BROAD STAGE — Santa Monica College’s Emeritus College Concert Band will be hosting a free concert this Saturday, Feb. 8, at the Broad Stage that will feature show tune favorites, as well as a Sousa march.

“Free concerts at the Broad are almost non-existent, so this is a wonderful opportunity to enjoy a Saturday afternoon of good, old-fashioned band music,” said Craig Peterson, who plays trumpet in the band. “The Seattle Seahawks may have their Pete Carroll, but we have Mike Corrigan, our director, who is every bit as important to us.  Mike is an expert at making us better musicians and getting the best possible performance out of us. We do love our director.”

Guests will be treated to tunes like “A Tribute to Harold Arlen,” and songs from “Les Miserables,” and “My Fair Lady.”

The Broad Stage is located at 1310 11th St. in Santa Monica. Admission and parking are free. The show starts at noon.

The band traces its beginning at the Venice Adult School in 1968. It joined SMC’s Emeritus College in 1979.  

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