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Stephen Ryan Jackson Commissioned by Mid America Freedom Band

The Mid America Freedom Band has commissioned Stephen Ryan Jackson to compose a new piece scheduled to receive its premiere in the ensemble’s 17th season.Jackson was unanimously selected by a five-person panel after reviewing the submissions resulting from the Mid America Freedom Band’s Call for…

MAFB Announces Program Change and Guest Soloist, Liz Pearse

MAFB Announces Program Change and Guest Soloist, Liz Pearse

Mid America Freedom Band is delighted to announce that soprano Liz Pearse will be joining us for our Green, Blue, and Purple concert on Saturday, May 4th at 7:30 pm at Plexpod Westport. With Liz’s availability the previously announced program has been altered to highlight…

Mid America Freedom Band Announces 17th Season

Mid America Freedom Band Announces 17th Season

Mid America Freedom Band’s 17th season is all about celebrating regal history with a high-art-meets-high-camp twist. Titled “Kyngs And Qweens,” this season’s four programs honor and satirize pomp and circumstance, war and peace, sacred and profane, those in power and those without. Royal Cortège Sunday,…

Trivia Night

Trivia Night

The Mid America Freedom Band is excited to invite you to our first annual Trivia Night fundraiser! Bring your favorite know-it-all for a night of laughter, trivia, prizes, and great live music from the Mighty Mo Combo. Our host for the evening is our own…

Black, White, and Gray – Feb. 24, 2019

Black, White, and Gray – Feb. 24, 2019

J.C. Nichols Auditorium, National World War I Museum and Memorial 2 Memorial Dr., Kansas City, MO The harrowing times of World War I are captured in the premiere of Kimberly Archer’s Songs of Longing and Solitude with text by WWI-era poet Rainer Maria Rilke. Also to be…

Mid America Freedom Band Announces the Hire of New Executive Director

Mid America Freedom Band Announces the Hire of New Executive Director

The Mid America Freedom Band recently appointed Joyce Anderson Downing, Ph.D., as its new executive director. “We are very excited for Joyce to take on the role of executive director for the MAFB,” said Dee White-Bradt, MAFB board member and search committee chair. “She brings…

Olivia Kieffer Commissioned by Mid America Freedom Band

Olivia Kieffer Commissioned by Mid America Freedom Band

The Mid America Freedom Band has commissioned Olivia Kieffer to compose a new piece scheduled to receive its premiere in the ensemble’s 16th season. Kieffer was unanimously selected by a five-person panel after reviewing the submissions resulting from the Mid America Freedom Band’s Call for…

MAFB searches for a new Executive Director

MAFB searches for a new Executive Director

The Mid America Freedom Band seeks a part time Executive Director for approximately 15-20 hours per month.  Outstanding opportunity for professional growth and community involvement. For more information read the full job description below.    Executive Director Job Purpose: Purpose statement:  The Mid America Freedom…

Mid America Freedom Band Announces 16th Season and New Concert Home

Mid America Freedom Band Announces 16th Season and New Concert Home

The theme “Colors” for Mid America Freedom Band’s 16th season stems from those of the LGBT rainbow flag to shimmering metallics of the holidays and stark black-and-white photography of World War I.  This year, MAFB will hold its concerts in the band’s new venue at…

Call for Proposals 2018

Call for Proposals 2018

    The Mid America Freedom Band is accepting proposals for a new work for concert band from composers regardless of age, nationality, or style. The proposed 6–7 minute long original piece should tie in with the ensemble’s 16th season theme of “Colors.” This new…