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Prime Time Brass to Hold 3rd Annual Honor Flight Benefit Concert

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The Third Annual Benefit Concert for Honor Flight Rochester

Saturday January 28, 2012 7pm at Aquinas Institute, Rochester, NY

Featuring The Prime Time Brass ...and friends

Rochester, NY – For the third year in a row, Aquinas Institute will be the place to be for the Benefit Concert for Honor Flight Rochester featuring the Prime Time Brass and friends. This annual event has raised over $15,000 for Honor Flight and this year’s show features an historic collection of the most entertainment brass and percussion acts in America.

Along with Rochester’s dynamic Prime Time Brass, the show will also include returning groups such as the Aquinas Institute Jazz Ensemble and the Image City Sound of the Sweet Adelines

And for drum corps fans this is a blockbuster kickoff to the 2012 season:

The Magnificent Ghost Riders will be making their third appearance at this event; they are a multiple time DCA Mini-Corps world champions, and respected nationwide as innovators of their idium

…And Rochester’s 5-time drum corps world champion Empire Statesmen will take the stage for this emotional production of power, precision, and patriotism. This will be Empire’s 2012 premiere.

This is a “You Gotta Be There” event for drum corps fans from all over the east coast.

The Prime Time Brass (www.primetimebrass.com) - High energy brass band formed in 2004 as a collection of drum corps All Stars with world championship experience at every level of the activity. They bring a mix of powerhouse big band jazz with a little bit of drum corps sizzle; a multiple time Drum Corps Associates World Champion Brass Ensemble. Notable performances include 2010 and 2011 Mardi Gras Week in New Orleans; 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011 New York City: Parades down 5th Avenue, concerts in Central Park and Time Square and in 2011, a special request concert for the NYPD and NYFD near the site of the 9/11 Memorial. The group also does several community performances throughout the year including several Honor Flight Homecomings at the Rochester International Airport.

This will be ONLY performance of Prime Time’s full nationwide cast of horses north of Bourbon Street. In mid February, the group is traveling to back to New Orleans for 9 performances in 7 days. To quote New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu, “These Yankee Boys been out here all week, and they sho’ can play those horns! Thanks for Face Peel Prime Time.”

The Special Guest Host for the evening is Maureen McGuire of News 8 /Fox Rochester.

Honor Flight is national network that flies veterans, at no cost to them, to Washington DC to visit the memorials built in their honor, and Honor Flight Rochester in one of the most successful in the country, flying 20 “missions” with over 950 veterans since 2009. There are over 300 vets on the waiting list, and the Prime Time Brass has helped close to 40 make the trip over the past 3 years.

The show at Aquinas will kick off at 7pm with an emotional Opening Ceremonies led by Aquinas grads, State Senator Joe Robach and Officer Anthony DiPonzio, and the public premiere of “Mission 14” a heartwarming Honor Flight Rochester short documentary by Rochester film producer Josh Pies.

“Rochester’s brass, big band, and drum corps family has a strong historical connection to the veterans community. These heroes are our “Band of Fathers,” and we want to help all of them make the trip and put an exclamation mark on a magnificent American life,” said Tom Allen of the Prime Time Brass and also the event’s creator . Allen adds, “…and where else can you see a WWII vet and his great-grandchildren clapping along to the same music?”

Doors open at 6pm, show starts at 7pm. There is plenty of enhanced accessibility parking, assisted by Boy Scout Troop #138

About Honor Flight Rochester(www.honorflightrochester.org) – one of 100 established hubs in the national Honor Flight Network – is a not-for-profit, fully-volunteer organization with a goal of taking every World War II veteran who otherwise would or could not go, to visit and reflect together at Washington D.C. Memorials built in their honor. The two-day trip is free to all World War II veterans and to veterans of any era who suffer a terminal illness. World War II veterans typically fly in the order their applications are received. Medical priorities are the exception. Rochester’s flying season is April to October. Over 950 veterans have flown from Rochester since the local organization began full scale flights in early 2009. Six more Honor Flight Rochester Missions are slated for this year.

All THEY did was save the world.

For more information go to www.primetimebrass.com

Edited by TimmyA33

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Promises to be a great event, and for a magnificent cause!

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as someone who now has Saturdays off (actually, ALL days off!), I'll be there. along with my 88yr old dad who loves the alumni show AND has been on the Honor Flight. cya then

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Ghost Riders are going...

Donny

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unselfish bump for the cause

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great show! kudos to the Allens and all others involved. btw that and Blast Thursday, got enough brass to hold me til the April show. Thank you

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People that arent from Rochester do not really know what this area is all about! January fun, with August sounds!Great Job everyone!!!

DA

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Unfortunately, I'm not up to sitting through a show like this yet... I also had to miss Blast last Thursday...

anyway... small gripe...

I could not believe the time the concert was given on the 11 oclock news (3 to 5 minutes) BUT.... NO MENTION of those who were responsible for raising the funds... The Honor Flight people would be well advised to make sure the coverage gives due credit to the organizers and participants responsible for raising the funds...

Someone best tell these people to keep their eye on the ball and make sure that proper recognition is given to the performers raising the funds as well as mentioning their worthy cause... sometimes a group like this has to force the issue with the news media...

This is a great charity - my dad, who was not only the greatest Drum Corps supporter and fan in the world, but was also in the South Pacific (and at Iwo Jima) - would have loved this effort...

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