16 Years Of Brass Music In Chattanooga And Beyond

Tuesday, July 01, 2014

Jericho Brass, directed by Frank Hale, will perform their 16th Anniversary Concert of making music in Chattanooga and the surrounding Tri-State area. The concert will be in the sanctuary of the First Cumberland Presbyterian Church, 1505 North Moore Road, Chattanooga, at 4 p.m. on Sunday, July 13. 

Officials said, "The band has had a very productive year and has the reputation for being the busiest brass band in the U.S.  Jericho Brass has been blessed with an influx of very talented young musians this year which will help to fill some empty chairs left by three of our charter members who are retiring to Florida.
We are losing Dan Bowles, associate director/composer and arranger, and his wife Karen who will be moving to Venice, FL. Skip Houck, our poet and narrator, has already left us and is living in DeLand, Fl." 

The program on the 13th will feature a solo by Curt Elverd, flugelhorn, performing "Our Love Is Here To Stay" and a trio of cornets, Dan Hanson, Tommy Bulman & David Wohlschlegel will delight the audience with Leroy Anderson's "Bugler's Holiday".   Bruce Clark, organist at First Cumberland,  will join with the Jericho Brass on Widor's "Toccata" from the Symphony No. 5. Of course, the afternoon wouldn't be complete without a march by Sousa, "Nobles of the Mystic Shrine", written in 1923 for the Shriners. Two new compositions by Dan Bowles will also be performed, "Down By the Riverside" and "Until We Meet Again", an arrangement of Alain de Bourle's hymn.

The concert is free and is very family friendly.

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