After a flurry of recording sessions last spring, the Georgia Brass Band is happy to take to the concert stage, and we will begin our 2016 season in the friendly confines of The University of Georgia’s Hodgson Hall at the UGA Performing Arts Center. The performance will be the first of at least six concerts this season, and we’re looking at an additional two or three possible venues to round out next spring’s campaign.
The 3PM concert will have something for nearly everyone, with works by Philip Sparke, Stephen Bulla, Peter Graham, Michael Ball, Karl King, Gordon Langford, and G.H. Willcocks.
In addition to seeing the performance, the audience at UGA will be the first to have a chance to pick up the previously-mentioned recording, American Voices, which celebrates compositions for brass band by American composers and features multiple GBB soloists. The CDs will be available for $15 each at the venue.
The 2016-2017 season performance schedule is currently set as follows:
|Time / Notes
|Hodgson Hall – University of Georgia
|Johns Creek United Methodist Church
|8:00 PM / Holiday Concert
|Kennesaw State University Brass Blast
|4:30 PM / Featuring trombone soloist Jim Pugh
|Jacksonville (AL) State University
|7:30 PM / With JSU Brass Ensemble
|Huntsville, AL – Randolph School
|3:00 PM / With Brass Band of Huntsville
|Chattanooga, TN, First Baptist Church
|4:00 PM / With Jericho Brass
|Chamblee First United Methodist Church
|3:00 PM / With Peachtree Symphonic Winds
|Roswell Cultural Arts Center
|8:00 PM / Ticketed Event