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Kansas State Brass Ensemble

The K-State Brass Ensemble is an elite university chamber ensemble that demands the highest level of musicianship from all of its members. The group is comprised of the finest Trumpet, Horn, Trombone, Euphonium, Tuba, and Percussion performers at K-State. The Brass Ensemble has traveled to and performed in Germany, England, Greece, the Kansas Music Education Association's In-service Workshop, and in various community outreach concerts around Manhattan. Entry into the ensemble is granted through audition during the first week of classes every fall.

2015-2016 Brass Ensemble Graduate Student Directors:
Alex Wimmer - 2nd Year PhD Student
Dan Haddad - 2nd Year PhD Student
Rachel Villareale - 2nd Year Masters Student
Alex Cook - 2nd Years Masters Student

Spring 2016 Rehearsal Schedule: 

Rehearsals are on Sundays from 7:30-9:30PM
(all rehearsals are held in McCain 201 unless otherwise noted)

Monday, January 18th - Rehearsal #1 (CBC Dress RH-3:30pm McCain 201)
Friday, January 22nd - Concert #1 7:00PM McCain Auditorium
Sunday, January 24th - NO REHEARSAL (CBC)
Sunday, January 31st - Rehearsal #1
Sunday, February 7th - Rehearsal #2 (Super Bowl-1:30pm McCain 201)
Sunday, February 14th - Rehearsal #3
Sunday, February 21st - Rehearsal #4 (KMEA Dress Rehearsal)
Friday, February 26th - Concert #2 8:00am KMEA - Wichita, KS
Sunday, February 29th - NO REHEARSAL
Sunday, March 6th - Rehearsal #1
Sunday, March 13th - NO REHEARSAL (CBDNA Tour/Spring Break)
Sunday, March 20th - Rehearsal #2
Sunday, March 27th - NO REHEARSAL (Easter)
Sunday, April 3rd - Rehearsal #3
Sunday, April 10th - Rehearsal #4
Sunday, April 17th - Rehearsal #5
Sunday, April 24th - Rehearsal #6
Sunday, May 1st - Rehearsal #7 (Dress RH McCain 201)
Tuesday, May 3rd - Concert #3 7:30PM All-Faiths Chapel

2015-2016 Concert Repertoire:

November 30th, 2015
McCain Auditorium
7:30pm

 

Ceremonial Fanfare - Johan de Meij (AW)
Concertina, Op. 94 - Dmitri Shostakovic (DH)
Fanfare Héroïque - Eugéne Bozza (AC)
Legacy - Mark Camphouse (RV)
Russian Litany for Brass - trans. Bill Holcombe (AW)
The Winter Soldier - arr. Alex Wimmer (AW)
Vienna Philharmonic - Richard Strauss (AW)

January 22nd, 2016
McCain Auditorium 
6:45pm

The Winter Soldier/Flight - arr. Alex Wimmer/Jim Johnson (AW) 

February 26th, 2016
KMEA-Hyatt Ballroom
8:00am-Wichita, KS
Century II Convention Center

Vienna Philharmonic - Richard Strauss (AW)
Fanfare Héroïque - Eugéne Bozza (AC)
Legacy - Mark Camphouse (RV)
Concertina, Op. 94 - Dmitri Shostakovic (DH)
Russian Litany for Brass - trans. Bill Holcombe (AW)
Ceremonial Fanfare - Johan de Meij (AW)

May 3rd, 2016
All Faiths Chapel 
7:30pm
TBA