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Brassfest 2020

The annual Brassfest is an all-day event hosted by the WIU brass faculty and the BCA. The day features performances by the WIU Faculty Brass Quintet and the guest artists, instrumental masterclasses, clinics, and opportunities to play in and learn about various brass ensemble settings. The evening ends with the featured group performing a concert in the COFAC Recital Hall.


  • When: Sunday, January 19 from 2-9 pm
  • Location: Western Illinois University, COFAC Recital Hall
  • Cost: $35 includes the full day of activities and evening concert -
    additional tickets to the 7:30 concert may be purchased for $10.

Register Online

Brassfest 2020 Online Registration

*Checks should be made payable to Western Illinois University and mailed to:
Dr. Bruce Briney
School of Music
Western Illinois University
1 University Circle
Macomb, IL 61455
For any questions, please email:

Event Schedule

  • 1:45 Registration in the COFAC lobby
  • 2:00 LBQ recital
  • 3:00 Brass choir reading rehearsal
  • 3:45-4:15 break
  • 4:15-5:30 Instrumental clinics/masterclasses
  • break for dinner - local options or Corbin-Olson food court until 7 PM
  • 7:30 Festival concert featuring New Chicago Brass and concluding with Festival Brass Choir

This YouTube video will help explain some of what you can expect at WIU!