Tis the Season SMC Emeritus Concert Band to Hold Free Concert Oct. 22

Santa Monica College's Emeritus Concert Band, under the baton of Yosuke Miyoshi, will present a free concert - "Fright Night" - on Sunday, Oct. 22, at 7 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 spooky fall concert with a Halloween theme will feature a selection of spine-chilling music ranging from band classics to contemporary compositions.

"This concert will be a thrilling event! We will be playing some movie favorites like 'Harry Potter,' 'Kiki's Delivery Service,' and 'Encanto' as part of the program. It will be fun for the whole family," said Miyoshi, the band's director. "We have the great Darnella Davidson and Gregory Robinson as guest conductors working with the ensemble for this concert. We will also be playing parts of the sound track to the 1959 film classic North by Northwest. Bring your friends and family!"

"Performances by the SMC Emeritus Concert Band are always a treat...particularly this close to Halloween," said SMC Dean of Noncredit and External Programs Dr. Scott Silverman. "This is a great event for the whole family. Tell your friends. It's free, and fun!"

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

SMC's Emeritus Concert Band is a group of musicians with 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.


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