NORFOLK, Neb. – The five-member ensemble A Touch of Brass will perform in concert this weekend on the Norfolk campus of Northeast Community College.
The concert will be held on Sun., Jan. 24, at 2 p.m., in the Cox Activities Center Theatre. It will also be livestreamed on Facebook.
A Touch of Brass is a quintet comprised of area musicians who perform at civic functions and give concerts. The Jan. 24 program will feature songs by the Beatles; Quintet # 1 by Victor Ewald; The Pioneer Trail (a commission work dedicated To the Heroes Who Settled the West); The Suite from the Monteregian Hills, and the Tuba Tiger Rag.
Members of A Touch of Brass are Dave Bohnert - Trumpet. He is a professor, director of Bands, and chair of the Department of Music at Wayne State College. Kevin McLouth - Trumpet. McLouth is a music instructor and director of Instrumental Studies at Northeast Community College. Gary Reeves - French Horn. He has been a music instructor in Iowa, Alabama, Utah, Oregon and South Dakota. Reeves serves as an adjunct professor at Northern State University in Aberdeen, So. Dak.
Playing trombone is Randy Neuharth, a longtime member of the quintet. He taught public schools in South Dakota and was in Bloomfield for 30-years. Neuharth served as director of Musical Activities at Northeast Community College for ten years before his retirement.
Anchoring A Touch of Brass is Josh Calkin - Tuba. He is assistant band director and associate professor of low brass at Wayne State College.
The concert is free and open to the public. Mask wearing is required on the Northeast campus and social distancing is encouraged during seating. The event will be live streamed on the A Touch of Brass Facebook page at facebook.com/A-Touch-of-Brass-105486268184755.
PHOTO ID: (from left) Kevin McLouth, Gary Reeves, Josh Calkin, Randy Neuharth, and Dave Bohnert. (Courtesy Photo)