The Motor City Brass Band distributed a news release today about an upcoming Festival of Bands. This event does two things I think are important. It helps facilitate communication and coordination between different organizations, and it pulls the Detroit Symphony into a leadership role with community and amateur music groups.
Here are the details:
Motor City Brass Band will present a concert of community bands entitled Motor City Festival of Bands on Sunday, March 14 at 3PM at the Ford Community and Performing Arts Center in Dearborn. The concert will feature Motor City Brass Band, Farmington Community Band, Capitol City Brass Band, the Warren Concert Band, and the West Michigan Concert Winds. The Festival of Bands will conclude when the Detroit Symphony Orchestra’s Music Director Leonard Slatkin conducts all five bands comprising 264 players in a rousing performance of Elsa’s Procession to the Cathedral by Richard Wagner and the Home Stretch by Leroy Anderson.
Here is the essential concert information:
Tickets purchased through the MCBB hotline are $12 for adults, $10 for seniors and students, and free for children 12 and under. To purchase at these reduced rates, call 248-788-6618. Tickets purchased from the FCPAC Box Office are $15 for adults and $12 for students & seniors. The FCPAC Box Office can be reached at 313-943-2354.
Motor City Festival of Bands
Motor City Brass Band with Farmington Community Band, Capitol City Brass Band, Warren Concert Band and West Michigan Concert Winds
Sunday, March 14, 3:00 PM
Ford Community & Performing Arts Center
15801 Michigan Avenue
Click here for the flyer: MCBBPRConcertSeriesFestivalofBands