NC State’s Historic British Brass Band Packed with New Sound!
The recently revived NC State British Band and The Triangle Brass Band present a rousing spring concert “NABBA Showcase” on Wednesday, March 2, 2016 at 7 PM, in Stewart Theatre at NC State University.
The NC State British Brass Band, formed in 1965, is the oldest non-Salvation Army brass band in the State of North Carolina! In 1983, the NC State Music Department hosted the first North American Brass Band Association competition and hosted the event again in 1994. The University continued to send strong competitive bands to the NABBA competitions, as well as performing for the local university community, through the 1990s and early 2000s. The band was idle for a number of years, but has re-formed, under the direction of Dr. John Fuller. This student ensemble performs a wide variety of music, including transcriptions from wind band works, and primarily focuses on original pieces for brass band.
During the March 2 concert, the British Brass Band will perform a program of brass band classics, including “Music for Greenwich,” by Edward Gregson, music from the movie “Gladiator,” by Hans Zimmer (arranged by Klaas van der Woude), and “Amazing Grace” (Traditional, arranged by William Himes).
The Triangle Brass Band, under the direction of Tony Granados, Artistic Director, will perform selections being prepared for their upcoming trip to the prestigious North American Brass Band Association competition, held in Fort Wayne, Indiana in April, 2016. Their competition music includes “The Red Machine,” by Peter Graham, and “Fanfares and Love Songs” by Gavin Higgins. The NC State British Brass Band performs a program of brass band classics, including “Music for Greenwich,” by Edward Gregson, music from the movie “Gladiator,” by Hans Zimmer (arranged by Klaas van der Woude), and “Amazing Grace” (Traditional, arranged by William Himes). The Triangle Brass Band, a non-profit formed in 1989, is a group of brass and percussion performers drawn from the Research Triangle Park area of North Carolina.
Tickets for this concert are available on-line through Ticket Central at NC State University: https://tickets.arts.ncsu.edu/events/ Tickets can be purchased in person at the box office in Thompson Hall, and by calling 919-515-1100. Tickets are also available for purchase the night of the event, at the door. Ticket prices are: $10 Adult, $8 for NCSU Faculty, non-NCSU Students and Seniors, $4.68 for NCSU Students. Tax and service charges apply to all orders.