We are excited to tell you that on Thursday, March 8, 2012, the nationally acclaimed Dallas Brass will be in residence at the Hess Educational Complex, Mays Landing, NJ. It promises to be an unforgettable experience for both the students and the community. During the day, several band students from the local school districts will have the opportunity to interact with the Dallas Brass members through a clinic and rehearsal. It will culminate with an evening public concert in which the students are invited to perform a piece along with these outstanding professionals!
The Dallas Brass does a limited number of these residencies around the country each year and we feel most fortunate to have them coming to Mays Landing. It is a Return engagement – as they came on April 16, 2009. That concert was a great success!
Band directors nationwide are raving about the major impact this has had on their students. We encourage you to check out the Dallas Brass, by previewing the videos atwww.dallasbrass.com/parents.html. This will allow you to see the group in action, and to watch the reaction of audiences around the country.
We can’t stress enough how important it is for you to attend this concert. This concert is not just for the students, but for the entire community. Please also encourage other family members, friends, and neighbors
to attend with you. We guarantee this will be a night to remember.
THE CONCERT: American Musical Journey is a fun, entertaining, and educational program which is great for the entire family. The show chronicles American music from the time of George Washington to the present day. The students, families and friends will all be thrilled!
More on the Dallas Brass:
Founded in 1983 by Michael Levine, the Dallas Brass has become one of America’s foremost musical ensembles. The Dallas Brass concert, American Musical Journey, incorporates a full complement of brass and percussion for a musical travelogue through American history. From the time of George Washington to the present day - music will be selected from the masters - Copland, Bernstein, Gershwin, Berlin, John Williams, Sousa; and styles from Dixieland, swing, folk, patriotic, and pop.
According to Mr. Levine, "a Dallas Brass concert is intended for the entire family. Our goal is to entertain and enrich by playing great music." The ensemble includes: Michael Levine (director, trombone), D.J. Barraclough (trumpet), Chad Willis (trumpet), Juan Berrios (french horn, alto horn), Paul Carlson (tuba) and Sergio Carreno (drums/percussion.)
In addition to their solo engagements, the Dallas Brass appears with symphony orchestras nationwide. Symphonic credits include the Cincinnati Pops conducted by Erich Kunzel, New York Pops conducted by Skitch Henderson, and the Philly Pops conducted by Peter Nero. The Dallas Brass has performed at Carnegie Hall, the John F. Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C., and has toured overseas to Europe and the Far East. They have shared the stage with the late Bob Hope, have performed for Presidents Gerald Ford and George H. W. Bush, have appeared on the CBS "Early Show," and their music has been used numerous times on the television show, "The Young & The Restless." The ensemble has released six recordings: Debut, Dallas Brass II, A Merry Christmas with Brass, Windborne, Nutcracker and American Musical Journey.
The Dallas Brass has strong dedication to working with young musicians. They have published two books of original small ensemble music for middle school and high students on up, called Brass Groove and frequently go into schools to present clinics for band students. Inviting students to join them in concert for a selection has become a Dallas Brass trademark.