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The Ambassador Brass to perform at ISU Jan. 12

January 9, 2009

TERRE HAUTE, Ind.-- The Ambassador Brass, an ensemble in residence at Indiana State University, will perform at 7:30 p.m. Jan. 12 in the Recital Hall of the Center for Performing and Fine Arts, located at the corner of Seventh and Chestnut streets.

Indiana State professor Randy Mitchell and associate professor Brian Kilp, Daniel Kelly, former ISU music faculty member now teaching at the University of Southern Mississippi; Tim Olt, professor at Miami University, Oxford, Ohio; and Jay Coble, associate professor at the University of South Florida make up the ensemble who has traveled and performed extensively throughout Thailand.

During a two-week time period in June/July 2007, The Ambassador Brass visited seven Rajabhat universities and 15 other schools during their trip. Along the way, they performed a series of concerts, conducted clinics with students and made many new friends. The group also performed at the American Embassy in Bangkok for its 4th of July celebration.

The Brass returned to Thailand last summer, performing in Hua Hin and Phitsanuloke in addition to serving as the adjudicating panel for the first Thai National Wind and Brass Competition in Bangkok. The music educators worked with young musicians at Kosumwithayasan School, where Kilp has worked with the school's aspiring musicians since 2005.

The Ambassador Brass were joined by Eric John, United States Ambassador to Thailand, for a performance at Phitsanulok on July 11. John, a native of New Castle, Ind., has served extensively throughout East Asia and plays the trombone.

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 or