Fall Concert and Season Announced

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Our opening concert will be on Friday, November 7th at 8PM and will include Franz Listz’s Les Preludes, Michael Ball’s Cambrian Suite, and John Williams’ Summon the Heroes.

Lighter works include The Lion King, Barnard Castle, and Kings of Brass March. Featured soloists will be Gary Crandall, performing Somewhere Over the Rainbow on tenor horn, as well as John Monroe and Brian Taylor, playing the euphonium duet, Deep Inside the Sacred Temple.

The season continues with concerts on Saturday, December 6th at 2PM, Friday, March 20th at 8PM, and Friday, May 1st at 8PM. Performances take place in the Smith Center, Ohlone College, in Fremont. Tickets are $15 for general admission, $10 for seniors, youth under 12, and Ohlone students and staff, plus $2 Ohlone College parking fee per vehicle. Tickets may be purchased in person the day of the concert, online at www.smithcenter.com or by phone (510) 659-6031.

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Mission Peak Brass Band Goes to the Movies!

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Our final concert of the season, Friday, May 9th, at 8:00 p.m., features popular movie music, including Pirates of the Caribbean, Soundtrack from Brave, and John Williams’ Midway March. Also on the program will be Variations on Laudate Dominum, Malvern Suite, and Tijuana Taxi.

Our soloist for the concert will be Ken Walters playing the classic cornet solo, Clear Skies by Eric Ball. Ken is co-principal of MPBB, principal trumpet in the Ohlone Wind Orchestra, and is a member of the quintet, Oxford Brass.

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Take a trip around the world with us in March!

We start our journey with John Williams’ Olympic Fanfare and Theme and a lively cornet quartet, Sandman, followed by Phillip Sparke’s Music for a Festival. Then we start our tour of the world with Amparito Roca, Four Cities Symphony (London, Paris, Rome, & Moscow), Famous British Marches, and Armenian Dances. We hope to see you on Friday, March 7th at 8:00 p.m. in the Smith Center of Ohlone College for this wonderful concert!

General admission tickets are $15 ($10 for students and seniors), and are available at the door or at www.SmithCenter.com or by calling (510) 659-6031. Parking is $2.

While you’re waiting, enjoy Christmas Carillion from our recent Holiday Concert.

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Join us for our annual holiday concert!
Saturday, December 7, 2013 – 2pm
Smith Center, Ohlone College, Fremont CA

You’re invited to enjoy an afternoon of Christmas music – from traditional tunes to jazzy interpretations. The concert includes performances from the Ohlone Community Band, Ohlone Wind Orchestra, Mission Peak Brass Band, Ohlone Clarinet Choir, and the Ohlone Tuba Ensemble! Rob Lenicheck, soprano cornet, will be the featured soloist with the Mission Peak Brass Band, playing O Holy Night. The concert is perfect for the whole family.

General admission tickets are $15 ($10 for students and seniors), and are available at the door or at www.SmithCenter.com or by calling (510) 659-6031. Parking is $2.

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New Season Announced!

civil_war We are really excited about our upcoming season, beginning with our opening concert Friday, November 15th. The program includes Malcolm Arnold’s Four Scottish Dances, a rousing arrangement of Bach’s Toccata and Fugue, Kurt Weill’s Mack the Knife, Wild West: The Best of Ennio Morricone, and in honor of the 150th anniversary of the Civil War, Bilik’s American Civil War Fantasy. Featured soloists for the opening concert are John Monroe, Euphonium, playing Carrickfergus and Ken Walter, Cornet, playing Gabriel’s Oboe.

Visit our Concerts page for other concert information.

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Lydia Busler-Blais, Improvisatory Horn Soloist

LydiaThe Mission Peak Brass Band features renowned French horn soloist, Lydia Busler-Blais, on the final concert of our season on May 10th at 8pm in the Smith Center of Ohlone College in Fremont. She will be performing Hoagy Carmichael’s Stardust and her own improvisations. Other works include Berne Patrol, Van Der Roost’s Toccata Festiva, as well as English Country Scenes, Ruby Tuesday, Blueberry Hill, The Girl From Ipanema, and Adagio from Spartacus.

Lydia has performed with many orchestras and dance companies as a prominent soloist and improvisationalist. She received awards from the Consortium of Vermont Composers, the International Horn Society Meir Rimon Fund, and by the Massachusetts Arts Council.

Tickets are $15 for general admission, $8 for youth under 12, and $10 for seniors and Ohlone students and staff, plus $2 Ohlone College parking fee per vehicle. Tickets may be purchased at the door, online at http://scboxoffice.ohlone.edu/ticketing/events.php or by phone, (510) 659-6031.

Enjoy a Tom Johnson recording from our last concert: Shepherd’s Song

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Music for March Concerts Announced

There is a lot of great music on our March concerts! Selections include Philip Sparke’s London Overture, Mountain Song, and arrangement of Procession of the Sardar, plus Padstow Lifeboat, Valdres March, Strike up the Band, Holst’s First Suite in E-Flat, Khatchaturian’s Sabre Dance, Trumpet Blues and Cantabile, Shepherd’s Song, and Best of Bond, an arrangement of music from James Bond movies. Join us on Friday, March 8th at Ohlone College.

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5th Annual Christmas Extravaganza

Get your holiday season off to a joyous start with the 5th Annual Christmas Extravaganza, featuring all five Ohlone College Wind Ensembles: Wind Orchestra, Mission Peak Brass Band, Community Band, Tuba Ensemble and new this year – the Clarinet Choir. A variety of both holiday and non-holiday favorites are sure to please all audiences. Mark the date and time on your calendar: Saturday, December 8th, 2:00 p.m. at the Smith Center at Ohlone College, 43600 Mission Boulevard, Fremont.

Tickets: $10-$15
Parking: $2

Box Office: 510-659-6031
Online Tickets: www.smithcenter.com

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New Season Announced

Mark your calendars for our 2012-2013 season:
Friday, October 19, 2012 at 8 pm
Saturday, December 8, 2012 at 2 pm
Friday, March 8, 2013 at 8 pm
Friday, March 15, 2013 at 8 pm (Saratoga High School)
Friday, May 10, 2012 at 8 pm

The opening concert will include English Folk Song Suite, The Kingdom Triumphant, Overture for an Epic Occasion, Ragtime for Horns, Simple Gifts, and more.

For more information visit our Performances page.

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Spring Concert Features Rob Lenicheck, Soprano Cornet

Join us for the final concert of the season on Friday, May 4th at 8:00 p.m. Featured is soprano cornetist Rob Lenicheck playing Summertime. Other members of the band will take solos in A Touch of Mancini, a medley of songs that includes The Pink Panther, Moon River, Days of Wine and Roses, and Peter Gunn, heard in The Blues Brothers movie. Also on the concert is Jubilee Overture, The Land of the Mountain and the Flood, New York, New York, Lil’ Darlin, and Symphonette by Stephen Bulla.

The performance will take place in the Smith Center, Ohlone College, in Fremont. Tickets are $15 for general admission, $8 for youth under 12, and $10 for seniors and Ohlone students and staff, plus $2 Ohlone College parking fee per vehicle. Tickets may be purchased in person the day of the concert, online at www.smithcenter.com or by phone (510) 659-6031.

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