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USAF Brass In Blue To Perform In Emmetsburg

By Staff | Sep 30, 2010

Tickets are now available to hear Brass in Blue of the United States Air Force Heartland of America Band. The group will give one performance in Emmetsburg on Sunday, Oct. 17.

“We are proud to sponsor the Brass in Blue brass ensemble,” said Dan McCain, General Manager of The Reporter and The Democrat. “We are working with Aaron Phillips, Band Director at Emmetsburg High School, and the concert will be held at the new EHS Auditorium.”

There is no cost for tickets for the Sunday afternoon concert. Tickets are available at The Reporter & The Democrat office, 1122 Broadway, Suite B; at Emmetsburg Chamber of Commerce; and at the office of Emmetsburg Community School.

“During the concert, we would like to recognize military personnel who have been deployed,” said McCain. “Families can contact the newspaper office to give us their names.”

Brass in Blue

Brass in Blue is a pioneering symphonic brass ensemble. Bringing the military tradition of brass and percussion to the concert stage with the unique addition of a vocalist, Brass in Blue presents an exhilarating and intimate program.

Representing more than 325,000 Air Force professionals, Brass in Blue showcases the service’s excellence and precision in every performance. Comprised of ten brass players, a percussionist and a vocalist, the ensemble maintains a rigorous performance schedule presenting a diverse repertoire featuring orchestral transcriptions, patriotic favorites, jazz standards, new compositions and distinctive arrangements.

Brass in Blue is committed to music education and encouraging students in their musical endeavors. The ensemble’s unique approaches to rehearsals, programming and team-building have been shared with students and professionals across the United States. Brass in Blue always stresses that the group is greater than the sum of its parts.

“In past years we have sponsored appearances by the USAF Heartland of America Band and the public had great things to say about their performances,” said McCain. “We look forward to hearing Brass in Blue in concert.”

Since their debut in February 2007, Brass in Blue has enjoyed tremendous success and earned a reputation as a premier brass ensemble in the Midwest.