Grammy award-winning 'Canadian Brass' pays a visit to Emory& Henry for a clinic and concert


Canadian Brass was formed in 1970, in part by current tuba player Chuck Daellenbach. Since that time, the quintet has gone through different members...but has released more than 130 albums, toured the world and won a Grammy in 2000.

Despite their accolades, the group still finds time to educate those that aspire to reach their level of play.

Trumpet player Chris Coletti and French horn player Bernhard Scully tell News 5 that they, "...oftentimes do these educational outreach programs, because Canadian Brass from its start has had a strong connection with music education."

Between playing a few pieces, and allowing their humor to liven up the young crowd - the quintet was pure inspiration for much of the young talent in our area. We spoke with E.B. Stanley trumpet players, Sarah and Elizabeth, who say that this was inspiring to them.

That sentiment was echoed by high school sophomore, Jenna Greene, at Holston High. Lastly, for students that are closer to college like Thomas Scott of Patrick Henry, he said that Thursday's experience "...definitely solidified my opinions of college band and furthering my music education."

For E&H Band Director, Matthew Frederick, this was music to his ears. He's using events like this to help recruit young students to his already-successful band program at Emory & Henry.

Canadian Brass will be in the Tri-Cities for one more day, putting on a concert at the McGlothlin Center for the Arts on Emory & Henry's campus. The show starts at 7:30, and tickets are still available. If you're interested in seeing the world class quintet, you can find tickets and information here.

They'll be leaving town shortly after, and continue their educational outreach next week in Thousand Oaks and Pasadena, California.

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