Brass Band to perform spring concert

Published 10:10 am Monday, October 12, 2015

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. — The Brass Band of the Tri-State, under the direction of Dr. Michael Stroeher, will present its annual fall concert at 3 p.m. on Sunday in the Smith Music Hall Recital Hall on the campus of Marshall University, corner of Hal Greer Boulevard and Third Avenue in Huntington. 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.

This performance features staples of the British brass band repertoire, such as Holst’s “Second Suite,” Malcolm Arnold’s “Little Suite,” and American favorites such as the “Appalachian Folk Suite” and “Selections from West Side Story.”

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The Brass Band of the Tri-State has been in existence for more than 20 years and continues to grow. It draws its members from Huntington, Ashland, Ironton and Charleston. 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 group performs throughout the year and has won numerous awards on the international level at the North American Brass Association annual competitions.

The Brass Band of the Tri-State rehearses from 7-9 p.m. once a week 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.