ETSU Brass Ensembles will present fall concert Sunday, Dec. 910:19 am | December 5, 2012
JOHNSON CITY – “Where There’s Muck … There’s Brass,” the fall concert presented by the East Tennessee State University Brass Ensembles, will be held Sunday, Dec. 9, at 7:30 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church, 105 S. Boone Street.
The concert’s title could be translated, “Where there are dirty jobs to be done, there is money to be made,” according to the ETSU Department of Music brass faculty.
“Brass has been used as the name of copper and bronze coins, and later of all forms of money, in the United Kingdom since at least the 16th century,” said Dr. David Champouillon, professor of trumpet and director of Jazz Studies at ETSU. “In the musical world, it pertains to those fortunate performers on trumpet, horn, trombone, euphonium and tuba.”
Featured on the program will be the ETSU Trumpet Ensemble, Horn Choir, Trombone Choir and Tuba-Euphonium Ensemble. These student groups are directed by faculty members Champouillon, Jeffery Whaley, David Bubsey and Jimmie Self, respectively.
The concert is free and open to the public. For more information or special assistance for those with disabilities, call the ETSU Department of Music at 439-4276.