Montgomery City-County Public Library Event Calendar

Date: 3/16/2017
Time: 10:30 AM -
Title: March 2017 Story Time
Location: Pintlala Branch Library
Intended Audience: 5th Grade
Description: BOOK: “Little Melba and Her Big Trombone”  by: Katheryn Russell-Brown
Synopsis ----   Melba Doretta Liston loved the sounds of music from as far back as she could remember. As a child, she daydreamed about beats and lyrics, and hummed along with the music from her family s Majestic radio. At age seven, Melba fell in love with a big, shiny trombone, and soon taught herself to play the instrument. By the time she was a teenager, Melba's extraordinary gift for music led her to the world of jazz. She joined a band led by trumpet player Gerald Wilson and toured the country. Overcoming obstacles of race and gender, Melba went on to become a famed trombone player and arranger, spinning rhythms, harmonies, and melodies into gorgeous songs for all the jazz greats of the twentieth century: Randy Weston, Duke Ellington, Count Basie, Billie Holiday, and Quincy Jones, to name just a few. Brimming with exuberance and the joy of making music, Little Melba and Her Big Trombone is a fitting
tribute to a trailblazing musician and a great unsung hero of jazz.    
ACTIVITY: Students will do a fill in the blank activity sheet