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Release: Oct. 25, 2002


The Embassy Brass quintet from the United States Army Field Band will present a free guest concert for the University of Iowa School of Music at 12:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 4, in Clapp Recital Hall on the UI campus.

The Embassy Brass is an official ensemble of the United States Army Field Band of Washington, D.C. Since its inception in 1996, the quintet has established a national reputation, performing for the 1997 TUBA Conference at Fort Myer, Virginia; the 1999 International Brass Quintet Conference in Athens, Georgia; the 1999 International Trombone Festival in Potsdam, New York; and the 2000 International Women’s Brass Conference.

In addition to live television appearances on “Good Morning, America” and CNN, the Embassy Brass has performed and taught at the Tanglewood Institute and the Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp. The quintet has also been featured with the Concert Band and Soldiers’ Chorus of the Army Field Band, and has performed recitals and presented master classes at colleges and high schools throughout the United States.

Members of the Embassy Brass for the 2002 fall tour are Virginia Turner and John Altman, trumpets; Shawn Hagen, horn; Mark Bowling, trombone; and Daniel Sherlock, tuba.

The Embassy Brass will select their program from the their fall tour repertoire, including the “Colchester Fantasy” by Eric Ewazen, a brass arrangement of Thelonious Monk’s “‘Round Midnight,” “Sonata St. Marc” by Tomasso Albinoni, “Mosaics” by Anthony Plog, the Brass Quintet No. 3 by Victor Ewald and other shorter works.

The School of Music is part of the Division of Performing Arts in the UI College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.

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