Melbourne Municipal Band to Feature Trombone Section During ‘Bad to the ‘Bone’ on Aug.1 and 2
By Space Coast Daily // July 21, 2018
Summer Youth Band will join the full band
BREVARD COUNTY • MELBOURNE, FLORIDA – The Melbourne Municipal Band will close out its 2018 Not-in-the-Park Picnic summer concert series on August 1 and 2 at 6:30 p.m. with “Bad to the Bone,” featuring the MMB’s talented trombone section.
The concerts will be at the Melbourne Auditorium, 625 E. Hibiscus Blvd. There is no charge and tickets are not required. Doors open at 5:30 p.m.
“We have a very special evening planned,” said Conductor Staci Rosbury Cleveland.
“Selections include Over the Rainbow, Slidin’ Down the Mississippi, Begin the Beguine and Witchcraft. We’ll have a number of trombone solos and a trumpet solo as well.”
Graduates of Melbourne Municipal Band’s popular Summer Youth Band will join the full band for two of the concert numbers.
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. No alcoholic beverages are permitted.
The auditorium will have a concession area with hot dogs, hamburgers, snacks, soft drinks, bottled water and ice for sale.
For those who prefer not to dine, regular seating will be available at the front of the auditorium.
The Melbourne Municipal Band kicks off its 2018-19 season on September 19 and 20 with “Why So Serious,” a fun evening of music that will also feature a performance by one of Brevard’s Brightest Stars.
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.
Call 724-0555 or visit MelbourneMunicipalBand.org for more information.
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