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Monday, December 8, 2014

A Big Brassy Night to Remember

It was only a one-day event; but for 15 Mansfield ISD high school students, the memory will last a lifetime.

A Big Brassy Christmas was a night of musical fun performed by the brass section of the Dallas Symphony Orchestra featuring some of the finest band students in the district.

“It was a chance to integrate students into a professional musical program. Dallas Symphony Orchestra has several world-class players, and it’s a phenomenal opportunity for the kids,” said Dr. Russ Sanders, Fine Arts Director for MISD. “The students had one day of true rehearsal, which is a testament to the quality of the students in our district.”

This is the third year the MISD Education Foundation has held the fundraiser concert, but the first year students were asked to be part of the performance.

More than 1,000 people were estimated to have been in attendance for the Sunday night event. The foundation’s director, Linda Bacsik, said she couldn’t be happier with the turnout.

“I’m thrilled. All the comments I heard were positive. Everything went beautifully, and The Center did a phenomenal job facilitating the event.”

Dr. Sanders said the students who performed in the concert will all likely begin the process to be part of All-State band, which begins tonight. He said he has no doubt they will be successful.