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Coronado Community Band Concert SeriesNovember 2, 2017 - March 22, 2018
FREE ADMISSION! MARCH 22 CONCERT BEGINS AT 6:30 PM IN THE CORONADO PERFORMING ARTS CENTER, MAIN STAGE THEATRE.
FOR MARCH 22 PERFORMANCE:
Come celebrate “Music In Our Schools Month” with a free concert this Thursday evening at 6:30 pm in the Coronado Performing Arts Center at 6th St and D Ave. Coronado School Bands under the direction of Matt Heinecke, together with the Coronado Community Band (director Fred Lee), will perform several popular band favorites. Classical Gas by Mason Williams will feature Matt Heinecke on guitar. Other numbers include a rousing march and selections from Leonard Bernstein's “West Side Story.”
With more than 20 years of professional experience as an accomplished singer and guitarist, Heinecke began his musical career performing in Coronado coffee shops during high school. He attended Coronado schools since the 4th grade, and is an alumni of the first Coronado School of the Arts (CoSA) graduating class in 1998 (confirm year with Matt). He studied classical and jazz guitar and voice at USC, and developed his unique style of guitar playing, drawing influence from folk, classic rock, jazz, country, and bluegrass. He went on to obtain his Masters in Music.
Heinecke began teaching music in the Coronado schools in 2007, first as Instrumental Music Director for CoSA, later as Music Director for the Coronado High School and Middle School bands, and, most recently as director of Beginning Band at Coronado’s elementary schools. Heinecke was honored with the “Bob Watson, Service Above Self Award” by the Coronado Rotary Club for his work creating a comprehensive music program for the Coronado School District for elementary, middle school, high school and CoSA students. Heinecke believes that students who are given the opportunity to learn music and play an instrument at a young age will carry that gift and passion for music throughout their lives.
This concert is free and is sure to be a fun evening of popular music. Come enjoy live music in our community, and support music education in our schools. More information is at www.cosasandiego.com.