The Mobile-Tensaw Delta is a fascinating place where five rivers come together into Mobile Bay. When the Mobile, Spanish, Tensaw, Apalachee, and Blakeley rivers flow into Mobile Bay, it’s a collision of fresh and salt water. This mix of waters creates a rare environment for all manner of unique plants and animals.
The delta includes some 250,000 acres of scenic waterways, woods, and wetlands. This habitat supports over 500 types of plants, 126 species of fish, and more than 300 species of birds. 30 species of amphibians, 69 species of reptiles, and 40 species of mammals also call the delta home.
5 Rivers Delta Resource Center is located in Spanish Fort, AL. The center encompasses over 81 acres of the Mobile-Tensaw Delta for you to explore in a variety of ways. There are trails to hike, places to picnic, and endless photo opportunities.
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The Mobile Symphonic Pops Band is celebrating its 40th season this year. If you’ve not heard one of their amazing programs, you owe it to yourself to do so. Luckily, there are still plenty of opportunities left in the year to do so!
If you’re moved by live performances of symphonic music, then you’ll definitely want to experience a Mobile Symphonic Pops Band concert.
The Mobile Symphonic Pops Band, formed in 1977, is a voluntary community band. Originally known as the “City of Mobile Symphonic Pops Band,” they’ve since dropped the “city of ” part of their name, due in part to evolving sponsorship. The band is also sometimes simply referred to as “The Mobile Pops Band.”
In the ensuing decades, the band has gained in prominence and popularity. Their annual series of “StarBright” concerts in Langan Park are especially well attended. The band is also called to perform at important events outside the area, such as the Louisiana World Exposition in New Orleans, for example.
The Mobile Symphonic Pops Band is made up of adult, volunteer woodwind, brass, and percussion players. The band is currently led by Conductor David Dueitt. Dueitt is a retired band teacher and director with more than 30 years of experience working with music education programs. He has also served as an adjudicator for countless concert and marching band competitions, as well as directing a number of All-State and County Honor Bands.
Performances from the group feature both classical compositions and newer, often show, tunes. 2017 is the Mobile Symphonic Pops Band’s 40th concert season. Though much of the season is already past, seven more opportunities to see them perform remain.
2017 Mobile Symphonic Pops Band Schedule
September 25 – Semmes – MGM Auditorium, 7pm
September 30 – Cottage Hill Medal of Honor Park, 7pm
October 1 – Spanish Fort Community Center, 6pm
November 11 – Veterans Day – U.S.S. Alabama Battleship Park, 7pm
December 11 – Christmas – Davidson High School Auditorium, 7pm
December 14 – Christmas – Murphy High School Auditorium, 7pm
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