U.S. Army Band Brass Quintet to perform Nov. 12 at University Park

November 05, 2014

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — The U.S. Army Band Brass Quintet will visit the Penn State School of Music for a performance and clinic with Penn State brass players, starting at 3 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 12, in Esber Recital Hall. The visiting quintet will perform first, followed by performances by selected student brass quintets. The Army Brand quintet members will then coach the Penn State chamber ensembles. The U.S. Army Band Brass Quintet's visit is hosted by trumpet professor Langston J. Fitzgerald III. Admission is free.

Since its inception in 1972, the U.S. Army Brass Quintet has gained a reputation as one of the most highly respected and sought after groups of its kind. The ensemble has appeared before audiences and dignitaries in 48 states and 14 foreign countries. An element of The U.S. Army Band “Pershing’s Own” in Washington, D.C., the quintet has performed at the White House, presidential inaugurations and official state ceremonies in the nation’s capital. The quintet has been selected repeatedly as the first ensemble to honor new presidents with the traditional “Hail to the Chief” on live national broadcasts. In addition, the quintet frequently provides musical support for special events hosted by the Secretary of Defense, the Secretary of the Army, and the Army Chief of Staff, as well as for ceremonies supporting the Military District of Washington.

The U.S. Army Brass Quintet has performed on NBC’s “Today Show,” the Food Network’s “Emeril Live,” NPR’s “A Prairie Home Companion,” CBS’s “Sunday Morning,” ABC, Fox, CNN, TNN, and internationally on BBC. The group also appears regularly on local and regional broadcasts throughout the nation.

The group’s repertoire includes over 500 selections from all eras and genres of classical and popular music, interactive entertainment, video, and works for children’s concerts. Their library also includes historic musical selections from the Civil War, which the ensemble enjoys performing on authentic instruments.

The U.S. Army Brass Quintet continues a long tradition in support of music education. The ensemble’s outreach activities include frequent appearances at the Midwest Band and Orchestra Clinic, the International Trumpet Guild Conference, The U.S. Army Band’s annual Tuba-Euphonium Conference, and at high schools, universities, and conservatories throughout the United States and around the world.


Last Updated November 06, 2014