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.

2014-2015 Brass Ensemble Graduate Student Directors (from left to right):
Alex Wimmer - 1st Year PhD Student
Dan Haddad - 1st Year PhD Student
Rachel Villareale - 1st Year Masters Student
Emily Roth - 2nd Year Masters Student
Alex Cook - 1st Years Masters Student
Chris Johnson - 2nd Year Masters Student

2015 GA Pic

Spring 2015 Rehearsal Schedule: 

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

Sunday, January 19th - CBC RH (3:00-4:30PM, McCain 201) 
Friday, January 23rd - CBC Performance (6:45PM Call/7:00PM Hit)
Sunday, January 25th - NO REHEARSAL (CBC)
Sunday, February 1st - Rehearsal #1 (1:30-3:30PM)
Sunday, February 8th - Rehearsal #2
Friday, February 13th - Black Tie Gig (7:45PM Call/7:00PM Hit)
Sunday, February 15th - Rehearsal #3
Sunday, February 22nd - Rehearsal #4
Sunday, March 1st - Rehearsal #5
Sunday, March 8th - Rehearsal #6
Wednesday, March 11th - Masters Recital Concert (7:00PM Call/7:30PM Hit)
Sunday, March 15th - NO REHEARSAL (Spring Break)
Sunday, March 22nd - Rehearsal #7
Sunday, March 29th - Rehearsal #8
Sunday, April 5th - NO REHEARSAL (Easter)
Sunday, April 12th - Rehearsal #9
Sunday, April 19th - Rehearsal #10
Sunday, April 26th - Rehearsal #11 (Dress Rehearsal)
Sunday, May 3rd - NO REHEARSAL (WS/WE Concert)
Tuesday, May 5th - Concert #2 7:30PM McCain Auditorium

2014-2015 Concert Repertoire:

December 2, 2014
McCain Auditorium


O Fortuna - arr. Carver
Nimrod from Enigma Variations - arr. Carver
Celebration in Brass - Boysen Jr.
Duke of Marlborough - arr. Hunsberger
Movie Medley - arr. Wimmer
Variants: A Might Fortress - Del Borgo
Asclepius - Daughtery

May 5, 2015
McCain Auditorium

Fanfare for Brass and Percussion - Husa
O Magnum Mysterium - Lauridsen
Chorale for Brass and Percussion - Nelhybel
Slavic March for Brass and Percussion - Nelhybel
Lieutenant Kije - Prokofiev
Declamation on a Hymntune - Stamp