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October 15, 2014

Wind Ensemble and the Boston Brass perform tonight

Submitted by Don Linn

The K-State Wind Ensemble will present a concert tonight at 7:30 p.m. in McCain Auditorium featuring the Boston Brass.

For 26 years, the Boston Brass has set out to establish a one-of-a-kind musical experience. From exciting classical arrangements, to burning jazz standards and the best of the original brass quintet repertoire, Boston Brass treats audiences to a unique brand of entertainment. The philosophy of Boston Brass is to provide audiences with a wide selection of musical styles in unique arrangements, provided in a friendly and fun atmosphere.

Through more than 100 performances each year, the members of Boston Brass play to audiences at concerts, educational venues and jazz festivals. In addition to solo performances, Boston Brass regularly performs with orchestras, bands, organ, jazz bands and a variety of other ensembles. They have performed in 49 states and 26 countries and have conducted master classes around the world.

The Wind Ensemble will perform new works for winds including the energetic work "Bat Out of Hell" by Paul Richards featuring Anna Marie Wytko as soloist on alto saxophone. The band also will perform a work by John Philip Sousa and a new transcription of Gustav Holst's "Fugal Overture." The Boston Brass will then join forces with the Wind Ensemble in Rick DeJonge's "Introduction and Vivace." The Boston Brass will present the second half of the concert by themselves with music for brass quintet.

Admission is free.