Texas A&M University-Kingsville

Free concert from U.S. Air Force Ceremonial Brass Quintet Tuesday, Feb. 20 at 8 p.m. in Jones Auditorium

KINGSVILLE - February 13, 2007

Contact: Jason Marton
jason.marton@tamuk.edu or 361-593-4143

Quintet will also give two free clinics at 3:30, 4 p.m. in Frank C. Smith Recital Hall

KINGSVILLE (February 13, 2007) — The public is invited to attend a free concert from the Air Force Ceremonial Brass Quintet on Tuesday, Feb. 20, at 8 p.m. in Jones Auditorium, on the Texas A&M University-Kingsville campus.

The tentative program includes music of DiLorenzo, Ewazen, Albinoni, Purcell, Lutaslowski, Debussy and Praetorius. No tickets are required to attend.

The department of music at A&M-Kingsville is sponsoring the performance, along with two free clinics presented by the quintet in the Frank C. Smith Recital Hall, located in the Bellamah Music Building. The first, on military bands, will be held at 3:30 p.m. The second clinic will be a brass workshop at 4 p.m.

The United States Air Force Band, formed in 1941, is the Air Force’s premier musical organization. Based in Washington, it has endeared itself to millions of listeners for more than 60 years through its music, concerts and recordings. Consisting of eight unique performing ensembles – The Air Force Strings, Airmen of Note, Ceremonial Brass, Concert Band, Max Impact, Diplomats, Silver Wings and Singing Sergeants – the Air Force Band performs a broad variety of musical genres from classical and jazz, to country and rock. Throughout the years, components of the band have journeyed to Europe, South America, Asia and the Middle East, performing in over 50 countries and 42 world capitals.

For more information, call 361-593-2803 or online at www.USAFBand.com.

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