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Brass Band to perform

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. — The Brass Band of the Tri-State, under the direction of Dr. Michael Stroeher, will present its annual spring concert at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday in the Smith Music Hall Recital Hall on the Marshall University campus.

Admission is free and open to the public.

The ensemble performs a variety of music encompassing several genres and styles including traditional brass band music from England and North America, original pieces arranged specifically for the band, musicals, marches, orchestral transcriptions, Salvation Army Band music and popular selections. The Brass Band of the Tri-State is a member of the North American Brass Band Association.

The brass group has been in existence for 20 years and is comprised of amateur musicians from across the Tri-State and beyond. The band performs throughout the year and has won numerous awards on the international level at the North American Brass Association annual competitions.

The ensemble consists of retirees, community members and music students from Marshall University. Community members represent such diverse occupations as music teachers, college professors and engineers.

The Brass Band of the Tri-State rehearses once a week from 7-9 p.m. on Tuesday evenings in the Vinson Middle School band room in the Westmoreland area of Huntington.

The group is seeking new members, so anyone interested in joining or desiring additional information is encouraged to visit the Brass Band of the Tri-State Facebook page or call 304-617-3461.