Music is an important part of our lives…it’s everywhere! That’s why this particular event is a great way to introduce kids to music and instruments. The MacPhail Free Family Music Series takes place on three different dates, the first of which is this Saturday, September 7th from 10 am – 12 pm with performances by the Jack Brass Band.
These events are FREE and take place at Antonello Hall on the MacPhail Minneapolis campus. If you can’t make it this weekend, mark your calendar for January 18th (Orkestar Bez Ime) and/or May 2nd (The Bazillions).
A free, family event for music-loving families and those who want to explore music for the first time! The centerpiece of this series is a live concert. Before and after each concert, the musicians will give free sample lessons to kids and adults on the instruments featured in the concert. Sing Play Learn with MacPhail® staff will also be on site to engage families in a music-themed art project. Light refreshments will follow the concert.
The Jack Brass Band was formed in 1999 in the Twin Cities. Based on the traditions of New Orleans’ brass bands, they are the ambassadors to the Crescent City’s rich musical history. The band plays “Feel-Good Music” for audiences of any age, for any occasion. The band has the ability and repertoire to play everything from old New Orleans jazz from Louis Armstrong’s era, to the modern street Mardi-Gras anthems with the instrumentation, feel, and energy they have mastered through countless gigs, parades, festival appearances, and trips to New Orleans to listen, learn, and play alongside the masters. “If you like your gumbo spicy and your music hot, check out the Jack Brass Band,” said Wynton Marsalis after hearing them. Simply put, the Jack Brass Band brings the party to any event with a rich tradition and a groove that will make you want to get up and dance to the New Orleans sound.