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Kansas Brass Quintet

Comprised of some of America's most outstanding brass artists, the Kansas Brass Quintet has for over thirty years been lauded for its brilliant and versatile programs. An Ensemble-in-Residence in the School of Music at the University of Kansas, this coveted ensemble has performed on many national music conferences including multiple performances on the National MENC, the National Association and Wind and Percussion Instructors Convention, and the National Music Teachers Association Convention. Their new CD of both chamber and solo works titled "Rare Breeds and Dog-Eared Classics" was released in the fall of 2000. The KBQ can also be heard on "The Music of David Holsinger" on Mark Records, and has twice presented programs on Public Radio titled "Star Spangled Spectacular" and "Musicke Fit for a King or Queen", both produced by KANU in Lawrence for statewide release. A member of the Kansas Arts Commission Touring Roster, the KBQ has performed throughout the state of Kansas and the Midwest. The Kansas Brass Quintet is made up of individual artists that are also dedicated music educators. The ensemble presents numerous clinics each year on a variety of musical topics in both schools and communities. Their impressive artistry and genuine rapport with audiences has made the Kansas Brass Quintet a hit with audiences year after year.

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