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A Touch of Brass to perform at Northeast

A Touch of Brass to perform at Northeast

NORFOLK, Neb. – The five-member ensemble “A Touch of Brass” will perform in concert later this month on the campus of Northeast Community College in Norfolk. The program will be held Sun., Jan. 29, at 2 p.m., in the Cox Activities Center Theatre, 801 E. Benjamin Ave.

The concert, sponsored by the Northeast Music Department, will consist of a variety of styles. Selections include Lewis and Clark Trail, Beale Street Blues, Ewald Quintet #3, Maurer’s Three Pieces, A Grainger Suite, and Escape. The Lewis and Clark Trail was written as a commemoration of westward exploration while Escape is about a harrowing trip down a mountainside. Ensemble members say both selections are very new and exciting works conjuring vivid pictures in the mind.

A Touch of Brass is a quintet that plays many occasions including weddings and special celebrations. Each year the group develops a new program and performs it for several of the communities that its members reflect. 

Group members include Dr. David Bohnert, dean of arts and humanities at Wayne State College (WSC), on trumpet; Dr. Josh Calkin, director of bands and professor of low brass at WSC, on tuba; Kevin McLouth, director of instrumental studies at Northeast Community College, on trumpet; Dr. Randy Neuharth, retired director of instrumental studies at Northeast Community College, on trombone; and Dr. Gary Reeves, retired horn instructor at the University of South Dakota and Northern State College, who currently serves as an adjunct instructor at Morningside University, on horn.

The concert is free and open to the public. 


PHOTO ID: A Touch of Brass members include (front row, from left) Dr. Josh Calkin and Dr. Gary Reeves. In the back row (from left) are Kevin McLouth, Dr. Randy Neuharth, and Dr. Dave Bohnert (Courtesy Photo)