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 and seniors over 70 admitted free.
The program will include Liberty Fanfare written by John Williams for the Centennial of the Statue of Liberty, the overture to the operetta Light Cavalry by Franz von Suppé, the beautiful and moving Seal Lullaby by Eric Whitacre; The Dark Side of the Moon, a dramatic and powerful contemporary piece specifically written for brass band by British composer Paul Lovatt-Cooper; Amparito Roca, a Spanish march by Jaime Texidor; and Henry The Fifth, an overture based on renaissance music from the time of Henry V written by Ralph Vaughan Williams.
In a lighter vein, NMiBB wil also play toe-tapping arrangements of Mack The Knife and MacArthur Park along with several traditional marches including probably the most famous of all, The Stars and Stripes Forever by Sousa.
The highlight of the program is sure to be a guest appearance of brass players from the Charlevoix High School Band who will join NMiBB in a performance of Zo Elliott’s "British Eighth March" conducted by CHS Band Director Tom Harder.
This program will also be performed at 3:00 P.M. on Sunday, March 4 at Trinity Episcopal Church in Alpena with a guest appearance by students from Alpena High School and their conductor Mike Gozzard.
For further information, please visit our website at www.northernmichiganbrassband.org