October 3 2006
The Freelance Brass Quintet features two ISU music faculty members -- Robert Waugh on trumpet and Brian Kilp on horn; Scott Bean on the trombone; John Bierley playing the cornet and Timothy Olt on tuba.
John Philip Sousa and His Band performed more than 15,000 concerts in the United States as well as overseas during seven world tours. Each concert was a carefully calculated formula of music, skilled musicians, publicity, patriotism, and charisma.
More than 15 years ago, Keith Brion and his New Sousa Band was formed to continue the tradition of John Philip Sousa and His Band. Top musicians from around the country gather each time the band is called upon to perform. Several members of the Freelance Brass Quintet have participated in concerts under the baton of Brion. In carrying on the Sousa tradition, the audience can expect a fast-paced array of classical music, marches, solos, patriotic tunes, popular selections from the quintet.
During a four-state tour, members of the quintet have held educational clinics and concerts for both college students and the general public in hopes of re-kindling the enthusiasm for the music and programming styles that Sousa introduced to the world more than a century ago.
Admission is free and open to the public. For more information, contact the music department at (812) 237-2772.
CONTACT: Brian Kilp, ISU Music Department, (812) 237-2759
WRITER: Paula Meyer, ISU Communications & Marketing, (812) 237-3783, firstname.lastname@example.org
ISU Communications & Marketing: (812) 237-3773, http://web.indstate.edu/news/
The Freelance Brass Quintet will perform as part of the Indiana State University Visiting Artist Series at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 10 in the Recital Hall of ISU's Center for Performing and Fine Arts.