The Marine Forces Reserve Band.
Part of weekend full of Fall Into Dearborn activities
DEARBORN, Mich. – The public is invited to enjoy a free patriotic concert presented by one of America’s elite military musical units, the United States Marine Forces Reserve Band – New Orleans.
The free concert will take place at 3 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 4, in the Michael A. Guido Theater of Dearborn’s Ford Community & Performing Arts Center (15801 Michigan Avenue, corner of Greenfield).
The Marine Forces Reserve Band performed as the featured band during Dearborn’s 2005 Memorial Day Parade and remembrance ceremony.
There’s no cost for tickets to the Oct. 4 concert, but you must have a ticket in order to attend. Tickets are available on a first-come, first-served basis from The Center’s box office.
The box office is open from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday, or you can call it to reserve tickets at 313.943.2354. (It is strongly recommended to secure your tickets early.)
The concert will be one of a multitude of fun, family-friendly activities happening during the City’s annual Fall Into Dearborn festival, taking place Friday-Sunday, Oct. 2-4, at locations across town. For complete details on Fall Into Dearborn, visit www.cityofdearborn.org.
The United States Marine Forces Reserve Band – New Orleans was established October 1, 1978. The unit comprises active duty Marines stationed at the Naval Support Activity Base in New Orleans.
Each year the musicians of the band travel throughout the United States, performing more than 250 concerts, parades, and ceremonies, and entertaining more than six million people.
The band is composed of a ceremonial and concert band, jazz combo, and brass and woodwind quintets. It has performed at many major events, such as: the Texas State Fair; the Fiesta Days celebration in San Antonio; Flag Day celebrations in Troy, N.Y.; the Fourth of July celebration under the arch in St. Louis; and the 2006 Tournament of Roses Parade in Pasadena, Ca. The band also performs annually in New Orleans Mardi Gras balls and parades.
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MEDIA CONTACT: Mary Laundroche or Randy Coble, at (313) 943-2285
marine forces reserve band free concert, sept 2009