Wayne State College

Brass and Percussion Ensembles Perform a Musical Montage

Published Friday, March 31st, 2023

Performance is at 7:30 p.m. April 24 in Ramsey Theatre.

A musical montage emerges at the Brass and Percussion Ensembles concert Monday, April 24, at the Wayne State College. The 7:30 p.m. performance in Ramsey Theatre is free and open to the public. It will also be livestreamed. To view the livestream, go to www.wsc.edu/watch-live. The program will be accessible by selecting the event from the Music Events list at www.wsc.edu/music.

The Trumpet Ensemble, Brass Choir, and Brass Knuckles Quintet are directed by Michael Genslinger. Repertoire incorporates music memorialized in theatre and opera, including “Nocturne” from “Midsummer Night’s Dream,” and “Prize Song” from “Die Meistersinger.” Other selections include the ragtime “Maple Leaf Rag” by Scott Joplin, and the patriotic “Fanfare for the Common Man” by Aaron Copland.

Directed by Brad Weber, repertoire for the Percussion Ensemble ranges from the uniquely creative “Guiro Hero” by John R. Hearnes to the clever and familiar “Chopsticks” by Charles Owen. Percussion solos include Kole Fiala, guiro, of Aurora, Neb. and Tresten Schwarz, xylophone, of Grand Island, Neb.

For more information, contact the WSC Department of Music at 402-375-7359.