The Brentwood Concert Band (BCB) will host its inaugural Music and Morsels Benefit on May 18 at Tess’ Community Farm Kitchen.
Carey Hurst, conductor of the BCB, is also president of the Brentwood Music Foundation, the band’s nonprofit support organization. She said the benefit is to raise both funds and awareness for the musical group.
“We are doing this to promote the band,” said Hurst. “We don’t have a consistent rehearsal site ... so we are looking for an audience and support.”
The BCB includes musicians of all ages, and performs at many local community events for the city of Brentwood and other nonprofits.
Travis Martin, percussionist and treasurer, said he and his fellow band members just want to reach out to the community and be a positive force for music in East County.
“We are the right mix in terms of talent and opportunity that came together,” Martin explained. “We perform at many events and bring — at a reasonable cost — music talent that these events would not otherwise have.”
When the BCB was formed by Bruce Stuart in 2005, Brentwood had not had a band since the late 1800s. Hurst said she hopes the community will come out to support their local musicians’ endeavor to bring music to the many events in their area.
The Brentwood Concert Band’s inaugural Music and Morsels Benefit is Saturday, May 18, 6-10 p.m. at Tess’ Community Farm Kitchen, 8091 Balfour Road in Brentwood. Tickets are $65 per person or $450 for a table of eight, and include dinner and a no-host bar.
For more information, call 209-627-5105, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit brentwoodconcertband.com. To purchase tickets, visit communityfarmkitchen.com/event/1st-annual-music-morsels-benefit.