BRASSFEST 2023, Jan. 22 in WIU’s COFAC Recital Hall


MACOMB, IL – The Western Illinois University School of Music and BCA has announced that they will present the 25th Anniversary BRASSFEST 2023 on Sunday, January 22nd, in the COFAC Recital Hall.

The annual BRASSFEST is an all-day event that features performances by the WIU Faculty Brass Quintet and guest artists, instrumental masterclasses, clinics and rehearsals with WIU faculty and guests.

This year’s guest ensemble, Seven Hills Brass of Cincinnati, OH, will conclude the festival with a performance at 4 p.m. in the COFAC Recital Hall, which is open to the public. Admission is $10 at the door, or visit


Noon – Check in
12:15 p.m. – WIU LaMoine Brass Quintet Recital
1 p.m. – Breathing and Buzzing by Dr. James Land
1:30 PM – Masterclass with WIU students
3 p.m. – Brass Choir Reading Session
4 p.m. – Seven Hills Brass Recital


Rejoice! – Raymond Burkhart

Renaissance Suite – Farnaby and Byrd/arr. Michael Allen

I. The Earle of Oxford’s Marche
II. The Olde Spagnoletta
III. His Dreame
IV. His Humour
V. Tell Me, Daphne
VI. A Toye

Colossus – Anthony DiLorenzo

October for Brass Ensemble – Eric Whitacre

Contrapunctus – J. S. Bach/arr. Michael Allen

Fanfare For The Brave – Andy Wolfe


La Cathedrale Engloutie – Claude Debussy/arr. Michael Allen

A Little Russian Circus – Anthony DiLorenzo

I. Tent of Terror
II. Nikolai The Magnificent
III. The Clown
IV. Rings of Fire

Let Nothing Ever Grieve Thee – Johannes Brahms/trans. Tom Smee
– Bruce Briney, conductor

Libertango from Tango Suite – Astor Piazzolla/arr. Michael Allen

Visit for registration/ticket information.

  • $25 admission to all events
  • $10 admission to final performance only, pre-pay at or at the door
  • Free admission to WIU staff and students

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