HANNIBAL, Mo. — The Hannibal Concert Association kicks off its 2021-22 concert season at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 24 with the Route 66 Jazz Orchestra at the Roland Fine Arts Center on the Hannibal-LaGrange University campus.
The Route 66 Jazz Orchestra is a 20-piece jazz band dedicated to the preservation and promotion of “Big Band” jazz through performance, education and community involvement. Founded in 1969, the group continues to act as jazz ambassadors for St. Louis.
HCA has brought a variety of world-class performances to the Hannibal area since 1945. The upcoming season includes a variety of musical styles and acts.
Masters of Soul will bring the Motown sound at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 18 to Calvary Baptist Church. The dynamic and dynamite tribute to the best music of Motown features three female singers, three male singers and an instrumental quartet.
Fountain City Brass Band, the 2019 North American Brass Band Champions, returns to Hannibal for a holiday concert at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 17 at the Roland Fine Arts Center. FCBB, a 30-piece brass and percussion ensemble from Kansas City, has won six U.S. Open Brass Band Championships and four North American Brass Band Championships. It became the first American band ever, and the first non-UK band in more than 50 years, to win a major brass band competition on UK soil at the Scottish Open Brass Band Championships.
The Everly Set will perform on 7:30 p.m. January 30 at the Roland Fine Arts Center. Sean Altman and rocker Jack Skuller bring the Everly’s sparkling hits to life. An affectionate humor and deep appreciation of their music and the brothers Everly are abundant and the basis of The Everly Set.
Finishing the HCA season at 7:30 p.m. May 5 is jazz, fusion and swing group Dawn Weber’s Jazz Garden. Weber started playing the trumpet at age 11. At the age of 16, she found a performing arts high school, the North Carolina School of the Arts in Winston-Salem, N.C., got on a greyhound bus and left her home to be trained to be a professional trumpet player. After high school, she studied at the Cleveland Institute of Music. Jazz Garden offers traditional jazz, straight ahead jazz, swing, funk jazz, soul jazz and fusion.
Both season and single ticket sales will be available before the concerts (doors open at 6:30 p.m.) or may be bought online. Single tickets are $25 for adults and $5 for students. Season tickets are available for $65 per person. or $125 for couples/parent(s) with children. Patron memberships also are available. HCA season ticket holders also benefit from free/discounted admission to performances of the Keokuk Concert Association and Quincy Civic Music Association.
For more information about the Hannibal Concert Association’s concert season, contact HCA President Sara Anton North at 573-221-0822 or email@example.com.
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