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This page contains information about current season MCSB Concerts 

Our concert seasons run from August each year through May of the following year

The 2016-2017 Season
Upcoming Concert Repertoire (On another page)
Our Concert History (On another page)
Concert Hosting / Venue Guidelines (Below)

CONCERT LOCATION: ALL of our principal concert series start at The Time Indicated below (all at 3 PM this season) at Christ United Methodist Church in Jackson. Click here for a map.

THE 2016-2017 CONCERT SEASON:

Here is our concert schedule for the current season. All concerts are at Christ UMC.

TYPE CONCERT Date & Time Additional Info
Regular INDOOR

Aug 20, 2016, 3PM

 
Regular INDOOR Oct 8, 2016, 3PM
 
Christmas Concert Dec 18, 2016, 3PM (Sunday)
Regular INDOOR March 4, 2017, 3PM  
12th Birthday Concert May 21, 2017, 3PM (Sunday)


Christ UMC - Christ United Methodist Church, 6000 Old Canton Rd., Jackson, MS

 
THE 2017-2018 CONCERT SEASON (Tentative!):

Here is our concert schedule for the upcoming season. All concerts are at Christ UMC.

TYPE CONCERT Date & Time Additional Info
Regular INDOOR

Aug 19, 2017, 3PM

Reh Fri Eve possible
Regular INDOOR Oct 7, 2017, 3PM
Reh Fri Eve possible
Christmas Concert Dec 17, 2017, 3PM (Sunday - requesting Sat)
Regular INDOOR March 3, 2018, 3PM Reh Fri Eve possible
12th Birthday Concert May 20, 2018, 3PM (Sunday - requesting Sat)


Christ UMC - Christ United Methodist Church, 6000 Old Canton Rd., Jackson, MS

 

CONCERT VENUE GUIDELINES:

WANT TO HOST AN MCSB CONCERT? We have certain specifications we need for places and events where we will be asked to play a concert. These are not hard-and-fast absolutes, but things we need so we can do the very best job. They are

  • A stage (or other performance area) large enough to accommodate at least 85 musicians (people, chairs, and music stands) and the percussion equipment.
  • A secure area where we can store instrument cases and other items we don't take into the performance area, such as ladies' purses, equipment boxes, and music storage boxes.
  • Easy access to move equipment between the transport vehicles and the performance stage.
  • At least 85 chairs for the performers.
  • Sufficient lighting for the performers to see their music
  • Audience seating for a minimum of 300 attendees
  • Venues must either pay us an honorarium (or find a sponsor to do so) or allow us to solicit for donations. Amount to be negotiated with the Board of Directors. 

Also, nice-to-have items include

  • Music stands for the performers, the more the better. Up to 85. We can bring some, but we don't have that many; and transporting them is a major inconvenience, so if you already have them, it will make it much easier on us.
  • Stand lights on the music stands, or PLENTY of light in the venue. Many of our players are older and need more light.
  • A conductor's podium and music stand
  • A Public Address system with microphones for the narrator, conductor, and any soloists, and a speaker system sufficient to carry these individuals to the audience.
  • A meet-the-musicians reception after the concert
  • Proper sound-reflection bandshell panels behind the band
  • Helpers to set up and remove equipment before and after the concert