The Pensacola Civic Band opens its 48th season with “Sketches of Spain,” featuring the world-renowned Boston Brass. The performance takes place on November 9, 2019 at the Pensacola Saenger Theatre and begins at 7:30pm. Under the direction of Don Snowden, the Pensacola Civic Band will perform music that will ignite the senses to all that Spain has to offer. The music of Spain has a long history. It has played an important role in the development of Western music and has greatly influenced Latin American music. When one thinks of Spanish music, many images and sounds come to mind; beautifully adorned flamenco dancers, running with the bulls, and bands with the signature trumpet vibrato! Boston Brass consists of Jeff Conner and Jose Sibaja on Trumpet, Chris Castellanos on French Horn, Domingo Pagliuca on Trombone, and William Russell on Tuba. For 31 years, Boston Brass has set out to establish a one-of-a-kind musical experience. Performing exciting classical arrangements to burning jazz standards, Boston Brass treats audiences to a unique brand of entertainment captivating all ages. The ensemble’s lively repartee, touched with humor and personality, attempts to bridge the ocean of classical formality to delight audiences in an evening of great music and boisterous fun. The philosophy of Boston Brass is to provide audiences with a wide selection of musical styles in unique arrangements, provided in a friendly and fun atmosphere. In partnership with Pensacola State College, and as a part of the Pensacola Civic Band’s ongoing educational efforts, the members of the Boston Brass will lead a Master Class on Saturday, November 9th at 10a.m. at the Pensacola State College Ashmore Auditorium. Participants will learn tips and tricks to playing various brass instruments in both solo and ensemble settings. Additionally, Jeff Connor will present a special clinic on Thursday November 7 at 4 pm at Pensacola State College about musical entrepreneurship. Both of these educational opportunities will assist upcoming musicians in their future endeavors AND ARE FREE. Tickets for the concert are $10 and are available at the Pensacola Saenger Theatre box office (850-595-3880) or online at ticketsmaster.com. For more information, visit www.pensacolacivicband.org or call 850-484-1847.