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SMC Emeritus Concert Band to Hold Free Concert This Weekend at the Broad Stage

Concert February 26 will feature musical selections with an outdoor theme

Santa Monica College’s Emeritus Concert Band, under the baton of Yosuke Miyoshi, will present a free concert — “The Great Outdoors” — on Sunday, February 26, at 3 p.m. The performance will be held in The Broad Stage at the SMC Performing Arts Center, located at 1310 11th Street (at Santa Monica Boulevard), Santa Monica.

The late winter concert will feature musical selections with an outdoor theme. The Emeritus Concert Band will perform a varied repertoire that includes band classics, swing music, and contemporary compositions.

“I cannot wait to present this concert to the public, ” said Miyoshi, the band’s director. “We have a few guest conductors working with the ensemble, which has been an incredible experience for the members of the band. I am also excited to announce that we will have composer Yukiko Nishimura attending our concert. The Emeritus Concert Band will be performing one of her works, ‘Luna.’ “

“Year after year, the Emeritus Concert Band has brought a delightful arrangement of songs for the entertainment of the Santa Monica community,” said Guadalupe Salgado, Associate Dean (Interim) of SMC Emeritus. “I myself am excited for another wonderful performance from our incredible talented students. Make sure to bring your family and friends along for a wonderful evening full of music and fun.”

Ample free parking will be available on the premises. Seating is on a first-arrival basis.

SMC’s Emeritus Concert Band is made up of musicians of a wide age range. The variety of musical and life experience that each band member brings to the group fuels an environment of ongoing inspiration. New members are always welcome, and can find out how to join by calling 310-434-4306.

The Concert Band has thrilled listeners with free concerts since 1979. The 60-member band is part of Santa Monica College’s acclaimed Emeritus program, established in 1975 to offer free classes and special programs to older adults.

More information is available at smc.edu/emeritus or by calling 310-434-4306.

Accommodation due to a disability to participate in SMC events can be arranged by sending an email to SMC’s Center for Students with Disabilities at dsps@smc.edu or calling 310-434-4255, at least 5 business days in advance.

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