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LB Municipal Band announces its summer outdoor concert season

July 2nd, 2010 · No Comments · Leisure, music

The Long Beach Municipal Band is the longest running, city-supported band in the United States.

The Long Beach Municipal Band is the longest running, city-supported band in the United States.

The Long Beach Municipal Band, the longest running, municipally supported band in the country, is now celebrating its 101st season by presenting a summer full of outdoor concerts. Each of the seven weeks of the season will focus on a different theme and will be performed by the band’s 40 professional musicians. To cap off several performances, concert audiences will be treated to selections from special vocalists– accompanied by the Long Beach Municipal Band’s Studio Band.
Brought to the community by the Long Beach Parks, Recreation and Marine Department and Partners of Parks, the band will serve up a total of 27 concerts this season. Performances are slated for Tuesdays through Fridays, now through August 13. All concerts begin at 6:30pm.
“The old-fashioned concert in the park is one of the finest family entertainment experiences available,” said conductor Larry Curtis. “Many who attend the concerts bring picnic dinners and blankets or lawn chairs. It’s a very festive atmosphere.”

The Long Beach Municipal Band 2010 Season

Week 1 “Good Ol’ Summertime”
• Friday, July 2– El Dorado Park, Studebaker Road & Willow Street
The band is back with an opening concert of traditional park band music– the sounds that have entertained Long Beach audiences for more than 100 years. An American-style salute of marches, familiar folk music, and popular tunes.

Week 2 “A Celtic Celebration”
• Tuesday, July 6– Whaley Park, 5620 Atherton.
• Wednesday, July 7– Los Cerritos Park, 3750 Del Mar Avenue
• Thursdays, July 8– Marine Stadium, 5255 Paoli Way
• Friday, July 9– El Dorado Park, Studebaker Road & Willow Street

The band explores the great tradition of Celtic music from spirited dances to lyric ballads.

Week 3 “Marching Along”
• Tuesday, July 13– Whaley Park, 5620 Atherton
• Wednesday, July 14– Los Cerritos Park, 3750 Del Mar Ave.
• Thursday, July 15– Marine Stadium, 5255 Paoli Way
• Friday, July 16– El Dorado Park, Studebaker Road & Willow Street

Symphonic marches, military marches, opera marches, and circus marches, just to name a few.

Week 4 “My Hero”
• Tuesday, July 20– Bixby/Bluff Park, Ocean Blvd. at Junipero Ave.
• Wednesday, July 21– Los Cerritos Park, 3750 Del Mar Avenue
• Thursday, July 22– Marine Stadium, 5255 Paoli Way
• Friday, July 23– El Dorado Park, Studebaker Road & Willow Street

Swashbuckling, bronco-busting, high-flying romantic heroes of the screen will be saluted.

Week 5 “Tin Pan Alley”
• Tuesday, July 27– Bixby/Bluff Park, Ocean Blvd. at Junipero Ave.
• Wednesday, July 28– Los Cerritos Park, 3750 Del Mar Avenue
• Thursday, July 29– Marine Stadium, 5255 Paoli Way
• Friday, July 30– El Dorado Park, Studebaker Road & Willow Street

Honoring the likes of George Gershwin, Irving Berlin, Cole Porter and other writers of popular song in the early 20th Century.

Week 6 “La Fiesta!”
• Tuesday, Aug. 3– Bixby/Bluff Park, Ocean Blvd. at Junipero Ave.
• Wednesday, Aug. 4– Los Cerritos Park, 3750 Del Mar Avenue
• Thursday, Aug. 5– Marine Stadium, 5255 Paoli Way
• Friday, Aug. 6– El Dorado Park, Studebaker Road & Willow Street

Latin music, with its driving rhythms and invigorating melodic energy.

Week 7 “Broadway Revue”
• Tuesday, Aug. 10– Bixby/Bluff Park, Ocean Blvd. at Junipero Ave.
• Wednesday, Aug. 11– Los Cerritos Park, 3750 Del Mar Avenue
• Thursday, Aug. 12– Marine Stadium, 5255 Paoli Way
• Friday, Aug. 13– El Dorado Park, Studebaker Road & Willow Street

Scores from America’s most successful Broadway shows.

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