Northeastern Arts Network Season Finale March 11

Enjoy a fantastic night of music on Friday, March 11. John Roberts Y Pan Blanco is an original sound ensemble that is designed to make the audience move. They are melding high energy, danceable Funk, African and Salsa grooves with blistering instrumental solos, all aimed at sharing musical diversity with the audience. With an incredibly energetic band of high-level musicians, John Roberts brings many years of national and international touring, recording and performing experiences to this family-friendly band.

John Roberts began playing the piano at the age of 5 while living on an isolated ranch in southeastern Montana. From age 11-18, in Malta, MT, he was in band and choir in the Malta, MT schools.  After graduating in 1996 from Montana State University-Billings with a BA in Music Performance, John moved to Los Angeles to earn his Master of Fine Arts in Western Orchestral Performance from California Institute of the Arts.

Feeling equally comfortable in orchestral and commercial music realms, he has performed in all 50 of the United States and around the world, including; Mexico, South America, Israel, Cuba, India, Asia, Europe, the Caribbean, Australia and Africa.

Roberts is currently a Professor of Low Brass, MSU Billings. He is active in the Montana and Los Angeles performing and studio scenes as a bandleader, studio musician and composer/arranger. 

This concert will be held at the MonDak Heritage Center at 7 p.m. Tickets can be purchased at the door $15/Adult, $13/Sr, and $10/student. For more information contact Leann/MonDak Heritage Center at 406-433-3500, Jill Wagner 406-489-4304, or Candy Markwald 406-488-4155.

The Big Sky Series is made possible in part by the Montana Performing Arts Consortium Presenter Development Program which is supported by grants from the National Endowment for the Arts, Montana Arts Council, legislative grant from Montana's Cultural Trust, and WESTAF.


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