Metro Detroit’s Motor City Brass Band will open its 19 annual music series on Sunday, Oct. 26 with Horns & Howls XIV: And the Award goes to..., a family-friendly holiday performance at the Ford Community & Performing Arts Center in Dearborn. MCBB provides an American take on the British brass band tradition. With dazzling set design and extraordinary showmanship, the band produces action-packed performances that are sure to entertain audiences of all ages.
“Horns & Howls XIV is going to take you on a journey of music both profound and delightful,” said MCBB Music Director and Conductor Craig Strain. “Come in costume and win a prize. Join us in celebrating the most fun holiday of the year.”
Musicians will perform familiar, interactive hits in a variety of genres to keep even the youngest audience members engaged from opening note to final bow. Costumed performers will transform FCPAC into the setting of a glamorous award show, where they will honor a variety of musical classics that have earned a place in American popular culture, including selections from Rent, Rocky, Wizard of Oz and a special Motown Medley. The annual Halloween program embodies the MCBB motto, “It’s more than a concert … It’s a show!” Audience members will become active performance participants during a sing-along, children’s costume parade and adult costume contest. Strain said the concert will “please every level of music enthusiast.”
Single tickets can be purchased from the FCPAC Box Office at 313-943-2354 or online at dearborntheatre.com. Tickets are $19 for adults, $17 for seniors and $15 for students. Discounted tickets and subscriptions can be purchased directly from MCBB by calling 248-788- 6618 or visiting mcbb.org. Subscriptions are $42 for adults, $36 for seniors and $30 for students ages 21 and younger. Each subscription comes with four Bring-a-Friend vouchers.
Motor City Brass Band takes pride in producing a quality and entertaining musical experience for the whole family. Currently ranked among the top brass bands in the country, MCBB continues to musically define itself as an integral part of the growing national brass band movement and competes in the North American Brass Band Association Championships and the U.S. Open Brass Band Championships. MCBB has been led by the artistic vision of conductor and music director Craig Strain since its inception in 1996. To find out more, please visit mcbb.org