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Happy Anniversary, Tacoma Concert Band!

Post by Rosemary Ponnekanti / The News Tribune on Feb. 23, 2011 at 6:37 am |
February 21, 2011 8:38 pm

The Tacoma Concert Band celebrates its 30th anniversary year with a special concert this Saturday, featuring trumpet virtuoso Allen Vizzutti, who has played in over 40 countries with jazz greats such as Woody Herman, “Doc” Severinsen and Chick Corea, and classical ensembles such as the Royal Philharmonic and the Tokyo Symphony. The program directed by founder Robert Musser also includes band favorites such as Hindemith’s “Symphonic Metamorphoses” and the music from “Star Wars.”

To commemorate this community band’s anniversary, Governor Christine Gregoire has also declared Feb. 26 “Tacoma Concert Band Day.”

7:30 p.m. Feb. 26. $15/$10/free for 16 and under. Pantages Theater, 901 Broadway, Tacoma. 253-591-5894, www.broadwaycenter.org, www.tacomaconcertband.org.

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