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Town Branch Five

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Lexington, KY – The Town Branch Five is a versatile group with instrumental and vocal talents that lend themselves to skilled re-creation and interpretation of hot jazz from the 1920s era. Featuring the music of greats such as Hoagy Carmichael, Jelly Roll Morton, Louis Armstrong, and Cole Porter, the Five Plus Two will present some of the best of Roaring Twenties jazz at this year’s festival.

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Performed at 2016 GABBF

 

 

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UGA Bull Dog Brass

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Athens, GA – The Bulldog Brass Society is the premier graduate brass quintet at the University of Georgia. The Bulldogs were created in the fall of 1996 by Frederick Mills, founding member of the Canadian Brass and professor of trumpet at the Hodgson School until his passing in 2009. The ensemble, one of the most active student chamber groups on campus, performs repertoire ranging from Bach to 20th Century works as well as more popular music including home grown arrangements by their members. The BBS has performed throughout the nation and the world, including a European tour, a concert at the Southern Division MENC / Georgia Music Educators Association Conference in Savannah, GA and a special invitation to the Southeastern Composers League Convention. The quintet has also played throughout the community at the Centennial Celebration of the Athens Area Chamber of Commerce and at local churches, retirement communities, and outdoor public concerts.

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Performed at 2016 GABBF

 

 

UK Trombone Choir

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Lexington, KYTrombone students at the University of Kentucky are actively engaged in world-class performance opportunities in all styles and genres of music. We are proud to acknowledge the fact that members of the studio recently performed with the University of Kentucky Jazz Ensemble at both the North Sea and Montreux Jazz Festivals in Europe while simultaneously preparing for the University of Kentucky Symphony Orchestra’s side-by-side concert with the Boston Pops. Trombone Students at the University of Kentucky have many diverse performance opportunities such as the Trombone Choir, the Wind Symphony, the Symphony Band, the Concert Band, the Opera Orchestra, the Jazz Ensemble, the Jazz Lab Band, Jazz Combos, the Wildcat Marching Band, and the Symphony Orchestra. This college band brings a youthful feel to our music festival.

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Performed at 2016 GABBF

 

 

UK Trumpet Choir

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Lexington, KY – The University of Kentucky trumpet studio regularly premieres and performs the latest repertoire for trumpet ensemble. The UK Trumpet Ensemble has won many coveted awards, most recently winning Second Place in the 2014 National Trumpet competition. They have also performed at the 2014 and 2009 International Trumpet Guild Conferences. In 2015, The UK “Shades of Blue” Trumpet Ensemble recorded a disc of some of the most difficult music for trumpet ensemble, “Competition Pieces for Trumpet Ensemble.” We believe this to be the only commercially released CD ever produced by a university trumpet ensemble. Be sure to come out and hear this collegiate brass band music.

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Performed at 2016 GABBF

 

 

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Wildcat Regiment Band

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Home, PA – The Wildcat Regiment Band today is comprised of musicians of all ages and from various professional backgrounds. Like their predecessors, the current bandsmen have been recruited from the same geographical area in Pennsylvania and come from all walks of life. The cornets and saxhorns played by the Wildcat Band today are the same as the instruments that were in service during battle and dress parades in 1861. All of the horns date from the Civil War era, some as early as 1845. Much of the regimental band music that will be performed has its roots in the small town “cornet bands” of the 19th century. Many of these original 19th century arrangements have been taken from band books found in the archives of the Smithsonian Institution and Library of Congress, as well as from private collections. Among the selections performed are “Lurline Quickstep”, “Carnival Waltz”, “Old K. Y, Ky”, “Hunters Chorus from the Rose of Erin” and “Puritani Quickstep.” Come out to enjoy this historic brass band.

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Performed at 2016 GABBF

 

 

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