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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:
Dan Haddad - 3rd Year PhD Student
Jay Koupal - 1st year PhD Student
Wes Lewis - 1st year Masters Student
Alex Wimmer - 3rd Year PhD Student

2016-2017 Concert Repertoire:

October 11, 2016    


March - Darius Milhaud, Ed. Robert J. Garofalo
Shenandoah - Arr. Quinto Maganini

December 7, 2016

Ceremonial Fanfare - Aaron Copland
Catharsis (World Premiere) - Adam Lechner
Great Gate of Kiev - Modest Mussorgsky, Arr. Douglas Haislip

May 1, 2017

Bells - Ian McDougall
"Somewhere" from West Side Story - Leonard Bernstein, Tran. Kristin O. Mortenson
Fanfare Conzonique - Brian Balmages
Motown Metal - Michael Daugherty
Untitled Future Work (World Premiere) - Grace Baugher