SOUTHFIELD, Michigan – Metro Detroit’s Motor City Brass Band (MCBB) announces its 17th annual series with four concerts at the Michael A. Guido Theatre in the Ford Community & Performing Arts Center (FCPAC) in Dearborn. With dazzling set design and extraordinary showmanship, MCBB produces concerts that are energetic, fun for the whole family, and present the best of the brass band genre.
The full season of brass music kicks off on Sunday, October 21, 2012 with Horns & Howls XI: Fire & Ice, a spooky and fun concert that starts off the Halloween season. Audience members and MCBB musicians alike will get in the spirit by dressing up in costume and competing in the annual costume contest. The concert will feature a number of works including: Philip Wilby’s “Dragons Arise” – an intricate work written specifically for brass band – as well as the Halloween favorite “Grim, Grinnin’ Ghosts” that will feature spooky vocal techniques from MCBB band members.
On Sunday, December 16, 2012 MCBB will ring in the holiday season at their annual production, Sounds of the Season. The band brings joy to the holiday with traditional sounds and new favorites that are sure to put friends and families in a festive mood.
Back by popular demand, MCBB will once again welcome bands from across Michigan for Motor City Festival of Bands 4 on Sunday, March 10, 2013. Now in its fourth year, this spectacular event will feature a number of brass and concert bands, all of whom will come together for an all-encompassing combined finale performance.
The final concert of MCBB’s season will bring to life some of the most popular tunes from a large variety of musical genres. Titled The Classics: Bach, Basie, Beatles, the concert will present some of the more familiar tunes in classical, jazz, and pop music. The Classics will take place on Sunday, May 12, 2013 at 3 p.m.
Subscriptions are $36 for adults and $30 for seniors and students. Each subscription comes with 4 Bring-a-Friend vouchers. Subscriptions may be purchased through the MCBB hotline by calling 248-788-6618. Single tickets purchased through the MCBB hotline are $12 for adults, $10 for seniors and students, and free for children 12 and under. Group rates are available on request for selected concerts. For more information, call 248-788-6618 or visit www.mcbb.org.
Single tickets may be purchased from the FCPAC Box Office at $17 for adults and $15 for students & seniors. The FCPAC Box Office can be reached at 313-943-2354.
Motor City Brass Band takes pride in producing a quality and entertaining musical experience for the whole family. Currently ranked among the top brass bands in the country, MCBB continues to musically define itself as an integral part of the growing national brass band movement and competes in the North American Brass Band Association Championships and the U.S. Open Brass Band Championships. MCBB has been led by the artistic vision of conductor and music director Craig Strain since its inception in 1996. To find out more, please visit mcbb.org.