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Join the Salt River Brass for our annual series in the Mesa Arts Center’s beautiful Ikeda Theater, led by Music Director Patrick Sheridan. Concerts start at 3:00 p.m. Performances will include:
The March King - SRB celebrates America’s first superstar, John Philip Sousa. The Salt River Brass presents a Sousa-style concert, which he made famous with his band that traveled more than a million miles around the globe while presenting more than 15,000 concerts in its 40-year history. An annual tradition, SRB pays tribute to our men and women in the Armed Forces with patriotic music, military songs, and, of course, marches from The March King including, The Washington Post, and The Stars and Stripes Forever.
Sunday, November 10, 2019
Sunday, December 15, 2019
All That Jazz
Sunday, February 9, 2020
Sunday, March 22, 2020
April 26, 2020
About Salt River Brass Band
Picture 36 brass and percussion virtuosi crafting the upbeat brilliance of a military band, the full-throated sonorities of a symphony orchestra and the warm intimate sounds of a chamber group. This is the Salt River Brass, with the versatility to program everything from light classics and marches to show tunes, folk melodies and jazz standards.
A nonprofit organization founded by its musicians in January 1988, the Salt River Brass has thrilled audiences in the Valley’s finest concert venues and across the state of Arizona. The band and its volunteer musicians are proud to present a six-concert series in the beautiful Mesa Arts Center, regularly featuring outstanding guest soloists, ensembles, conductors and new musical works for our audiences’ enjoyment.
About Patrick Sheridan, Music Director
Patrick Sheridan is one of the most celebrated tuba soloists in his instrument’s history. He has performed more than 3,000 concerts in over 50 countries in venues ranging from the White House to NBA half-time shows to the Hollywood Bowl. He is a former member of “The President’s Own” United States Marine Band and has been featured on NBC’s “Today Show” and NPR’s “All Things Considered.”
Beyond his busy performing life, Patrick is the Chief Design Consultant for Jupiter Band Instruments and XO Brass. He frequently works across the United States as a guest conductor with university bands and orchestras as well as high school and middle school all-state and regional honor bands and orchestras. Along with Sam Pilafian, he is the co-author of the world’s best-selling method for instrumental improvement, The Breathing Gym, which won the 2009 EMMY Award for Instructional/Informational Video Production.
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