14th Annual WIU Brassfest



Please find below information from Dr. Bruce Briney regarding this year's Brassfest.

Cheryl McGowan
Macomb Band Boosters

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---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Bruce C Briney
Date: Mon, Dec 2, 2013 at 7:38 pm
Subject: Fwd: 14th Annual WIU Brassfest
To: Dave Wetmore, Doug Mattsey

Dear Teacher, Brass Player and Brass Enthusiast:

The Brass Faculty at Western Illinois University is proud to announce the FOURTEENTH ANNUAL WESTERN ILLINOIS UNIVERSITY BRASSFEST . This one-day event, scheduled for Sunday, January 19th, beginning at 1:00 pm in the College of Fine Arts Recital Hall will feature clinics, workshops, and performances by the members of the WIU Faculty Brass Quintet and our featured guest artists, the AXIOM BRASS QUINTET .

Praised for their “high level of musicality and technical ability” and for their “clean, clear and precise sound”, the award-winning Axiom Brass Quintet has quickly established itself as “one of the major art music groups in brass chamber music.” As the only Brass Quintet in 27 years to ever win the prestigious Chamber Music Yellow Springs Competition (2012), and the only American ensemble to ever win the Preis der Europa-Stadt Passau in Germany (2012), Axiom has also been named winners of the 2008 International Chamber Brass Competition and prize-winners of the 2010 Fischoff Chamber Music Competition, the Plowman Chamber Music Competition, and the Jeju City International Brass Quintet Competition in South Korea. The Axiom Brass is dedicated to enhancing the musical life of communities across the globe and educating the next generation of musicians.

In addition to the clinics on individual brass instruments by members of the WIU Brass Faculty, registrants can participate in a massed brass choir reading session. The culminating concert at 7:30 pm in COFAC Recital Hall will feature the AXIOM BRASS COMPANY .

We invite you to join us for this daylong festival of outstanding brass playing and pedagogy. Registration may be submitted in advance or may be completed at the Festival beginning at 12:00 noon in the COFAC Recital Hall Lobby. The advance registration fee of $35 includes admission to all sessions, the evening concert, and a BUFFET DINNER . Walk-in registrants are welcome at the rate of $40. Tickets for the evening concert only are $15 at the door. Contact Barksdale Bryant at B-Bryant@wiu.edu for more information. So make arrangements to join us on January 19th. Send in your registration and fees now ($35) or sign in at noon on Sunday, January 19th ($40). The opening event will begin at 1:00 pm in the COFAC Recital Hall, Western Illinois University.

Additional information may be found on the WIU trumpet web site www.wiu.edu/cofac/trumpet , or phone 309-298-1544.