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Boston Brass coming to Ogallala Nov. 17 PDF Print E-mail
Written by Holyoke Enterprise   

Boston Brass, one of the finest brass quintets in the world, will perform Tuesday, Nov. 17, at the Ogallala, Neb. High School Lecture Hall at 7 p.m.

This exciting group has one simple goal: entertain at all costs with blistering precision. The fun and emotion exhibited from this group is infectious and keeps audiences on their feet.

From exciting classical arrangements, to breathtaking vocal harmony, to burning jazz standards, Boston Brass achieves new levels in brass performance while treating audiences to a unique musical experience that captivates all ages.

Boston Brass offers fully memorized concerts, which are touched with humor and personality resulting in an evening of boisterous fun by five brash brass players.

Members of the group include: Jose Sibaja, trumpet; Jeff Connor, trumpet; J.D. Shaw, French horn; Lance Laduke, trombone/euphonium; and Andrew Hitz, tuba.

Performing over 100 concerts annually, the members of Boston Brass have dazzled audiences at concerts and jazz festivals around the world. As committed to education as they are to performance, they have conducted master classes at high schools and universities around the country.

Along with their sponsor, Jupiter Band Instruments, Boston Brass also conducts clinics and concerts at national and regional music educational conferences on a regular basis.

The Ogallala Regional Arts Council is pleased the Boston Brass will be conducting a workshop for the Ogallala High School and Middle School band and choral students. Lou Kraus Music, Jupiter Band Instruments and the Ogallala Regional Arts Council are providing funding for this workshop.

The workshop will be a different presentation than the evening performance, with an emphasis on encouraging musicians and getting students excited about music.

Ogallala Regional Arts Council members will be admitted with their membership card. Nonmembers may purchase tickets at the door. Refreshments will be served after the performance while the members of the Boston Brass will have a chance to mingle with the crowd. Those with questions may call Jonnie at 308-284-6363 or Mary at 308-284-4705.