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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

Fall 2015 Rehearsal Schedule: 

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

Sunday, August 30th - Rehearsal #1 
Sunday, September 6th - NO REHEARSAL (Labor Day)
Sunday, September 13th - NO REHEARSAL (State Fair)
Sunday, September 20th - Rehearsal #2
Sunday, September 27th - Rehearsal #3
Sunday, October 4th - Rehearsal #4
Sunday, October 11th - Rehearsal #5
Sunday, October 18th - NO REHEARSAL (WS/CB Concert-ALL ATTEND)
Sunday, October 25th - Rehearsal #6
Sunday, November 1st - Rehearsal #7
Sunday, November 8th - Rehearsal #8
Sunday, November 15th - Rehearsal #9
Sunday, November 22nd - NO REHEARSAL (Fall Break)
Sunday, November 29th - Rehearsal #10 (Dress Rehearsal-3:30pm McCain 201)
Monday, November 30th - Concert #1 7:30PM McCain Auditorium
TBA Dead Week Rehearsal for CBC/KMEA

2015-2016 Concert Repertoire:

November 30th, 2015
McCain Auditorium


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)

May 3rd, 2016
All Faiths Chapel