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Ensemble kicks some brass
Published 3/27/2013 7:00:00 AM
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Brass players will blow their horns in Bryan Hall Theatre to share their passion and skills with the public.

The brass chamber music performance starts tonight at 8 p.m. and is free to attend.

“Brass chamber music has many forms: trumpet ensemble, horn choir, trombone ensemble, tuba-euphonium ensemble and brass choir, which features all the brass instruments together,” said David Turnbull, associate professor of music.

Turnbull, who started the WSU Trumpet Ensemble, said the performance will showcase the skill of 53 members: 17 play for the trumpet ensemble, 12 for the horn choir, eight for the tube-euphonium ensemble and 16 for the brass ensemble.

According to Turnbull, the performance will feature ensembles headed by Matt Aubin and Chris Dickey, instructors in the music school.

“I am looking forward to hearing the other brass ensembles,” he said. “We have two new faculty members in the brass area: Matt Aubin and Chris Dickey. They recruit and teach very well, and I am looking forward to hearing their young, yet talented groups.”

Over the years, the number of students who have been interested in joining these ensembles has increased. Turnbull said this has allowed for the school of music to create specific ensembles, such as the trumpet one, and for more performances to be available to the community.

“The number of student chamber music ensembles gradually increased to the point that now we need several concerts to showcase all of them,” he said. “The student brass chamber music concert has become its own entity.”

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