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Farmington Community Band Opens 'Spooktacular' Season

The Oct. 27 free concert at Harrison High features an opportunity for kids to show off their costumes.

The Farmington Community Band opens its 48th season on Oct. 27. Photo credit: Farmington Community Band
The Farmington Community Band opens its 48th season on Oct. 27. Photo credit: Farmington Community Band
The Farmington Community Band opens its 48th season Oct. 27, with “Spooktacular XXVIII”, a Halloween concert for ghosts, goblins and their moms and dads held at Harrison High’s auditorium in Farmington Hills.

The free, 3 p.m. concert includes special treats and an opportunity for kids to show off their Halloween fashions in a costume parade on stage with the band. Special guest hosts include Farmington Public Schools upper elementary and middle school students.

The 2013-2014 season also includes a traditional holiday concert in December, featuring the Community Church of Christ Mass Choir, and a joint concert with the Harrison High School Symphony Band in February.

In April, the band welcomes guest artists and an original composition by jazz composer Kris Johnson, and carrying on a new tradition, the band will perform an outdoor concert in July at Riley Park in downtown Farmington.

Founded in 1966 by Farmington educators Paul and Fern Barber, and based at Harrison High, the Farmington Community Band music organization is comprised of over 100 people participating in a variety of instrumental groups. There is no admission fee for any concert. Membership is open to all adults and qualified high school students may audition.

Check out the full 2013-2014 concert schedule and sign up for the FCB “email news blast” at www.fcbmusic.org.

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