Monday, October 20, 2014

Mid America Freedom Band challenges San Francisco Lesbian/Gay Freedom Band to World Series wager

In the spirit of friendly competition.... oh who are we kidding. We want our Royals to win the World Series. This is the only acceptable outcome. On Friday, October 17, the Mid America Freedom Band challenged the San Francisco Lesbian/Gay Freedom Band to a wager. On Monday, October 20, the challenge was accepted. When the Royals win the World Series, the SFLGFB will play and post their recording of "Kansas City." If for some reason this does not come to fruition and some other team wins (cough... Giants... cough, cough), MAFB will play and post their recording of "I Left My Heart in San Francisco." GO ROYALS!

Rehearsals for Winter 2014 concert start on Oct. 30

Thinking about joining MAFB for our next concert? Rehearsals for "Frozen Fantasia" start on October 30. Come out and play with us!

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Season and Individual Tickets now available!


Season and individual concert tickets are now available for the Mid America Freedom Band's 2014–15 season.

All concerts are in the J.C. Nichols Auditorium, National World War I Museum at Liberty Memorial.

Each ticket has a name-your-price option. Whether it's $5, $10, $20, $50 or even free, it's your choice! The suggested price of each individual concert is $10 and $25 for the season pass for all three.

For a season pass, click here.

Gypsies, Tramps, and Thieves     Sunday, October 19, 2014, 2 p.m.

Join the Mid America Freedom Band in a concert of music inspired by the sounds of Eastern Europe, Spain, the American West, the Middle East, Broadway, and the Seven Seas. The Suite from Carmen, Overture to Gypsy, Aladdin, Pirates of the Caribbean and many more wonderful pieces await. 

For individual tickets to Gypsies, Tramps, and Thieves, click here.

Frozen Fantasia     Sunday, December 14, 2014, 2 p.m.

It's the Mid America Freedom Band in a concert of holiday music with a twist. Classic carols like Silent NightWe Three Kings, Joy to the World, and Here Comes Santa Claus are inventively reimagined while new selections from Daniel Elder and Greg Bartholomew are paired with J.S. Bach's beloved Fantasia in G. Bring the kids because they will definitely want to hear the hot-off-the-press medley from Disney's hit film, Frozen

For individual tickets to Frozen Fantasia, click here.

Just Dance     Sunday, April 26, 2015, 2 p.m.

Let's boogie! The Mid America Freedom Band breaks out its dancing shoes for toe-tapping numbers from around the world and throughout music history. Feel the rhythm with a collection of Renaissance dances, selections from A Chorus Line, Sibelius' Valse triste, Thommessen's Stabsarabesk, Copland's Promise of Living, and the premiere of Derek M. Jenkins' Kolo. Also programmed is Clifton Williams' Symphonic Dance No. 3, "Fiesta," which is one of the masterpieces of the band repertoire.

For individual tickets to Just Dance, click here.



Thursday, August 7, 2014

Season 12 rehearsals start Thursday, August 21

Rehearsals for the concert band's Season 12 start on Thursday, August 21 from 7–9 at Central Presbyterian Church. Grab your instrument and pencil; we'll provide the music, chair, stand, friends, and great time! If you're interested in coming out and playing with us this season, write an email to info@freedomband.com or sign-up here: http://www.freedomband.com/p/join-us.html

Monday, June 30, 2014

Mighty Mo Combo at KC Fringe Festival

Big-Band jazz, Kansas City style. Under the Mid America Freedom Band’s rainbow umbrella of musical ensembles, Mighty Mo Combo brings a refreshingly diverse blend of jazz tunes to KC Fringe Festival. This all volunteer community jazz band serves the Greater Kansas City area. From classic jazz to jazz based on classical music, you’ll hear (and see) some entertaining stuff.
Tickets are $10 with the one-time purchase of a KC Fringe Button. For more information, visit http://www.kcfringe.org. To purchase tickets, visit http://kc-fringe.ticketleap.com/mighty-mo-combo/.
Concert dates are: 
Saturday, July 19, 6:30 pm Sunday, July 20, 7:30 pm
Saturday, July 26, 7:30 pm
An additional performance may be scheduled on Sunday, July 27, 4:30 pm if the Mighty Mo Combo draws the largest audience for the venue.
All performances are at the Off Center Theatre in Crown Center 2450 Grand Blvd, Kansas City, MO 64108.