Venue Details

Carpenter Performing Arts Center, CSULB
6200 Atherton Street Long Beach, CA 90815
562-985-7000
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4.8 / 5 Rated by 9 members
Review from Rebecca Low
54 events 21 reviews

Great fun! Very creative group, jazzy plus stiltwalkers and fire eaters!? My Mom wished she had earplugs along but loudness was part of their theme. We previewed at their website.

reviewed Jan 28 2012 report as inappropriate
Review from Penny Rice
23 events 12 reviews

Lively, unique, entertaining and FUN

reviewed Jan 28 2012 report as inappropriate
Review from Kathy S
42 events 8 reviews

We had a great time at the March Fourth event. We weren't quite sure what to expect, stilt walkers, hula hoop girl AND a rockin' band! What a combination! Everyone had a great time though, something for everyone. We liked them so much that we...continued

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Quotes & Highlights

Check out music, video and more on MarchFourth Marching Band’s website
The kind of spectacle that deserves the word awesome. —Atlanta Journal Constitution

Description

MarchFourth Marching Band (M4 to its fans) is a kaleidoscope of musical and visual energy that inspires dancing in an atmosphere of celebration. Aside from their marching band themed costumes, as well as the 5-piece percussion corps and 7-part brass section, M4 is far from a “marching band” in any traditional sense (though this group of about 20 has been known to parade down Main Street before taking the stage). M4 is anchored by funky electric bass and has been evolving into a more guitar- and vocal-driven musical experience. The show will take you on a journey from the swamps of Louisiana to the gypsy camps of eastern Europe to the African jungle by way of Brazil, echoing the deepest grooves of American funk, rock, and jazz then boiling it all together in cinematic fashion with high-stepping stilt-acrobatics and dazzling dancers. This genre-busting, in-your-face experience is not to be missed! What began as a Fat Tuesday party in Portland, Oregon, on March 4th 2003, has since become one of the nation’s best live touring acts.

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