Juneau Community Bands is about to put their stamp on Godzilla’s stomp.
Juneau Community Bands’ Taku Winds ensemble is preparing to host its first-ever Halloween Family Concert this coming Saturday afternoon at the Juneau Arts & Culture Center. The concert will feature an array of spooky and fun Halloween-themed songs including “Godzilla Eats Las Vegas,” a live music ridealong of a video depicting, you guessed it, Godzilla eating Las Vegas.
Sarah McNair-Grove, president of the Juneau Community Bands, said Taku Winds has had a blast practicing all the pieces, and said hosting a special Hallowewen themed concert has always been something the band has wanted to do, and are now excited to see it almost here.
“It’s kind of silly, but a lot of fun,” she said. “We’ve had so much fun practicing it — it’s going to be great.”
McNair-Grove said this year’s Taku Winds ensemble is composed of around 35 people that will be playing at the concert, most of which are adult players along with a few high schoolers as well. She said the ensemble is quite a bit bigger than previous years, which she said is great for the type of music they will be playing at the concert Saturday.
McNair-Grove said the event will be a great way for residents to kickstart their Halloween festivities, and get in a spooky spirit., and nourishes people to come in their costumes.
“It’s got great music, it’s a great chance to dress up and wear your Halloween costume and it gives you a chance to see your friends and neighbors on stage showing off their wonderful talents,” McNair-Grove said.
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What: Taku Wind’s Halloween Family Concert
Where: Juneau Arts & Culture Center, 350 Whittier St.
Admission: $5 Students; $15 Seniors; $20 General. $35 Family (parents and children living in the same household) tickets can be purchased online at https://jahc.na.ticketsearch.com/sales/salesevent/14085
When: 3:00 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 29