Since its founding in 1983 by Michael Levine, the Dallas Brass has become one of America’s foremost musical ensembles. The group has established a unique blend of traditional brass instruments with a full complement of drums and percussion, which creates a performing entity of extraordinary range and musical challenges. The Dallas Brass repertoire includes classical masterpieces, Dixieland, swing, Broadway, Hollywood and patriotic music.
In addition to their solo engagements, the Dallas Brass appears with symphony orchestras nationwide. Symphonic credits include the Cincinnati Pops conducted by Erich Kunzel, New York Pops conducted by Skitch Henderson, and the Philly Pops conducted by Peter Nero. The Dallas Brass has performed at Carnegie Hall, the John F. Kennedy Center in Washington, DC, and has toured overseas to Europe and the Far East. They have shared the stage with the late Bob Hope, have performed for Presidents Gerald Ford and George H. W. Bush, have appeared on the CBS “Early Show,” and their music has been used numerous times on the television show, “The Young & The Restless.”
Included in the program will be a selection featuring members of the Fox Valley Lutheran and Manitowoc Lutheran High School Symphonic Bands, and members of Lutheran Vanguard of Wisconsin. You will also be treated to a selection featuring members of the FVL Schools Concert Winds and the Manitowoc Lutheran Middle School Concert Winds.
An American Musical Journey will be a fun, fast-paced and entertaining performance. You will be treated to music from the time of George Washington to the present day. This concert will be great for the whole family!