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The Rodney Mack Philadelphia Big Brass concert starts at 7:30 p.m. today at the Corn Palace. Tickets are $25, and are available at the Corn Palace at 995-8430 or at the door. (Publicity image)

Big brass brings big band

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Big brass brings big band
Mitchell South Dakota 120 South Lawler 57301

After cowboys, surfer boys and fiddlers, it's time for some brass.

That's just what the Rodney Mack Philadelphia Big Brass will bring to the Corn Palace tonight, as the final show in the 2013-14 Mitchell Area Concert Series.

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Described as a "dream team" of virtuoso brass players, the group's press materials say it is "dedicated to bringing the joyous experience of great music to a wide range of audiences."

Members of the group have performed with instrumental groups like the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, Philadelphia Orchestra, Baltimore Symphony and Boston Brass. Program highlights a tribute to Big Band-era star Harry James, the "William Tell Overture," and musical selections from Elvis Presley, Earth Wind and Fire and jazz pioneer Duke Ellington.

The show starts at 7:30 p.m. at the Palace. Tickets are $25, and available at the Corn Palace at 995-8430 or at the door.

Mitchell Area Concert Association Executive Director Jim Blades said he's pleased with how this year's concert series went, and has high hopes for the next one as well.

"We've had a very good season," Blades said. "The customers keep telling us it was a good set of shows. We had an awful lot of people attend."

Blades said those interested can purchase next year's season memberships by calling him at 996-5081 or at the Corn Palace tonight. A season membership is $50 for adults or $20 for students. Family memberships are $100; there are also contributing memberships, which range from $125 to $1,000.

If you go: The Rodney Mack Philadelphia Big Brass concert starts at 7:30 p.m. at the Corn Palace. Tickets are $25, and are available at the Corn Palace at 995-8430 or at the door.

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