FAU Bands, More Than 180 Musicians To Participate In 3rd Annual Band-A-Rama, Free Concert In Downtown Boca On Sunday, November 13 Starting At 6 P.M.
The FAU Wind Ensemble (a group of 53 of the University’s finest musicians), Jazz Band and the incomparable Marching Owls join forces in Boca Raton’s own Mizner Park Amphitheater for a super-sized concert of band favorites and popular selections from Swing to Star Wars on Sunday, November 13 with pre-concert entertainment at 6 p.m. and on-stage concert at 7 p.m. Thrilling music will permeate every direction as part of the City of Boca Raton’s “Jazz Live at MPA,” a fall series of FREE Jazz Concerts.
The finale will start at Plaza Real with more than 100 members of the Marching Owls band that will make their way to the amphitheater and perform on the grass in front of the main stage.
Putting art to music will be students from the Boca Raton Museum’s Art School who will be demonstrating their painting and drawing skills in the park starting at 7 p.m.
Attendees are encouraged to bring a non-perishable food item to be donated to Boca Helping Hands. Those who make a donation will receive a complimentary rental chair for the evening (a $2 value).
Two of the community partners for the series include Stu Grant, host of the Sunday Jazz Brunch radio program on Miami’s new WZAB-AM880 “The Biz”, and Jazziz magazine. Stu Grant has hosted and promoted numerous jazz venues throughout the South Florida area over the years. His iconic voice will be introducing the artists at each concert event.
JAZZIZ magazine, which has been covering the jazz world for nearly 30 years, is also supporting the series and will be on site offering sample copies of its glossy magazine and opportunities to get Limited Edition Collector’s CDs that include the best and biggest names in jazz—FREE.
JAZZIZ has been called “the voice of a new jazz culture; a culture it helped create.” As the undisputed authority on jazz and style, it gives you the lowdown, in print and online, on what’s hot (and what’s not) in the world of jazz with insightful editorial, hundreds of CD reviews, and inspired photography and design.
Blankets and chairs are allowed, but chairs will also be available to rent for $2.00. There is a premium seating area in front of the stage or upstairs in the colonnades, where the chairs are $5.00. Food truck samplings and a cash bar will be offered on site, and therefore outside food and beverages are prohibited. Free parking in the Mizner Park garages, valet and metered parking also available.
All events are rain or shine, and in the case of inclement weather, the concerts will be presented at the Mizner Park Cultural Arts Center’s Studio Theater, which is located at the South end of Mizner Park (201 Plaza Real). Seating at this venue will be limited to the first 250 people.
For recorded information call (561) 544-8600.
Schedule of Events:
Thursday, November 17 – 7:30 p.m.
Conjunto Progresso (Latin Jazz & Salsa)
Friday, December 2 – 7:30 p.m.
Nicole Henry (smooth & swing)