October 3, 2013
Are you ready for an evening of fun? One of America's longest standing quintets will perform on the campus of the University of Mary in Bismarck. Mary invites the public to a free concert by the internationally recognized St. Louis Brass, Wednesday, Oct. 9, 2013, 7:30 p.m., in Arno Gustin Hall.
According to their marketing materials, since 1964, the St. Louis Brass has performed over 2,700 engagements — this would be its first ever appearance in Bismarck, ND.
"This concert is sure to entertain and be a real treat for casual and serious music lovers in central and western North Dakota," commented Dr. Isrea Butler, director of jazz studies and low brass at the University of Mary. "They are full of surprises, resourcefulness, and world renown talent."
The St. Louis Brass has nine recordings to their name with over 75 new pieces written or arranged for the group. The group currently schedules about 40 engagements per year while roughly performing three, 10-day concert tours throughout the United States — plus their rigorous recording dates and international tours.
On the day of the concert, at 3 p.m., Oct. 9, the St. Louis Brass will perform a master class for students and interested musicians in the area.