On June 26th, the Fountain City Brass Band (25 members) will present an evening of light classics, show and patriotic tunes “under the stars” on the Missouri Southern State University Oval (in front of Billingsly Student Center). This annual event is a fun evening for all ages. Bring your own seating and have a picnic on the grounds before the concert (grounds open at 6pm). Door prizes will be given away at intermission and there will be lolliPoPs for everyone! In addition, plein air artists will be creating artwork on the grounds during the concert. These works will be auctioned off at a Pro Musica concert next fall. In case of rain the concert will be held in the Ballroom, Billingsly Hall.
The Fountain City Brass Band, founded in 2002, is a volunteer musical ensemble based in the greater Kansas City area. The band is committed to a mission of cultural enrichment through the presentation of concerts that are both entertaining and educational. Since their first competition in 2004 the Fountain City Brass Band has won four U.S. Open Brass Band Championships and four North American Brass Band Championships. In November of 2009 the Fountain City Brass Band, became the first American band ever, and the first non-UK band in over fifty years, to win a major brass band competition on UK soil at the Scottish Open Brass Band Championships.
Tickets: $10 for adults, children 12 and under free. Tickets available (check or cash only) after June 1st at All Things Grand, Carthage; Cleo’s Picture Framing, 6th & Virginia, Joplin; Ernie Williamson Music, 925 S Range Line, Joplin; SMB branches in Joplin, Carthage and Neosho; the Pro Musica Office, 402 S Main St, Suite 502 (call 625-1822 first). Tickets will also be available at the gate the evening of the concert (check or cash only).
Read the latest edition of the Joplin Regional Business Journal yet? Our Community Arts Director, Emily Frankoski, contributed an opinion column all about Joplin’s cultural capacity and Connect2Culture’s mission to expand that capacity.
Communities that invest in arts and culture get paid back tenfold in the creation of jobs, economic growth, and a quality of life that positions those communities to compete in our 21st century economy.”
Curious? Pick up a copy today or read it here: https://jrbj.biz
Joplin’s Murphysburg Residential District has officially been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the National Park Service! Congratulations to all who have worked tirelessly over the years to make this a reality! This National Register listing will help the historical district further preserve and renovate buildings within the district through tax credits. Onward and upward!
Stained Glass Theatre has been busy! They…
- recently moved into their new, post-tornado home on Annie Baxter Street,
- just received a $13,285 grant from the Community Foundation of Southwest Missouri to continue renovations at their new theatre,
- released the 2015–2016 schedule, and
- are preparing for the next production of Cheaper by the Dozen,
Details about Cheaper by the Dozen:
Opening night will be June 11 and will run through June 28. Evening performances will be at 7pm and Sunday Matinees at 2:30pm. Seating is General Admission and tickets may be purchased exclusively at the door. Tickets are $8 for adults and $5 for children.