|Nebraska Brass Presents|
|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - OCTOBER 2006
NEBRASKA BRASS PRESENTS “SWINGING BRASS” - FEATURING “TOUCH OF CLASS JAZZ CHOIR”
The Nebraska Brass will swing into its season opener, “Swinging Brass,” featuring Nebraska Wesleyan University’s Touch of Class Jazz Choir under the direction of Boyd Bacon. The 18-member student ensemble Touch of Class was organized in 1975 as a major performing ensemble with Nebraska Wesleyan University’s Department of Music. Since its inception, the group has toured extensively throughout the Midwest.
Swinging Brass will feature selections for brass quintet alone, including John Cheetham’s “Allusions for Brass Quintet” and Aaron Copland’s “Simple Gifts.” The choir will join the ensemble for the premiere of a new composition, “Te Deum” by Boyd Bacon, and several well-known jazz tunes such as “Do You Know What it Means to Miss New Orleans?,” “Birth of the Blues” and “Blues in the Night.”
Touch of Class Jazz Choir members include: Emily Davenport, Gothenburg, NE; Jessica Swerczek, Belgrade, NE; Audrey Swenson, Ft. Collins, CO; Carolyn Moore, Lincoln, NE; Samantha Matulka, Ceresco, NE; Edie Anderzhon, Shenandoah, IA; Lyndsay Scavo, York, NE; Brandon Fisher, Papillion, NE; Robert Taylor, Lincoln, NE; Tom Harmon, Beatrice, NE; Dane Ross, Alliance, NE; Ian Clague, Papillion, NE; Jason Seger, Atkinson, NE; Lathan Murrell, Lincoln, NE; Caroline Kouma, Casper, WY; and Kevin Anderson, North Platte, NE.
Friday, November 10 - Broadway United Methodist Church
11 South 1st, Council Bluffs, IA - 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, November 11 - O’Donnell Auditorium 51st & Huntington Streets, Lincoln, NE - 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, November 12 - Presbyterian Church of the Cross
1517 S 114th Street, Omaha, NE - 3:00 p.m.
Lincoln & Omaha tickets are $15 for Adults, $12 for Seniors and FREE for children and students.
Council Bluffs tickets are $12 for Adults, $10 for Seniors and FREE for children and students.
Tickets are available at the door the night of the concert, or in advance by contacting the Nebraska Brass business office at Arts Incorporated at (402) 477-7899.
The Nebraska Brass, founded in 1987, includes members Dean Haist, trumpet; Brad Obbink, trumpet; Richard Ricker, French horn; Mark Mendell, trombone; and John Thomason, tuba. In addition to performing five series concerts each concert season, the Nebraska Brass provides educational outreach to Nebraska elementary students through the Nebraska Brass Education & Community Outreach Project.
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