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Our First Concert of the Season!

On Friday November 4th 2016 at the Ohlone College Smith Center we kick off the brass band season with a concert of flourishes and formality.

We’ll be playing a beautiful transcription of the moving Finale from Mahler’s Symphony #2, Our own Dave Adams’ transcription of Saint Saens’ Finale from “Hail! California,” and Karl King’s march Barnum and Bailey’s Favorite.

The concert also includes Eric Whitacre’s Seal Lullaby (featuring flugelhorn soloist Cliff Mercer) and Irving Berlin’s Top Hat, White Tie and Tails.

Tickets are $15/$10 at the door or Parking is $4. Please come out and see us!

Meet our May Concert Soloist Max Swisher!

Max started playing the euphonium only in the last two years, but in that short period of time has already been a part of County, National, and all state honor bands.

Since MIMG_20160407_111818559_HDRax was young, he has been enamored with the physical, emotional, and social aspects of playing and listening to music which connect across nature and humanity alike. He greatly enjoys music theory and performance and is excited to advance his career in music as a Euphonium Performance major at the University of North Texas next year.

He will be featured in Saint-Saens “The Swan”.

The Mission Peak Brass Band presents “Vintage Brass”


Friday, April 29, 2016 • 8pm • Smith Center, Ohlone College, Fremont

Please join us for Mission Peak Brass Band’s final program of the season. We’ll be playing Goff Richards’ bubbly Homage to the Noble Grape.  The fun then continues with Bruce Broughton’s Harlequin and P.D.Q. Bach’s 1712 Overture. Max Swisher will be the featured euphonium soloist on Saint-Saens’ The Swan. The program also includes works by Holst, Richard Strauss, Robert Browne Hall, and Fred Fisher.

Tickets are $15/$10 (for seniors, students, and staff) at the door or you can buy on-line here. Parking is $4.

Meet Cliff Mercer, our featured soloist for the March 2016 concert

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Originally from North Carolina, Cliff played trumpet in a variety of styles from concert bands to marching bands, church music with organ to orchestras, swing dance bands and jazz ensembles.  He joined his first brass band in college and continued to play with brass bands through graduate school.  Now a proud member of the Mission Peak Brass Band, Cliff is pleased to play a wonderful Ellington tune, Isfahan from the Far East Suite, arranged for Flugelhorn.

Cliff has performed with a number of groups in the bay area, including the Redwood Symphony in Redwood City, Master Sinfonia in Los Altos, San Jose Wind Symphony, Don Haneke Chorale in San Jose, Palo Alto Philharmonic, and the Ohlone Community Band.  He currently performs regularly with the Ohlone Wind Orchestra as well as the Mission Peak Brass Band.

MPBB Presents our Winter Concert “Horizons”


Friday, March 11th 2016 at 8PM

The Mission Peak Brass Band presents music with an international outlook:  Overture from South Pacific, Dave Adams’ arrangement of Saint-Saens’ Orient et Occident, and Duke Ellington’s Isfahan, featuring flugelhorn soloist Cliff Mercer. The program also includes great music by Verdi, Louis Prima, and a selection of fanfares, marches and waltzes. Tickets are $15/$10 (staff, students, and seniors) at the door or can be purchased in advance here.

Join the Mission Peak Brass Band for it’s Fall Colors Concert!

fall_imageJoin us Friday, November 6, 2015  8pm at the Smith Center, Ohlone College, Fremont to experience the many colors of music from many countries and genres with the Mission Peak Brass Band at its fall concert. Get Directions – Buy Tickets

Hear movie music from Frozen, Lord of the Rings, and the moving Hymn to the Fallen from Saving Private Ryan. The program also includes Eddie DeBons’ A Festive Intrada, Janacek’s Sokol Fanfare, and the Mission Peak cornets playing Cornet Carillon. Also including Philip Sparke’s arrangement of Jerusalem, Dave Adams’ arrangement of Pepita Greus, the contest march Mephistopheles, Chris Hazell’s Kraken, and Victorian Snapshots – On Ratcliff Highway, Ray Steadman-Allen’s mashup of Victorian melodies. Featuring Doug Harris (E-flat soprano cornet) playing Mozart’s Queen of the Night’s Aria.

General admission is $15 ($10 for seniors, students, and staff) at the door or using the link above

Come “Sing and Dance” with MPBB!

dance_moonJoin us on Friday, May 1st at 8:00 p.m. in the Smith Center of Ohlone College, Fremont as we present Song and Dance! Get Directions – Buy Tickets

This concert will feature cornet soloist, Laura Shea-Clark, performing Dvorak’s beautiful aria Song to the Moon from the opera Rusalka. We’ll also be playing Elgar’s Chanson de Matin (Song of the Morning), and Italian Fantasy, a medley of well known Italian songs including Funiculi Funicula, and the Triumphal March from Aida.

Toe-tappers to dance to include The Fair-Day from An Irish Symphony, Viva Birkinshaw March and Malcolm Arnolds, Prelude, Dance, and March and if that weren’t enough, we’ll also play John Williams’ Liberty Fanfare and The Mask of Zorro.