|The Franklin Park Brass|
Brian Seitz - Trumpet
Chris Joyce - Trumpet
Andy King - French Horn
Kevin Geraldi - Trombone
Tim Culbertson - Tuba
The Franklin Park Brass Women's Auxiliary
The Franklin Park Brass, one of the spiciest musical indulgences in the Midwest, was founded in 1992 at Illinois Wesleyan University in Bloomington, Illinois. The ensemble quickly achieved a high level of performance and became very active in the community. In 1993, with the support of the university, the group took itís first tour to New England. The quintet performed over a dozen concerts at schools and churches and gave clinics to high school brass players. This successful tour was followed in 1994 by another concert tour, which included a performance at the University of Connecticut. The Franklin Park Brass has also toured extensively throughout the midwest since its inception. For the past several years, the group has been the featured ensemble at Lander University's annual Brass Weekend in Greenwood, South Carolina.
Maintaining a repertoire which ranges from Renaissance music through to contemporary pieces and popular favorites, the Franklin Park Brass has also commissioned works from Peter Gilbert, George Manning, C. Judd Joyce, and David Wolfe.
The members of the Franklin Park Brass have studied with some of the nationís finest brass teachers, including Philip Farkas, Armando Ghitalla, Edward Kleinhammer, H. Dennis Smith, Steven Eggleston, Tom Streeter, Laura Fairfield, and Judy Saxton. The ensemble has produced several of its own CDs and can also be heard on a compact disc recording with organist David Gehrenbeck.
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