Marquette City Band's 2018 Winter Concert

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MARQUETTE, Mich. (WLUC) - The Marquette City Band's Winter Concert is Sunday February 18 at 3:00p.m.

For the first time in Marquette City Band's history, they are performing in the Forest Roberts Theater on the campus of Northern Michigan University.

"Our music as usual is a, has a wide variety of styles and appeal so, it's just about nobody that it wouldn't, anything from Broadway to Wagner sometimes, it really is something for everyone," President of Marquette City Band's Board of Directors Lantz Whitfield said.

"It's about an hour long, maybe a little longer than an hour so it'll be a great, great way to spend a Sunday afternoon," Marquette City Band Director Doctor Steve Grugin.

The selection of music came naturally to Doctor Grugin after he learned of what venue they would be playing.

"Because we're in a theater here for the first time I thought it would be appropriate to play music that would be performed in a theater," Grugin said. "So we have selections from Wicked, we've got selections from other modern Broadway theater shows, we've got some really light opera music that should be a lot of fun."

The Marquette City Band, founded in 1887, generally plays outdoors in places like the Presque Isle Band Shell, or even at Kaufmann Auditorium.

"We've performed mostly in the summer and the last few years we've taken on some winter and spring concerts," Grugin said.

"This is the first time in a long, probably in our history that we've ever played in Forest Roberts Theater," Whitfield said.

"So we're just really excited for the concert coming up and hope everybody will want to come out and see it," Grugin said.

Admission to the concert is free, but performers say, they are happy to accept donations.

For more information on the concert and tickets, you can visit their website at:

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