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Brass in Blue Concert

Brass in Blue Concert

Brass in Blue band(August 18, 2014) The Brass in Blue of the U.S. Air Force Band of the West will present a free concert at 7 p.m. Aug. 30 in the Shearman Fine Arts Performing Arts Theatre at McNeese State University. The USAF Band of the West is stationed at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland Texas.
    
Brass in Blue - the newest performing ensemble in the Band of the West - combines the sounds of brass, percussion and vocals in a flexible group presenting a variety of music including traditional military marches, symphonic masterpieces, jazz and Broadway show tunes. Each performance is guaranteed to have something for every listener.
         
The program will include: "An American in Paris" by Gershwin/arranged by Allen;  "Amparito Roca Texidor" arranged by Armstrong; "Brillante Graham" arranged by Wuchter; "Wachet Auf Bach" arranged by Crespo; "Three Movements from Divertimento" by Raymond Premru; "Bruckner Etude for Six Low Brass" by Enrique Crespo; "Canzona duodecimi toni" by  Giovanni Gabrieli; "Urlicht" from Symphony No. 2 by Gustav Mahler; "Buzzin' the Bee" by  Gershwin/arranged by Lawrence; "Someone to Watch Over Me" by Gershwin/arranged by Van Hoy; "It Don't Mean a Thing" by Gershwin/arranged by Elkjer; and patriotic selections arranged by Stanke.
           
The USAF Band of the West travels more than 125,000 miles annually and provides hundreds of performances to military and civilian audiences throughout Texas, Oklahoma, Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, Georgia and Florida. The organization is made up of large ensembles, music groups and chamber ensembles. This diversity enables the USAF Band of the West to perform practically any style of music from classical and country to marches and mambos.
         
The Band has performed for presidents, heads of state and dignitaries from around the world, earning an outstanding reputation among America's military bands. For more information, visit the USAF Band of the West at www.bandofthewest.af.mil.

Persons needing accommodations as provided by the Americans with Disabilities Act should contact the ADA Coordinator at 337-475-5428, voice; 337-475-5960, fax; 337-562-4227, TDD/TTY, hearing impaired; or by email at cdo@mcneese.edu.