The Northern Michigan Brass Band, a 28-piece British style brass band, plays an eclectic mix of traditional brass band classics, marches, transcriptions, featured solos, contest pieces, pop and jazz. General admission is $10 for adults with all students admitted free.
The over-arching programming philosophy of NMiBB is “something for everyone.” Some people listen with their heads, others listen with their hearts, and still others listen with their feet. Our concerts strive to appeal to all these different listening styles.
Each of NMiBB’s Fall Concert programs will open with Horizons, a contemporary concert piece written by British composer Paul Lovall-Cooper followed by A Moorside Suite, a brass band classic by Gustav Holst; Two of the Tops, a duet featuring Thomas Agee and Evelyn Hartman, two of our youngest members of the cornet section; and Hymn for Diana written in memory of Princess Diana by the contemporary British composer Joseph Turrin. The first half of the concert will conclude with the exciting and very rhythmic Cuban Overture by George Gershwin.
In keeping with NMiBB's educational mission, the second half of the program will open with the stirring The Standard of St. George March by Kenneth Alford featuring student brass and percussion players from the Petoskey High School Band on November 4 and the Gaylord High School Band on November 11.
Completing the program will be the very moving and dramatic American Civil War Fantasy by Jerry Bilik, Misty by Erroll Garner featuring cornetist Ted Pall; and the classic swing tune In the Mood written by Joe Garland for the Glenn Miller Band. The concert will conclude with Semper Fidelis, the official march of the United States Marine Corps by John Phillip Sousa.
For further information, visit www.northernmichiganbrassband.org