News Release

Bring Mom to an Afternoon of Music at Santa Ana College this Mothers Day

​Santa Ana, Calif. - Santa Ana College’s (SAC) Concert Band directed by Assistant Professor Michael Briones and Chamber Orchestra conducted by faculty member Beata Gilbert will perform at the college’s Phillips Hall Theater on May 13.

The ensemble will play a series of rock classics and music of the 1970s in a bill full of familiar, popular songs. The set list will also include “Remember Me” from Disney’s Academy Award-winning animated film “Coco” as well as much from Mozart, Bach and the HBO hit series “Game of Thrones.” The Mother’s Day performance additionally contains a violin soloist playing “Blue Rhythmico,” a fast-paced piece full of vibrant energy and blues turns.

Santa Ana College’s Concert Band and Chamber Orchestra

A Mother’s Day performance of songs to include rock, classical and instrumental

Sunday, May 13, 2:30 p.m.

Phillips Hall Theater, 1530 W. 17th St., Santa Ana, 92706

$9.99 general, $7.99 students with ID, $5 children 5-14 available at

Available in Lot 6 off Bristol Street. A parking permit, $2, can be purchased at one of two permit dispensers in the lot.

SAC’s Chamber Orchestra and Concert Band consists of SAC faculty, music majors and community members. All students are encouraged to join the ensemble.

About Beata Gilbert and Michael Briones
Gilbert is a part-time faculty member at SAC. She instructs the Chamber Ensemble course and teaches string classes. Her book, “The Violin Course,” is a three-part method book specializes in teaching children ages 4-7 how to play the violin. A native of Katowice, Poland, Gilbert was a member of the Polish Youth Orchestra and prizewinner at the Silesia Violin Competition. More recently, she took home a prize at the American String Teacher Association Competition. Briones, a trombonist with experience in several styles of music, has performed with the Backstreet Boys, Brian Setzer Orchestra, Matthew Morrison from “Glee” and Earl Klugh. He has been on The Tonight Show with Conan O’Brien and “The Voice,” as well as appeared in “The Muppet Movie.” He teaches instrumental music and applied music courses at SAC.

About Santa Ana College
Santa Ana College (SAC), which turned 100 years old in 2015, serves about 18,000 students each semester at its main campus in Santa Ana. The college prepares students for transfer to four-year institutions, provides invaluable workforce training, and customized training for business and industry. In addition, another 11,000 students are served through the college’s School of Continuing Education located at Centennial Education Center. Ranked as one of the nation’s top two-year colleges awarding associate degrees to Latino and Asian students, the college is also recognized throughout the state for its comprehensive workforce training programs for nurses, firefighters, law enforcement and other medical personnel. SAC is one of two comprehensive colleges under the auspices of the Rancho Santiago Community College District.

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Contact: Judy Iannaccone

Phone: (714) 480-7503