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Stuart Community Concert Band presents Independence Spectacular

A SEAT AT THE MATINEE: BROADWAY AT ITS VERY BEST

Stuart Community Concert Band is proud to present the “Independence Spectacular”

     Fourth of July activities will soon be under way, bursting with colors of red, white, and blue. Members of the Stuart Community Concert Band are excited to present a wonderful concert for our community this year in honor of Independence Day.

     The Stuart Community Concert Band’s “Independence Spectacular” will take place at the Blake Library in Stuart on Saturday, July 1. The music will  beginning at 3:00 p.m. The indoor concert is free and open to the public. You need to have tickets in hand. 

     Free tickets for the performance will become available starting at 4:00 p.m. on Friday, June 16, at the Blake Library. The address is 2351 S.E. Monterey Road in Stuart.

      The band’s Independence Spectacular” will feature selections such as “This Land is Your Land,” “An American Spectacular,” “1812 Overture,” “Armed Forces Salute,” “Satchmo,” “Torch of Liberty,” “The Stars and Stripes Forever,” and many more great pieces.

      The Stuart Community Concert Band is under the direction of Jim LeBon and consists of dedicated volunteer musicians from all walks of life and of all ages, ranging from high school students to residents in their 80s. Today the band has more than seventy dedicated volunteer musicians.

      They play for the love of music.

      Originally founded back in 1915, the ever-growing Stuart Community Concert Band has been making music for more than a hundred years. How wonderful and exciting it is to be celebrating 100 years of playing music in the Stuart community!

      Everyone is welcome to participate in this non-profit group.  Are you a music lover? Do you play a musical instrument? Did you ever? If so, this community band is always looking for new talent.

      The band has musicians from all walks of life, ages, and professions who happily donate their time, skills, and talents to create quality music. Band members vary in skill level from those who have made music their life’s work to people who haven’t ’picked up an instrument in years and even decades.

        What they all have in common is that they speak the same language… M-U-S-I-C.

        Bonded by our love for music, we gather with our instruments every week to play, practice, and rehearse. Band rehearsals are on Monday evenings from 7 to 9 p.m. at the North Stuart Baptist Church on U.S. 1, north of the Roosevelt Bridge. If you are interested in coming out to play, we’ll be happy to see you!

       The Stuart Community Concert Band is a 501c(3) organization. Donations are always welcome.

       This year the community band awarded $500 scholarships to two deserving high school music students who are continuing their music education in college. Chris Finken, a graduate of Port St. Lucie High School, and Jonathan Cooper, a graduate of Jensen Beach High School, each received a $500 scholarship from the Stuart Community Concert Band. Congratulations to both of these scholarship recipients as they continue their music education in college.

       For more information the Stuart Community Concert Band, and ways to support your community band, please visit their website at www.stuartcommunityconcertband.org.

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