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Free Concert

Sep 09, 2015 12:31PM ● By Bryan Scott


The Midvale Arts Council will present a free concert featuring the Travis Air Force Base Brass Quintet on Thursday, September 3, 7:30 pm at the Midvale Performing Arts Center, 695 W. Center St.

The United States Air Force Band of the Golden West is stationed in the San Francisco Bay area at Travis Air Force Base, California. The only active duty Air Force band west of the Rockies, they offer seven outstanding performing groups.

One of the cornerstone ensembles of the Band of the Golden West is the Travis Brass Quintet. Travis Brass has been delighting audiences in the Western U.S. for several decades. They are a brass quintet made up of two trumpets, a horn, a trombone and a tuba. Travis brass performs any style of music appropriate to the audience and event. As part of Air Force Public Affairs, they are charged with delivering the Air Force story to communities within our the seven state touring region of California, Oregon, Washington, Idaho, Utah, Nevada and Arizona. Finally as professional musicians, they deliver excellence by providing entertaining, exceptional concerts and wide-ranging educational assistance for music educators and aspiring music students.

 Missoula Children’s Theatre

An audition will be held for the Missoula Children’s Theatre (MCT) production of “Sleeping Beauty” Monday, September 14 at the Midvale Performing Arts Center, 695 W. Center St., from 4-6p.m. All those auditioning should arrive at 4p.m. and plan to stay for the full two hours. Some of the cast members will be asked to stay for a rehearsal immediately following the audition. 

Among the roles to be cast are Sleeping Beauty; Scarella; Madame Butterfly; the King; the Queen; Spot; Fairies; Trolls; Palace Attendants; and Caterpillars. Students grades kindergarten through 12th grade, are encouraged to audition. No advance preparation is necessary. Assistant d  irectors will also be cast to aid in rehearsals throughout the week, and to take on essential backstage responsibilities. 

The Missoula Children’s Theatre touring productions are complete with costumes, scenery, props and makeup. The MCT Tour Actor/Directors will conduct rehearsals throughout the week from 4-8p.m. each day. “Sleeping Beauty” will be presented on Saturday, September 19 at the Midvale Performing Arts Center at 3p.m. and 7:30 pm. The Missoula Children’s Theatre residency in Midvale is brought to you by the Midvale Arts Council, Larry H. Miller Charities, and the Sorenson Legacy Foundation with support from Midvale City, Salt Lake County ZAP Program and the Utah Division of Arts & Museums. For more information, visit “Sleeping Beauty” –a Rock ‘n Roll Fable for the ages. This is definitely no sleeper!