Gerald Ricke, Director of Bands
address: 18725 Bates Avenue, Eustis, FL 32736
phone: 352-357-6220

Sunday, October 27, 2013

The Eustis Middle School Mustang Band invites you on November 14, 2013 to their annual Winter Concert

The Eustis Middle School Mustang Band invites you on November 14, 2013 to their annual Winter Concert held at The First Baptist Church located at 3551 Orange Avenue in Eustis, Florida. This is a completely free community event. Seating starts at 6:30. Concert is at 7:00 p.m. This band is under the direction of Mr. Gerry Ricke.
It includes the award winning Mustang Concert Bands, Steel Drum Band and Jazz Band. The Eustis Mustang Music Association will have a basket drawing and a 50/50 cash drawing at the door in hopes of helping the band program reach the large cost of operation this year.
There are approximately 130 students in the band program. All these children rehearse at school, practice at night, come in before school for extra music studies and interact with the high school band members through a mentor program where the students from Eustis High School
comes in and mentors the middle school band. Working with peers is a positive way to learn and proves that the band programs attract some of the best role models in our schools. Another part of The Mustang Caring For School And Community Program brings the middle school children into the elementary schools, inspiring our local youth and letting them know that learning music notation makes learning easier.

The programs goal is also to reach out to local students who may need a small amount of inspiration in order for them to want to attend school each day. This is something that is proven in many scientific studies. A study in Scientific Daily notes the neurological connections made while listening and learning music. We would love for you to attend this concert and see for yourself! This is a great group of 6th - 8th graders playing wonderful music that has a long history. Jazz has roots in America dating back to slavery days when African-Americans of the plantations in the south made a style of music up, making its way to Louisiana by 1910 and the steel drum has been noted to have been used in the 16th century.

If you would like more information on the concert, band sponsorship or the Mustang Band Program Contact Cherrice Purvee The Eustis Mustang Music Association President at Or call the director, Mr. Gerald Ricke at 352-357-6220

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