Jericho Brass And Brass Band Of Nashville Have Joint Concert June 21

Tuesday, May 27, 2014
Jericho Brass Band
Jericho Brass Band

Jericho Brass and the Brass Band of Nashville will band together in a free concert at the First Baptist Church Chattanooga, 401 Gateway Ave. on Wednesday, June 21 at 7 p.m.

Both bands are an all-volunteer ensembles made up of professional and college-trained musicians from the tri-state area. 

Andy Corum, a native of Dickson, Tn. and a graduate of Tennessee Tech, is in his fourth year as the director of the Brass Band of Nashville.  Along with his duties with the Brass Band, Mr. Corum plays trumpet in the Nashville Wind Ensemble, a position he has held since 1997.    

The Brass Band of Nashville was formed in 2008 by a group of brass players who wanted an opportunity to play in a British-style brass band.  The  band was formed as a community band to provide both a playing opportunity and an additional entertainment resource for people in the Nashville area.

Directed by Frank Hale, assisted by Daniel Bowles, Jericho Brass has been providing brass music in Chattanooga and surrounding communities since 1998.  The band has made two tours to England and in 2010 was awarded the George Washington Medal by the Freedoms Foundation in Valley Forge for the original patriotic composition by Dan Hanson-music, Clark (Skip) Houck-narration and Tracy Street, video production of “Defenders of Liberty.”  An extensive music library, with active arrangers and composers within its membership, allow Jericho Brass to tailor programs to fit all audiences, said officials. This concert will mark the 505th concert.

Historically Brass Bands have deep roots in this country and were very popular prior to and after the Civil War.   Just about every town and city had a Brass Band.  Today's bands perform popular tunes, sacred selections, marches and patriotic pieces.


Brass Band of Nashville
Brass Band of Nashville

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