The Globe-Miami Community Concert Association announces its 2017/2018 season of professional music performances for the entire community to enjoy. This year GMCCA is bringing six performing groups, ranging from an oldies tribute band to a classical Christmas concert.
Concerts take place at Miami High or High Desert Middle School and are a great opportunity for a low-cost, enjoyable evening out. This year’s performers and dates are:
October 10: Southwest Surfers is a tribute to the Beach Boys, Jan and Dean, Frankie Valli, Elvis, and the memorable songs from the 50s, 60s, and 70s. Break out your Hawaiian shirts and bleeding madras! 7 p.m. at High Desert Middle School.
November 7: We3 was named in tribute to the Ink Spots’ song and is composed of a pianist, a violinist, and a vocalist—who happens to be the daughter of the lead tenor for the Ink Spots! The trio will perform a variety of jazz, swing, blues, standards, pop, and R&B. 7 p.m. at Miami High School.
December 6: Nathan Pacheco, our holiday concert performer, is a classically trained tenor who has a passion for reaching out and uplifting people through music. He has toured internationally and recorded with Yanni and David Archuleta. 7 p.m. at Miami High School.
March 3: Run Boy Run is a Telluride Bluegrass Festival Band Contest winner and Prairie Home Companion guest. The band’s unique sound truly exceeds the sum of its parts, with an old-time core touched with classical, jazz, and folk. 7 p.m. at High Desert Middle School.
March 27: new|odyssey is a combination of fun, audience interaction, offbeat light humor, careful arrangements, and an all-age appeal with music spanning five decades. The band performs on 30 different musical instruments, including a pocket trumpet, accordion, sousaphone, melodica, banjo, and bass trumpet—plus the amazing electronic percussion jumpsuit! 7 p.m. at High Desert Middle School.
April 17: Jared Pierce is one of Utah’s rising generation of entertainers, an engaging and versatile pianist and collaborator. His performances have taken him to Spain, Portugal, Brazil, and throughout the United States. You can visit his Facebook page for a charming introduction to his music, where his two young sons interrupt while he is practicing. 7 p.m. at Miami High School.
Tickets are sold for the entire season, and they run $40 for adults, $10 for students, $90 for a family, and $50 for a single-parent family, for all six concerts. Members can bring out-of-town visitors to the concerts, and if a member can’t attend a concert, the tickets can be given to someone else to use.
Normally, music lovers would have to drive at least to Phoenix or Tucson—or even out of state—to see the caliber of performers that GMCCA provides, and pay four or five times as much. GMCCA wants everyone to be able to attend and is able to provide tickets at low cost thanks to generous donations from GMCCA members and local businesses, along with grants, including from the United Fund of Globe-Miami. GMCCA is a non-profit membership organization.
GMCCA has reciprocity arrangements in Snowflake, St. Johns, and Bullhead City in Arizona, plus Silver City and Gallup in New Mexico and Delta-Montrose and Grand Junction, Colorado. This means that members can present their membership card at any of the community concerts in these locations and have free admission.
Sue Jones, GMCCA’s president, says, “GMCCA is undoubtedly the best music deal in the state of Arizona—or maybe even the country!”
To become a member for the 2017/2018 season, mail a check payable to GMCCA to Globe-Miami Community Concert Association, P.O. Box 1222, Claypool, AZ 85532, or visit the White Porch or the Cobre Valley Community Medical Center information desk. For more information, call Peggy at (928) 812-1696 or Sue at (928) 425-9236, or email firstname.lastname@example.org. GMCCA is on Facebook at www.facebook.com/globemiamiconcerts/.