Albuquerque Concert Band Free Concert: April 6

If you’re looking forward to the free outdoor summer concert series by Albuquerque Concert Band, then we’ll keep you posted on those nearer the time. Meanwhile my lovelies, you’ll be pleased to hear they’ve got a free concert coming right up.

The next Albuquerque Concert Band free concert is on Sunday April 6 at 3 pm.  It will be a combined concert with the Mesilla Valley Concert Band from Las Cruces. It will also feature tuba soloist Derek Manteufel, the 2014 winner of the Bruce Kroken Memorial Scholarship. Young Derek is a senior at at Eldorado High School, and he’s been the principal tubist of the Albuquerque Youth Symphony, the New Mexico All State Symphonic Band, and the New Mexico All State Symphonic Orchestra. That’s a lot of achievement. Way to go Derek!

The concert will be held at Volcano Vista High School, 8100 Rainbow Boulevard NW.

Here are some free audio samples from the Albuquerque Concert Band recordings to get you in the mood. The band usually plays a variety of music from big band classics to Scottish dances and rousing symphonic marches. The Albuquerque Concert Band has been entertaining Albuquerque for more than 40 years, and I so love this band and the music they play!

–Tania


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