Corpus Christi Municipal Band Opening Summer Season with First Concert This Sunday, June 5
FREE Sunday night concerts scheduled for 8 p.m. through July 3 at the DMC Heritage Campus Amphitheater
Article by: Rosa Linda Reynoso
For music lovers of all ages, the Corpus Christi Municipal Band will host another series of FREE concerts to delight audiences this summer. Attendees can enjoy a variety of music ranging from marches and pops to light classical pieces and show melodies. There’s something for everyone!
This Sunday, June 5, the band will perform their first outdoor concert of the summer 2022 season. The performance begins at 8 p.m., at the Amphitheater located between the Fine Arts Music Building and General Academic and Music Building II on Del Mar College’s Heritage Campus. Use the Kosar St. entryway located off Ayers St. at Baldwin Blvd. (click here for directions and campus map.)
Four more performances are scheduled every Sunday through July 3. Participants are encouraged to bring lawn chairs or blankets for seating during each concert.
For more information, contact retired DMC professor of music and current Municipal Band business manager David Irving at firstname.lastname@example.org or the DMC Music Office at 361-698-1211 or email@example.com.
In addition to serving as the venue for performances, DMC supports the Municipal Band by providing rehearsal space, equipment and logistical support. The Municipal Band moved performances to the College’s Heritage Campus in 2014 after previously holding concerts at Cole Park and Heritage Park.
When the Municipal Band played its first concert in 1952, all the band’s musicians were members of the local chapter of the American Federation of Musicians (AFM). The AFM funded the concerts with its Music Performance Trust Fund established by the national AFM and the recording industry as a hedge against the threat of recorded music taking away live musicians’ livelihoods. Union membership thrived in the 1940s and 1950s with more than 400 members in the Corpus Christi chapter alone.
The band accepted volunteer musicians into the group beginning in the mid-1950s, and today’s Municipal Band is mostly made up of volunteers.
For each week’s details, visit the Corpus Christi Municipal Band’s Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/ccmunicipalband.
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