WIU School of Music to Present ’24 BRASSFEST April 13


MACOMB, IL – The Western Illinois University School of Music will present the 2024 BRASSFEST Saturday, April 13, in the College of Fine Arts and Communication (COFAC) Recital Hall.

The annual BRASSFEST is an all-day event hosted by the La Moine Brass Quintet and will feature performances, instrumental master classes, clinics and opportunities throughout for attendees to play.

The La Moine Brass Quintet (LBQ) is the resident faculty brass quintet of the WIU School of Music. The quintet members include Nicole Gillotti, trumpet; Jena Gardner, horn; Jett Walker, trombone; and James Land, tuba. These WIU faculty musicians hold illustrious careers in orchestral, chamber and solo performance with international recognition. The quintet is completed by Rebecca Hari, trumpet studio graduate assistant and first-year master’s degree student.

The LBQ performs regularly at the WIU School of Music’s Faculty Chamber Music Series, often premiering several original compositions and arrangements and has presented clinics and performances at universities, high schools and conferences throughout the country. Additionally, the quintet hosts the annual WIU Brassfest. This on-campus event welcomes area brass musicians for a day of musical enrichment featuring guest artists such as the Boston Brass, the American Brass Quintet, the Dallas Brass and the Louisville Brass Quintet, as well as musicians from the Chicago Symphony Orchestra.

Schedule of events:
9:00 AM – Check-in
9:30 AM – Welcome: La Moine Brass Quintet
10:00 AM – Group Warm Ups (trumpet, horn, trombone, euphonium/tuba)
11:30 AM – High School and College Masterclasses
Noon – Lunch
1:00 PM – Special Topics in Brass Playing
2:00 PM – Brass Choir Reading Session
2:45 PM – Break
3:00 PM – Final Concert

Cost of attendance includes:

  • $30 general registration
  • $10 student registration

Registration is not required for WIU students and staff

For ticket information or to register, visit https://www.wiu.edu/cofac/music/brassfest/index.php.

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