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.
We’ve got some great music planned for our fans this year! Please mark your calendars for the following concert dates:
Friday March 11th 8PM at the Smith Center for our Winter Concert
Friday April 29th 8PM at the Smith Center for our Spring Concert
More details to follow!
Get yourself into the holiday spirit and come see all the Ohlone Community bands at the Smith Center on Saturday December 5th 2015 at 2PM. Buy tickets on-line or at the box office.
Join 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
Shake off the summer cobwebs and blow a few notes! Rehearsals start 9/1 @Kennedy.
Join 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.
A native of Chicago, Laura grew up playing in Salvation Army brass bands and played with the Illinois and Chicago Brass Bands, which between them won seven North American Brass Band Association Championship titles. She also won the NABBA solo competition with “Song to the Moon”, our featured solo piece for this concert.
In addition to freelancing and subbing in various groups, she performs with the Bay Area Rainbow Symphony, Palo Alto Philharmonic, Saratoga Symphony, and Lyric Theatre, and she is section leader for the San Francisco Wind Ensemble. She and her husband, Guy, both play trumpet for the Santa Cruz Nutcracker Ballet and sub in the Santa Cruz Symphony.
Our featured solo piece for our May concert in Laura’s words:
“Dvorak is my favorite composer, & Rusalka’s “Song to the Moon” is his most beautiful aria. I really love playing it.”
Friday, March 20, 2015 8:00 PM
Smith Center, Ohlone College, Fremont CA
The concert opens with Paul Lovatt-Cooper’s Enter the Galaxies and also includes John Williams’ film music for Superman and Cowboy’s Overture. You’ll also hear a fantastic arrangement of Queens’ classic rock song Bohemian Rhapsody Herb Alpert favorite, Zorba’s Dance,, and cornet trio, Three Jolly Sailormen with Ken Walter, Dave Adams, and Laura Shea-Clark on cornet. The major work on the program is Labour and Love by Percy Fletcher, a brass band classic which musically depicts man’s struggle to find meaning in his work.
Our featured soloist for the concert is Cliff Mercer, playing Chuck Mangione’s Children of Sanchez on flugelhorn. In addition to playing with MPBB and freelancing, Cliff is principal trumpet in the Ohlone Community Band and assistant principal trumpet in the Ohlone Wind Orchestra.
General admission tickets are $15 ($10 for students and seniors), and are available at the door or at the Smith Center Box Office or by calling (510) 659-6031. Parking is $2.
Join us for our annual holiday concert!
Saturday, December 6, 2014 – 2pm
Smith Center, Ohlone College, Fremont CA
You’re invited to enjoy an afternoon of holiday music with performances by the Ohlone Community Band, Ohlone Wind Orchestra, Mission Peak Brass Band, and the Ohlone Tuba Ensemble!
The brass band will be performing Do They Know It’s Christmas? to mark the 30th anniversary of the first Band Aid project, when the song was written in response to famine in Ethiopia. A remake of the song will be out in November to raise funds to combat Ebola. Come join us to hear this and other fun holiday tunes!
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.
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.