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Brassfest with Guests St. Louis Brass at Western Illinois University January 22

January 18, 2012

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MACOMB, IL – Western Illinois University School of Music presents the 13th Annual Brassfest, featuring the St. Louis Brass, from 1-9 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 22 in the College of Fine Arts and Communication (COFAC) Recital Hall.

Founded in 1964, St. Louis Brass is one of the longest standing brass quintets in America. Members include: Allan Dean, trumpet; Ray Sasaki, trumpet; Thomas Bacon, horn; founder Melvyn Jernigan, trombone; and Daniel Perantoni, tuba. These muscians, along with Western's faculty brass quintet, will conduct clinics, workshops and performances.

Advanced registration by Jan. 20 is $35 per person. Onsite registration Sunday, Jan. 22 at the COFAC Recital Hall is $40 per person. Payment covers clinics, a dinner buffet and the evening concert.

The St. Louis Brass will perform in concert at 7:30 p.m. in the COFAC Recital Hall. Individuals who wish to attend only this concert can purchase tickets - $10 and $15 - online at, click on "Get Tickets," or at the door. WIU students with an ID, faculty and staff will be admitted free.

For more information, contact Music Professor Bruce Briney at (309) 298-1123 or email

The St. Louis Brass, a production of Western's Bureau of Cultural Affairs, is sponsored by the Macomb Area Convention and Visitors Bureau.

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