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MSU Brass Weekend Extravaganza planned Feb. 8-10

January 30, 2013

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Coaching, workshops and performances by famed musicians and local instrumental groups will be a part of Montana State University School of Music's Brass Weekend set Feb. 8-10.

The event will begin Friday, Feb. 8. Students from local area high schools will meet at MSU for a day full of brass workshops and coaching on their brass ensemble pieces. They will work with famed trumpet icon Noe Marmolejo from Houston, along with MSU faculty members. The students will finish the day by performing their chamber music pieces at 7:30 p.m. in Reynolds Recital Hall. They will be joined by the MSU Brass Choir, Trumpet Ensemble, Trombone and Euphonium Choir, Horns Ensemble and Brass Quintet. The concert is free and open to the public.

An evening of concert band and jazz music featuring a performance by Marmolejo on the trumpet is set at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 9, in Reynolds Recital Hall. Marmolejo will be joined by MSU School of Music faculty Tim Dueppen on trombone, Sherry Linnerooth on horn, and Ryan Matzinger on saxophone. The MSU Wind Symphony, directed by Nathan Stark, and the One O' Clock Jazz Band directed by Matzinger will also perform. Admission is $10 for adults, $5 for students. All tickets are available at the door.

The weekend concludes with a faculty recital by Dueppen, who is an international performing and recording artist in a category known as low brass, at 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 10, in Reynolds Recital Hall.

The concert will feature works that range from baroque to Latin jazz. The concert will also feature guest artists Gregory Young, director of the School of Music, as well as Abigail Dueppen, Tim Bell and the BozBones trombone quartet. Tickets are $10 for adults, $5 for students, and are available at the door.

Whitney Salo (406) 994-3562,