A place for local musicians to gather, perform and also to provide the community with concert series that will bring the community together once per week, provide cultural enrichment and economically benefit our downtown businesses.
Rehearsals begin on Tuesday, May 12 from 7:00-9:00 pm and will continue on all Tuesday evenings through June 30. Rehearsals will be held in the Band Room of the Fine Arts Building, Room 136.
There will be five performances May 21, June 4, June 11 - MCB Jazz Big Band, June 18, July 2. All performances will take place in Festival Park in downtown Martin. Rain site is the Fulton Theatre of the Fine Arts Building on the UT Martin Campus.
We will play almost all types of music. The basis will be music from the concert band repertoire, but the programs will feature marches, overtures, suites, Broadway medleys, and folk songs. There will be something for every musical palate.
Musicians of all ages! This ensemble's membership will draw from adult community musicians, local band directors, college students (both music majors and non-majors), and local high school and middle school musicians. In addition to being a great opportunity for adult community musicians to play, it is a fantastic opportunity for young musicians to perform in an ensemble with more mature players, thus accelerating their development as musicians.
All players are welcome! If someone hasn't played in thirty years, then this is a perfect opportunity to dust off the instrument and rediscover the joys of making music!
Having a community band in Martin will provide the musicians the opportunities to perform and build connections as well as bringing the community together in a relaxed, festive and family-friendly performances. In addition, it is our hope that our downtown businesses will benefit from the audiences in attendance at the performances.
There is no limit - the more the merrier! Please notify John Oelrich ( firstname.lastname@example.org | (731) 881-7403) if you would like to play so we can insure there are enough folders, chairs and stands.
No. While musicians are encouraged to play the whole season, they do not have to commit to playing all of the performances. It is strongly encouraged that you attend both rehearsals of the performances you commit to playing.