Sunday, March 2, 2014

Dallas Brass

The Dallas Brass has recently emerged as one of the most distinctive brass ensembles in America.  Along with their characteristic use of brass instruments and percussion, the Dallas Brass is also known for it's extensive choice in repertoire.  A concert with this ensemble could include anything from Johannas Brahms to the Pink Panther Theme by Henry Mancini.  Founder Michael Levine once described the group by saying, "a Dallas Brass Concert is intended for the entire family."

One particular aspect of the ensemble that I enjoy is their use of social networking.  The site is actively maintained and includes anything from tour dates to educational clinic information.  The website also includes access to all of their CDs as well as a link to their 'sound cloud' that features an audio sample of every song they have ever recorded.  That link can be accessed here.  The group also has an operational YouTube channel with professional made videos and promotions.  I believe this group is a great example of how to a professional brass ensemble should be run in this day & age!

(Their great promotional video can be seen here:

1 comment:

  1. It is always great to see a pro group reaching out to the younger players who will continue performing and supporting the arts. I've been thinking more and more about how we can make the cross over between students playing in middle school band and growing up to support chamber and symphonic music. Sometimes it seems like a psychology questions more than a musical one, but maybe DB is on to something here?