April 13, 2024

Time: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Location: COFAC Recital Hall
Description: The Western Illinois University School of Music will present the 2024 BRASSFEST Saturday, April 13, in the COFAC Recital Hall.

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

The La Moine Brass Quintet is the resident faculty brass quintet of the School of Music of Western Illinois University. 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 on 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.

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
12:00 PM - 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

Visit https://www.wiu.edu/cofac/music/brassfest/index.php for registration/ticket information.
- $30 general registration
- $10 student registration
- *Registration is not required for WIU students and staff
Related Web Site: BRASSFEST Information and Registration
Contact Information:
 Jett Walker
 Phone: 2108545606
 Email: jm-walker6@wiu.edu
Source: School of Music

Western Illinois University
1 University Circle * Macomb, IL 61455
Phone: 309/298-1414 * E-mail info@wiu.edu
Calendar Administration: webstaff@wiu.edu