlights the last of the Melbourne Municipal Band’s (MMB) summer “Not-in-the-Park Picnic” concert series.

The concert will be held on August 3 and 4 at 6:30 p.m. at the Melbourne Auditorium, located at 625 E. Hibiscus Boulevard.

There is no charge and tickets are not required. Doors open at 5:30 p.m.

“Our By Request concert will feature songs from diverse musical categories,” said Conductor Staci Cleveland.

“The selections span themes ranging from celestial bodies to country music, and folk songs to military marches. It will be an entertaining program with something for everyone.”

Staci Cleveland
Staci Cleveland

This is the last of the band’s annual “Not-in-the-Park” picnic summer concert series. 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.

For those who prefer not to dine, regular seating will be available at the front of the auditorium.  Drinks, ice and snacks will be available for purchase.

The concert will also feature the MMB Brevard’s Brightest Stars segment, which showcases the talents of highly accomplished local music students. Alyssa Barry, 17, will play the clarinet for “Viktor’s Tale,” composed by John Williams, and “Pie in the Face,” by Henry Mancini.

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MMB rolls out its 2016 – 2017 concert season on September 21 and 22 at 7:30 p.m. with Morning, Noon and Night – a concert that takes will take listeners on a journey from dawn to dusk.