Detroit’s Very Own Motor City Brass Band 2015-2016 Season

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Detroit’s Very Own Motor City Brass Band 
2015-2016 Season
Sunday, April 10th @ 3:00 pm
Motor City Brass Band continues its 2015-2016 season at the
Ford Community & Performance Art Center
with its annual Motor City Festival of Bands
Performances by:
Ferndale Community Concert Band
“Apotheosis” from the Grande Symphonie- Hector Berlioz/edited Whitwell
Sheltering Sky- John Mackey
“Galop” from the Dance of the Hours- Amilcare Ponchielli/arr. Daehn
Flint Concert Band
Silver Quill  –  Harpham / Nestico
Firefall  –  Roland Barrett
On the Trail  –  Grofe/Bennett
Atlantic Avenue  –  James Hosay
Motor City Brass Band
Voyage of Discovery – Goff Richards
America the Beautiful – Samuel Ward; arr. Craig Strain
Birdland – Josef Zawinul; arr. Philip Spark
Oakland Community College Symphonic Band
Landscapes  –  Rossano Galante
A Childhood Remembered  –  Rossano Galante
For The President’s Own  –  John Williams
Star Wars: The Force Awakens  –  John Williams, arr. by Jay Bocook
Warren Concert Band
The Beau Ideal March – John Philip Sousa (1854-1932); edit. John R. Bourgeois
Concerto for Percussion and Wind Ensemble – Gary D. Ziek (b. 1960)
Jason Ihnat – Percussion Soloist
Concluded by a Joint Performance
under the direction of guest conductor
Col. (Ret.) Thomas H. Palmatier
American Flourish – Robert W. Smith
Nimrod – Edward Elgar; arr. Alfred Reed
The Pines of the Appian Way – Respighi / G. Duker
God Bless America – Irving Berlin / Erik Leidzen
15801 Michigan Avenue
Dearborn, MI
With a reputation in the Greater Detroit Area community and among brass bands for innovative and entertaining performances, Motor City Brass Band has been entertaining audiences since 1996, and after more than 400 performances, the band shows no sign of stopping now!
Motor City Brass Band 2015-2016 Season
Call the tickets hotline at 248.788.6618 for season tickets
Horns & Howls XV: Creepy Classics
An audience favorite, Horns & Howls XV will feature many of your favorite creepy Halloween favorites.
This family-friendly concert not only features fun music, but audience and band members alike come in Halloween ensembles for a chance to win Best Costume!
Sunday, October 25th. 3:00 pm

Sounds of the Season 12/13/15
There is no better way to welcome the holiday season than an afternoon of brass band music.
This energetic and seasonal program would even put Scrooge in the holiday spirit!
Sunday, December 13th @ 3:00 pm
Motor City Festival of Bands
Guest Conductor: Col. Thomas Palmatier
The hugely successful Motor City Festival of Bands is back for a seventh year and promises to be another spectacular event.
Featuring five performances from five separate bands as well as an amazing 300 musician finale, this will be a program that is certain to both thrill and entertain.
Sunday, April 10th @ 3:00 pm

From The Pen Of …
Motor City Brass Band will cap off its 20th season with a wonderful program of musical arrangements by our Music Director and Conductor, Craig Strain.
The program will include music the band has performed over the last 20 years along with a finale featuring & current and past members of the band.
Sunday, June 5th @ 3:00 pm

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