Celebrate summer with the BBBC's upcoming events!
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Behind the Brass
John R. Beck

Join us on Wednesday, July 12, 2017, from 12:00 to 1:00 p.m. in the Valentine Room at the Kool Family Center in downtown Battle Creek for another great opportunity to learn about what happens backstage at a Brass Band of Battle Creek concert and the programs the BBBC offers to students from kindergarten to twelfth grade!  Lunch is provided!  

In addition, percussionist John R. Beck joins us at this event LIVE via FaceTime!  John has been a member of the artist-faculty at the University of North Carolina School of the Arts since 1998. He is a percussionist with the Winston-Salem and Greensboro symphony orchestras, Brass Band of Battle Creek, and the Philidor Percussion Group, and the Forecast Music contemporary ensemble. Beck served previously on the faculties of the universities of Utah, Colorado, Nevada, Florida State, and UNC-Greensboro. A former member of the United States Marine Band, Beck performed regularly with the National and Baltimore symphonies, Washington and Baltimore operas, and the Theater Chamber Players of the Kennedy Center. He has toured the United States as a xylophone soloist with the Marine Band, Jack Daniel’s Silver Cornet Band, Brass Band of Battle Creek, and the New Sousa Band. While living in Washington, D.C., he recorded and performed commercial music on drum set and percussion with touring Broadway shows, jazz and “Top 40” bands.

Seating is limited for this unique opportunity to spend some time with John AND learn more about the BBBC! Call the BBBC business office today at
269-789-2222 to reserve your seat!  Reservations are required for this event and must be made by Monday, July 10th at noon.  This event is free and lunch is provided.  To find out more about this event and other upcoming “Behind the Brass” events visit 

Coming up next...."Behind the Brass" with Stacy Baker on August 9th

Musician Stacy Baker will join us LIVE via FaceTime as she prepares to travel to Michigan for the Falcone International Tuba and Euphonium Festival 

Saturday, August 12,  2017
6:30 p.m.

Sherman Lake YMCA Camp, Kellogg Hall
6225 N 39th St, Augusta, MI  49012

Free.  Fun.  For Friends.
Our goal is to get music lovers together for a free night out!  Enjoy dinner in the beautiful Kellogg Hall while hearing about the BBBC's programs, testimonials from student musicians, and a surprise guest!

Please RSVP to Shannon at 269 789-2222
by Friday, July 21, 4:00 p.m.

You must RSVP to attend the dinner and program, no walk-ups please

 **There is no charge to attend this event. Please know a monetary ask will be made during the evening.  There is no obligation to give, we just want you to know we will be asking.  

BBBC's Youth Brass Band 
FREE Community Concert
Saturday, August 12th, 2017
8:00 p.m.


Please join us for the Brass Band of Battle Creek's Youth Brass Band concert on Saturday, August 12th at the Sherman Lake YMCA Performance Shell!  This approximately one hour "brass-on-the-grass" concert begins at 8:00 p.m.

The concert features our incredibly talented Youth Brass Band, who will be joined by a few of your favorite BBBC musicians, all under the direction of Ed Zentera and our resident conductor, Michael J. Garasi! 

This is going to be an event you won't want to miss!!

Bring your favorite comfy lawn chair or blanket and join us for the most wonderful event of the summer.  We look forward to seeing you there!

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