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2017-2018 SEASON SCHEDULE

GUSMAN HALL CONCERT SUBSCRIPTION SERIES*

Location: Maurice Gusman Concert Hall, University of Miami, 1314 Miller Drive, Coral Gables, Fl 33146 Tickets: $15 Adults, $5 Students (Season tickets available for Gusman concerts only)

Tuesday, November 14, 2017, 8:00 PM, 39th Season “Grande Opening Concert”

with Music Director, Robert Longfield and guest conductor, Gary Green

 

Tuesday, December 12, 2017, 8:00 PM, “Holiday Concert”

featuring “The Bells of Saint Andrews” handbell choir

 

Tuesday, March 6, 2018, 8:00 PM, “Spring Spectacular Concert”

with guest conductor, Col. Arnald 0. Gabriel (USAF, Ret.) and guest soloist, Dale Underwood on alto saxophone

 

Tuesday, May 8, 2018, 8:00 PM, “20th Annual Pops Concert”

with guest conductor, Steven Moore

 

Tuesday, June 5, 2018, 8:00 PM, 39th Season “Grande Finale Concert”

with guest conductor, Gary Green

BANYAN BOWL, PINECREST GARDENS CONCERTS

Location: Pinecrest Gardens Banyan Bowl, 11000 Red Road, Pinecrest, Fl 33156

Tickets: $15 Adults, $5 Students (Concert ticket includes admission into the Gardens after 2PM on the date of event)

Sunday, December 17, 2017, 3:00 PM

“FAMILY HOLIDAY CONCERT”

Music celebrating the holiday

season for all!

Sunday, February 18, 2018, 3:00 PM

“Movie Music Magic!” Concert

Music from the big screen – bring your popcorn!

FREE CONCERTS and SPECIAL EVENTS (Locations specified below)

Sunday, April 15, 2018, 4:00PM, 12th Annual Chamber Concert

Solos & small ensembles with GMSB members.

Kendall United Methodist Church, 7600 SW 104th Street, Pinecrest, Fl 33156

Featuring soloists and small ensembles from the Greater Miami Symphonic Band

Wednesday, July 4, 2018, 7:00PM, the City of Coral Gables

“FIREWORKS CELEBRATION!” & CONCERT
Concert at 7:00 pm followed by Fireworks at 9:00 pm

Biltmore Hotel, 1200 Anastasia Ave, Coral Gables, FL 33134

Individual concert tickets are $15 for Adults and $5 Students/Children (over 5+ years) and are available at the box office on the night of the concert, or in advance online HERE.

Cash, check, and all major credit cards accepted. 

All concert dates and guests are subject to change.

The Gusman Concert Subscription Series is made possible with the support of the City of Coral Gables.

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You may purchase Discounted Season Tickets and/or Individual Concert Tickets online using the PayPal OR by mailing a check made payable to the Greater Miami Symphonic Band at:

GMSB
P.O. BOX 16-1233
Miami, FL 33116

If ordered online, you will receive an e-mail confirmation following your order. Should you have any questions, please call the GMSB office at 305-273-SOUSA (7687).

All dates, guest conductors/performers, and prices subject to change.

No Refunds will be offered.

If you lose your tickets, please call us at 305-273-7687.

Orders placed fewer than 10 business days prior to concert date will be held at the Will Call table for pickup on the night of the concert.

Gusman Hall Concert Series tickets are available at the Gusman Concert Hall Box Office on the night of the concert, starting one hour before the performance, or at the GMSB Will Call table located inside the lobby.

Pinecrest Gardens, Banyan Bowl, Concert tickets are available at the GMSB Will Call table located inside Pinecrest Gardens (please note that your ticket purchase includes admission to Pinecrest Gardens after 2PM on the day of the event only).

Cash, check, and credit cards accepted onsite on the day of the events.

All seating is General Admission.  There are no reserved seats for any events.
There will be a $1.00 convenience charge added to each ticket purchased online using a credit card.

MEMBERSHIP

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♫ Membership is open to adult musicians based on the following requirements:

♪  A vacancy exists.

