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Concerts in the Park

Music will be in the air all summer in Long Beach.
Mark your calendars for these outdoor concert events.

Long Beach Community Band

We play music for fun! Experience the magic of live performance. Bring the family (and your picnic basket) to our free concerts and join the fun!



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2015 Long Beach Municipal Band Schedule - 106th Year!

All Concerts start at 6:30 p.m. FREE
 “Summer Music = Family Fun,” is the theme of the 106th season of the Long Beach Municipal Band. These great free concerts in the park feature the sounds of big band, pop, jazz, blues and more. All concerts begin at 6:30 p.m. Bring your family, a picnic dinner and enjoy a wonderful evening outdoors in the park.

WEEK 3 - July 14 - 17 

A Star Was Born

Our generation has been blessed with amazing singing sensations.  As the pop-cultural center of the world, all performers must make it big in the USA if they are to become superstars.  Tonight we pay tribute in this memorable concert to Elvis Presley, Frank Sinatra, Ray Charles, Barbara Streisand and Ella Fitzgerald, to name a few.  Our sensational vocalist Barbara Morrison joins our list of star-studded entertainers as she performs with both the concert and studio bands.

Tuesday, July 14 – Bixby Park/Bluff Park
Wednesday, July 15- Los Cerritos Park
Thursday, July 16- Marine Stadium
Friday, July 17- El Dorado Park West

WEEK 4 - July 21 - 24

Around the World in 80 Minutes

Can we do it?!!  The band will try to visit as many countries as possible in this quick tour around the planet.  What a musically gifted world it is.  It seems appropriate that the exciting vocalist Derek Bordeaux returns to the bandstand for a rousing finale.

Tuesday, July 21 – Bixby Park/Bluff Park
Wednesday, July 22- Los Cerritos Park
Thursday, July 23- Marine Stadium
Friday, July 24- El Dorado Park West

WEEK 5 - July 28 - 31

Soundtracks

The romantic heroes of the silver screen probably won't be at this week's concert, but the film's exciting and adventurous music will fill the air and surely make up for their absence.  Many great film scores have been re-orchestrated so that we can listen and enjoy them this night. Please join us for the final week of the 2015 Summer Season.  We close our series with the ever popular Tony Galla and the Studio Band.

Tuesday, July 28– Bixby Park/Bluff Park
Wednesday, July 29- Los Cerritos Park
Thursday, July 30- Marine Stadium
Friday, July 31- El Dorado Park West
 

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History

The Long Beach Municipal Band is one of the most distinguished and professional Municipal Bands in the United States. The player personnel in this wonderful ensemble includes the best of the Southern California's symphony, studio recording and jazz performers. This diversity of talent provides Long Beach audiences with impressive concerts of jazz, movie, musical and light classical literature. The Band also combines with talented guest vocalists weekly to guarantee that your family's summer evening in the park will be the highlight of the week.

The Long Beach Municipal Band has been entertaining area residents for over 100 years. Its history is well known and appreciated not only in this community but also in music circles around the world. Present conductor Larry Curtis continues a tradition of musical excellence established by such notable conductors as the famous Sousa cornet player Herbert L. Clarke and composer J. J. Richards.

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Conductor Larry Curtis

Larry Curtis, after a distinguished career in university music performance, has achieved acclaim as a professional conductor. He will return for his sixteenth season this summer as director of the Long Beach Municipal Band, the nation's most distinguished professional community wind ensemble. Curtis' diverse musical background is exemplified by his more recent conducting engagements with the Sydney Wind Orchestra of Australia, the Los Angeles Brass Ensemble, the Pacific Symphony Orchestra and the Americus Brass Band, an ensemble which performs on authentic instruments of the 19th century.

Notable performances include an "Imagination Celebration" concert in conjunction with New York's Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, a live concert broadcast from Suisse Romane Studios in Geneva, Switzerland, a command performance for the "Society for the Preservation of Film Music," as well as conducting at the Hollywood Bowl. He has established an international reputation with his conducting achievements in Japan, Scotland, Canada, England, Austria, Switzerland, Germany and Australia.

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