Friday, February 14, 2020

By Melissa Vasquez

Double Time Brass Band
Marine Band San Diego "Double Time Brass Band". (Courtesy Photo)

EDINBURG, TEXAS – The Marine Band San Diego will bring their “Big Easy” sound to the Rio Grande Valley during a free concert at The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley on Wednesday, Feb. 19.

Sponsored by the UTRGV Student Union, the performance will feature the “Double Time Brass Band,” a New Orleans style brass ensemble, known for bringing a taste of the “Big Easy” to any crowd with its traditional New Orleans brass music all the way to the top 40 music heard around the world today.

The concert will begin at 3 p.m. at the PlainsCapital Bank Theater, located in the Student Union on the UTRGV Edinburg Campus.

“The UTRGV Student Union is excited to be a stop on their tour,” said Edna Zambrano, director of the Student Union. “Come out to UTRGV and check out this great Jazz concert.”

Admission is free and the event is open to the public.

PARKING NOTE: For individuals who would like to attend the concert and do not have a UTRGV Parking Permit, a Visitor Parking Permit can be obtained the day of the concert at the Visitors Booth, located at the main campus entrance.

For more information, contact the UTRGV Student Union at or call 956-665-7989.


The Marine Band San Diego has been entertaining America for nearly a century and performs more than 350 commitments each year, including military ceremonies, patriotic performances, and numerous high school and university clinics across the nation.


The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley (UTRGV) was created by the Texas Legislature in 2013 as the first major public university of the 21st century in Texas. This transformative initiative provided the opportunity to expand educational opportunities in the Rio Grande Valley, including a new School of Medicine, and made it possible for residents of the region to benefit from the Permanent University Fund – a public endowment contributing support to the University of Texas System and other institutions.

UTRGV has campuses and off-campus research and teaching sites throughout the Rio Grande Valley including in Boca Chica Beach, Brownsville (formerly The University of Texas at Brownsville campus), Edinburg (formerly The University of Texas-Pan American campus), Harlingen, McAllen, Port Isabel, Rio Grande City, and South Padre Island. UTRGV, a comprehensive academic institution, enrolled its first class in the fall of 2015, and the School of Medicine welcomed its first class in the summer of 2016.