♪  A written application (personnel sheet) is submitted to the Personnel Manager.

♪  A successful audition is completed.

♪  Current membership dues have been paid.

♫ Please send us an e-mail containing your name, phone number, and instrument if you are interested in joining the band.

♫ Dues are currently $70.00 per year, due the first rehearsal in September;   OR, $35.00 per “semester”, due the first rehearsal in September and the first rehearsal in February.

♫ The rehearsal and concert season runs from September through the last concert in July.  Rehearsals will be Tuesday nights from 8:00 P.M. to 10:00 P.M. Earlier starting and later ending times, and additional rehearsals may be scheduled.

♫ Attendance will be taken at every rehearsal (and at the break) and at concerts.  Members are expected to attend all rehearsals, including pre-concert rehearsals, and perform in all concerts.  TURN OFF PHONES AND BEEPERS!

♫ Members shall be dropped from the roster for three consecutive unexcused absences.  Non-attendance at a pre-concert rehearsal and/or non-payment of dues may preclude the member from performing in that concert.  Also, one of the criteria for seating placement is attendance.

Unnecessary and excessive talking during rehearsal will also be grounds for dismissal.

 

♫ If you are not able to attend a rehearsal or concert, please contact the Personnel Manager as soon as possible or at least before 4:00 P.M. on the day of the rehearsal or concert.

 

♫ All members are expected to adhere to concert dress guidelines for Indoor and for Outdoor performances.  Concert dress is determined by the Board of Directors and shall be announced.

♫ Dues-paying members only may take music folders home for practice.  All folders must be returned for the next rehearsal or concert.  If you are unable to attend, you must make arrangements for returning the folder.  Folders are to be returned to the storage box at the end of the rehearsal or concert.  Members are urged to mark parts, but do so in pencil only.

♫ All new members must audition for the audition committee.  The Personnel Manager will announce the time, place, and music selections.  Auditions for current members who wish to be “re-seated”, and for solo positions (if challenged) shall also be heard by the audition committee.  (You must be a member in good standing for one year to audition for a solo position.)

♫ Members are also encouraged to help in other ways.  Please ask the President or a Board member how you can help.  If you have any questions about the Greater Miami Symphonic Band, contact a member of the Board of Directors.

 

ABOUT GMSB 

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Through the years, community bands have been a principal exponent of American musical culture at the grass roots level, playing for social and ceremonial occasions in bandstands, town halls, and auditoriums.  Community bands provide a means for continued musical expression by thousands of talented performers and an important cultural source for audience members.

In 1979, keeping with the spirit of this great American tradition, South Florida based musicians founded the Greater Miami Symphonic Band. The band’s mission was, and continues to be, to provide audiences with high quality symphonic band music, to highlight the diversity of wind band repertoire in performance, and to give regional musicians a gratifying artistic experience.  Concerts often feature guest conductors, composers, and soloist, who travel from around the country to perform with the talented, growing ensemble.

Comprised of a diverse group of community members who volunteer their time and talents to the band, GMSB musicians share a common dedication to the study, performance and support of great music. Public performances at both concert halls and outdoor locations give South Florida residents a connection to the beautiful and wide-ranging symphonic band literature.

Did you play an instrument in high school or college?  Fine musicians are invited to inquire about auditions and placement opportunities. For more information, please contact us at (305) 273-7687 or send us an e-mail here. (click Join). 

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

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Chairman of the Board – Susie Blank Wolfe

President/Business Manager and Personnel Manager – Thom Proctor

Concert Coordinator – Tim Mistele

Fundraising Coordinator – Christine Pascual-Fernandez

Librarian – Gary Heath

Marketing Director – Bruce Alexander

Property Manager – Dexter Dwight

Members at Large – Charles Buscemi, Carmine Parente, Kevin Simon, Susie Blank Wolfe

Secretary – Alan Wolfe

Treasurer – Sue Simpkins

Music Director – Robert Longfield

Conductor – TBD

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Greater Miami Symphonic Band

P.O. Box 16-1233
Miami, FL 33116-1233

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