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 www.bbbc.net.