On April 27, 2017 the Maryville College community concert band, better known as MC3, will be presenting their spring concert entitled “Cubed.” Under the direction of Dr. Eric Simpson, the band will perform “Lights Out” by Alex Shapiro; “The Beethoven Machine” by Michael Colgrass; “Foundry” by John Mackey; “Ave Maria” by Franz Biebl; “Sang!” by Dana Wilson; and “The Machine Awakes” by Steven Bryant.
During the spring performance, the MC3 Band will be trying out a new musical identity.
“The typical experience audience members receive from a band concert is one of lyrical music,” said member Allison Franklin. “This concert, however, will provide a more modern experience.”
Visual stimulation is a key focus within “Cubed.” Audience members can expect LEDs, Rave Music, lighting effects, performers playing in the audience and so much more. There will also be light tricks with geometric shapes that are synchronized to electronic beats. This concert will be the “band concert 2.0” experience. Like a cube in itself, “Cubed” is aspiring to create a multi-dimensional concert experience.
The MC3Band serves a dual purpose: to provide a means of artistic expression for all of its members (community and student) within the wind band medium, and to provide MC students with the opportunity to perform and learn within a large ensemble setting.
Band members include educators, college professors, MC students and working musicians. The concert will be held in the Nutt Theatre at the Clayton Center of the Arts and is free and open to the public.