Humboldt Bay Brass Performs Centennial ‘Sound-off’ Sept. 27 - Humboldt State Now

Humboldt Bay Brass Performs Centennial ‘Sound-off’ Sept. 27

The Humboldt Bay Brass Band, the brass ensemble led by Humboldt State Music Professor Gil Cline that employs British instrumentation, will perform in the guise of the “Humboldt Bay Bugle Mob” in the university’s Centennial Parade on Friday, Sept. 27, departing from the campus at 4:15 p.m. via Harpst Street to the Arcata Plaza. Fans last enjoyed the Bugle Mob in last spring’s Rhody Parade in Eureka.

Following on the ‘Old School’ parade Sept. 27, the Humboldt Bay Brass Band will present a full-scale concert on Saturday, Nov. 9, at 8 p.m. in HSU’s Fulkerson Recital Hall, titled “A Century of Brass Behind the Redwood Curtain.” The music will comprise one composition for each decade, featuring historic marches and instruments and including Copland’s “Fanfare for the Common Man” and nostalgic selections from “South Pacific,” the 1949 Rodgers and Hammerstein Broadway classic and 1958 movie hit. Ticket prices will be $8 for adults, $5 for seniors and students will be admitted free with an I.D.

To mark the end-of-year holidays, the Band will give an HSU Centennial Concert on Friday, Dec. 13 at 8 p.m. in the Van Duzer Theater, where the group will premiere a newly-composed work marking the university’s 100th anniversary. Details will be announced later.

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