From a Glassmen press release: The impressive sounds of brass and percussion will fill the air and raise the roof as the Glassmen join with the Valentine Theatre of Toledo, Ohio, to co-present a thrilling performance this Sunday, May 22, 2005 at 3 p.m. The concert, an annual benefit for members of the Valentine Theatre, is also open to the public. This will be the Glassmen's first performance at the historic Valentine Theatre in downtown Toledo. In the midst of "move-ins" this weekend (prior to three weeks of spring training), the corps will have their final dress rehearsal in the theatre Saturday, before the Sunday matinee performance. The show -- an exclusive Glassmen performance -- will consist of some old favorites as well as highlights from the upcoming 2005 summer production, and even a few surprises. One thing they can guarantee - it will be loud! Beth Schindel, director of marketing and promotions for the Glassmen, is excited about their collaboration with the theatre. "It's important for the corps to participate within the local arts community, as well as reach out across the country to all the drum corps fans. You have to remember where your home base is -- and to give back to the community," Schindel said. Busily preparing for their 44th summer season, the Glassmen have been especially active in the Toledo area these last few years, celebrating their upcoming 11th Annual All-Star Review competition at the University of Toledo, the annual favorite Point Place Memorial Day Parade, last year's sold-out Toledo Symphony concert revival collaboration of the rousing finale of Respighi's "Pines of Rome," as well as join projects with the Lima and Rochester Hills symphonies, and Maumee High School. Other special performances include the Toledo Zoo "Music Under the Stars" series, and the new Glassmen "Entertrainment" educational clinic series, presented locally and nationally for students and music educators. The 108-year-old Valentine Theatre is a 901-seat facility operated by the Toledo Cultural Arts Center, Inc. The recently renovated great stage and legendary proscenium are beautifully appointed in warm reds, browns, cream and gold and manages to evoke the lost Victorian splendor within a completely modern, up-to-date performance hall. In just the five years since the renovation, the theatre has presented 400 national, international, and local diverse shows including musicals, dance, popular music and jazz. Tickets are still available for this one-time only Glassmen performance. For more information, visit the Glassmen Web site.
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