For the first time ever, you can reserve tickets for all three of Mid America Freedom Band's signature concerts for the season, including:
The Art of Music on October 20, 2013
Holidays Around the World on December 15, 2013
Reading is Fundamental on April 12, 2014
Some of our performances this year are in a smaller venue, so you should definitely reserve your tickets to ensure you have a seat. And this is either the most expensive or the most affordable ticket in town - that's all up to you. When you reserve your tickets, you name your own price. It doesn't get much better than that!
A plane ticket might be out of your price range this winter, but MAFB has you covered as we country- and culture-hop, showcasing the vibrant, divePat-a-pan, Gustav Holst’s gorgeous In the Bleak Midwinter, Derbyshire’s I Saw Three Ships, and Christmas in Killarney! Alfred Reed’s Russian Christmas Music entrances listeners with the sounds of Eastern Orthodox chant in his dramatic and moving piece. Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky’s lush Arabesque from the Nutcracker moves us from Eastern Europe into the Middle East where a Hanukkah medley captures the solemnity and majesty of the Jewish holiday. Sounds from the Americas are represented by the traditional Canadian Huron Carol and a collection of tunes from Puerto Rico and Brazil, performed by our new string orchestra. Stephen Melillo’s O Come Holy Night is a modern take on the traditional favorite, complete with electric guitar. In a nod to consumerism and conformity, a cheeky performance of Malvina Reynolds’s Little Boxes brings out the “ticky-tacky” in us all; only to be topped withMele Kalikimaka(The Hawaiian Christmas Song), famously recorded by Bing Crosby and The Andrews Sisters.
If you've been thinking about dusting off your old horn and making music, now is the time. Mid America Freedom Band is accepting new members for its 11th Season: "Celebration of Culture."
If you're interested in joining one of our groups, please fill out our new member form, and we'll be in contact with you soon. You just have to be 18 years or older and be able can read music. MAFB has an active symphonic band, jazz band, string orchestra, and marching/pep/flag corp.