Tuesday, January 12, 2010

The Army Ground Forces Band Brass Brigade at Saddleback College - Free!

Posted By CotoBlogzz 1-12-2010 05:00 PM

Mission Viejo , CA – The Jazz Studies at Saddleback College are scheduled to present a free concert featuring The Army Ground Forces Band Brass Brigade on Tuesday, January 19th at 7:00 pm in the McKinney Theatre. The band is devoting a full day at Saddleback College giving a clinic to the music students during the day and then performing in the McKinney Theatre in the evening.

The Brass Brigade is an innovative ensemble that pushes performance styles with a broad repertoire of music from traditional Dixie to funk, rap and even a little soul. This unique 11-piece progressive group consisting of 2 trumpets, 2 saxophones, 2 trombones, 1 drummer, 2 tuba players, 1 aux percussion/trumpet and 1 keyboard, will make the audience move to the groove. This ensemble is capable of performing in many different venues, from high school and college auditoriums, state and local fairs and varied types of festivals. Energetic and high spirited, The Brass Brigade represents American Combat Soldiers deployed around the globe and here at home while supporting community activities both locally and abroad.

Jazz Studies at Saddleback College emphasizes creativity through improvisation and ensemble performance. Focusing on the historical, theoretical and intuitive aspects of this American music, Director Joey Sellers and an outstanding cadre of nationally recognized musicians comprise the jazz faculty. Curricula include Improvisation, Jazz Composition and Arranging, Jazz History Syllabus, Jazz History Audio, Jazz History Podcast, Jazz Piano, Saddleback Big Band, Jazz Lab Ensemble, and Combos.

Saddleback College is located at 28000 Marguerite Pkwy in Mission Viejo , just east of Interstate 5 at the Avery Parkway exit. Parking is available in Lot 12. Take Avery Parkway to Marguerite Parkway turn left to the third traffic light, which is Saddleback’s Marguerite entrance. Turn right into the campus and take the second left to “ Theatre Circle ,” turning right into Lot 12. Complimentary parking is provided in Lot 12 with overflow parking in Lot 10.

Brass Brigade, Courtesy Saddleback College

Located in Mission Viejo, Saddleback College provides quality higher education and training to the greater south Orange County community. Having served more than 500,000 students since 1968, Saddleback College offers over 300 degree and certificate programs to help students reach their personal, career, and educational goals. For more information, please visit www.saddleback.edu and for Fine Arts information,  Click Here

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