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MarchFourth Marching Band comes to Beaver Creek Sunday

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Aside from the marching band themed costumes, as well as the five-piece percussion corps and seven-part brass section, MarchFourth Marching Band is far from a “marching band” in any traditional sense.
Suzy Perler | Special to the Daily |

If you go ...

What: MarchFourth marching band.

Where: The Vilar Performing Arts Center, Beaver Creek.

When: 7:30 p.m. Sunday.

Cost: $26 in advance, and $30 day of show.

More information: Details and tickets available at http://www.vilarpac.org, by phone at 970-845-TIXS (8497), or at the VPAC box office in Beaver Creek.

BEAVER CREEK — Affectionately referred to as “M4” by its true fans, MarchFourth Marching Band brings its 20-person ensemble to the Vilar Performing Arts Center on Sunday, incorporating visual entertainment with highly instrumental, fusion-style jazz. After the group came together to kick off a Mardi Gras celebration in its hometown (on March 4, stemming its name), the group said there was no turning back. Since its debut, the crew has created traditional marching music with a more mainstream flair.

The group includes percussion sections, brass sections including saxophones, trombones and trumpets, and guitar solos all anchored by an electric bass. Drawing global inspiration — from Eastern European gypsy brass, samba, funk, afro-beat, rock and jazz — M4 melds together a diverse package of sound.

The not-so-traditional marching band has been named “poster child for ‘party of the year’” by critics. M4 echoes the classic grooves of American funk, rock and jazz, while introducing more theatrical acts of fire-dancing stilt walkers, costumed fire-eaters, flag twirlers, Vaudeville dancers, clowns and acrobats.


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