The sounds of drums, John Philip Sousa, and the most famous macho marches will be featured during the New Gardens Band 17th season at The Eissey Campus Theatre.
The season will kick off with a bang when featuring “Kaboom! Feel the Beat!” Those who have followed the New Gardens Band over the years know that it has produced many fine percussionists, and this concert will include an abundance of exciting percussion and favorites from years past. Featured artists will be the members of the Palm Beach Atlantic University Percussion Ensemble. This is rare opportunity to hear the full spectrum of drumming from around the world. Be prepared to tap your feet at this program! This concert will be Saturday, October 26.
The Band will join forces with the Indian River POPS on New Year’s Eve to bring the Big Band sound to the Eissey Campus Theatre. Move over Guy Lombardo! From the favorite big band standards to the stunning music of Andrew Lloyd Weber’s “Phantom of the Opera”, this will be a gala of enduring musical memories. Musical surprises galore will include Viennese Waltzes, and in the tradition of Guy Lombardo, a big band bash with Broadway singers. The “New Year’s Eve Gala” is always a party with great singers, party favors, hats, whistles, refreshments and surprises.
Mr. Seward, a confessed “Sousa-phile” has made a lifetime study of Sousa. Each year Mr. Seward portrays the famous bandmaster at the annual “Sousa” concert and strives to introduce new pieces and little heard “pearls” from the Sousa library in the style and costumes of the early 20th century. This year’s concert will be held on February 1.
On March 15, the New Gardens Band will explore the most famous, and some of the most bombastic, marches ever written when performing “Macho Marches and More,” along with other great band literature. And yes, there will be more Sousa marches! Finally, on May 24, (Memorial Day weekend), the Band will once again join forces with the Indian River Pops and Robert Sharon Chorale for a patriotic salute to our veterans and fallen heroes at “Our America.” This concert was sold out last year so we recommend you purchase your tickets early.
All concerts will be held on Saturdays, beginning at 8:00 pm at The Eissey Campus Theatre, 11051 Campus Drive in Palm Beach Gardens. For more information or tickets call (561) 207-5900. Tickets are $20. Call the Eissey Box office for season subscription prices.