Christmas Brass Spectacular Concert to benefit SOS Pets of Ouachita

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MONROE, LA (KNOE) SOS Pets of Ouachita seeks to raise tax-deductible private donations to construct a new shelter. The shelter will be built in phases, as money is available. The current plan is to build it adjacent to the current facility so that they can begin the project before it is fully funded.

Courtesy: SOS Pets of Ouachita

Brass quintet and pipe organ made up of college music professors. ULM and Tarleton State University (Dallas TX.). Rick Seiler, who is the organist, is well known name in the area. A brass quintet is 5 instruments (2 trumpets, horn, trombone, tuba). Style of music to be performed: something for everyone, traditional, sacred and popular Christmas favorites. Classical, epic brass, jazz. Some popular works we will play are You're a Mean One Mr. Grinch, Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer, Let it Snow (Jazz version), heroic version of "Joy to the World", beautiful version of "O Holy Night", and a ton more. 20 pieces in total. Concert will be 1:20ish long with an intermission

Black Bayou Brass has been a faculty ensemble in residence at the University of Louisiana at Monroe since 1971. An experienced and versatile professional ensemble, Black Bayou Brass regularly performs at ULM, throughout the northeast Louisiana community, and at numerous venues outside the state. Recent performances include the 2014 International Women's Brass Conference, the 2013 Louisiana Music Educators Association State Conference, the 2012 National Association of College Wind and Percussion Instructors National Conference, and a series of performances and master classes in Thailand. Its members are dedicated to performing, promoting, and creating new literature, as well as playing standard original repertoire and transcriptions from the 16th century to the present. Devoted to encouraging and promoting music education, Black Bayou Brass performs a number of educational concerts each year at schools throughout Louisiana and the surrounding states and offers master classes, private lessons, and ensemble coaching for all levels.