Minnesota Brass, Inc., Announces 2009 Program
Minnesota Brass Drum and Bugle Corps is proud to announce their 2009 program,
NOCTURNE – Songs for the Night.
This dark and rich program will explore various moods of the night. Earle Hagen’s "Harlem Nocturne" provides the thematic backdrop for the production. Additional selections will include an edgy and mysterious take on Stan Kenton’s "Commencement" as well as his "Aspect." A lush rendition of "My Immortal" from Evanescence will serve as the ballad while the intense energy of Dizzy Gillespie’s, "A Night in Tunisia" is sure to bring drum corps fans to their feet. The music and expressive visual program will transport our audiences through the scariness, the sadness and the playfulness of the night.
"I’m thrilled at the direction this show is taking," said Joel Matuzak, MBI Program Coordinator. "This music and concept allows us to continue to innovate in the all-age drum corps activity while presenting a vehicle that will be accessible to audiences around the country. After our remarkable 2008 season, we can’t wait for 2009 to begin."
In 2008, Minnesota Brass achieved their highest placement ever, earning second place at the Drum Corps Associates Championship.
The creative staff from 2008 returns for the 2009 season:
Joel Matuzak and Matt Ferry as Percussion Arrangers
Matt Kettlehut and Andy Classen as Brass Arrangers
Gary Swanson as Colorguard Designer
Joel Matuzak will again serve as Program Coordinator
Minnesota Brass is also pleased to announce the additions of Ben Harloff and Andrew Angle to our creative team.
Minnesota Brass begins its 63rd season with an Open House Saturday, January 3rd, 1:30PM at Highland Park Senior High School in Saint Paul. All potential members are encouraged to attend! Register and get more information at www.mnbrass.org/rsvp.php. Regular weekly rehearsals begin on Wednesday nights in January.