Monday, August 18, 2014

Music Sandwiched In - Sparkle City Brass

The Music Sandwiched In series has kicked off for the new school year.  The children and I traveled down to the Headquarters Library to hear the sounds of Sparkle City Brass.  Sparkle City Brass is a brass quintet comprised of two trumpeters, a trombonist, a French horn player, and a tuba player.

The children were very anxious to hear the quintet.  They marveled at the instruments and took delight as the musicians warmed up.

The quintet played a Stephen Foster melody, Bugler's Holiday, George Gershwin's 'Prelude 2' and 'The Man I Loved', Fats Waller's 'Ain't Misbehavin'', Duke Ellington's 'It Don't Mean a Thing, If It Ain't Got That Swing', 'Blackbird' from All You Need Is Love and rounded everything out with an assortment of John Philips Sousa marches. 

It was a fantastic hour of music and we look forward to the next Music Sandwiched In program.