Contact:John Thomas Burson
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Bio and Press Photo:Spectacle Brass grew from inspiration to bring exciting and innovative music to communities around the globe. With a common goal of breaking down the barriers often surrounding classical and contemporary music, the group has traveled extensively around the United States, performing a wide variety of programs for countless audiences.
During early development, Spectacle was a finalist in the Calvin Smith Brass Quintet Competition in Knoxville, Tennessee and received a prestigious invitation to perform at the annual Georgia Music Educators Association In-Service Conference in Savannah, Georgia. The group opened for the renowned Boston Brass during the 2013 Crested Butte Music Festival, a collaboration that was a significant part of the quintet’s beginnings.
With a passion for education, Spectacle Brass has organized and hosted educational concerts, clinics, and special events with several middle and high school music programs. Last year, the group coached Atlanta Area Council Boy Scouts in a music merit badge session at Kennesaw State University. Spectacle also performed as featured soloists with the Wheeler High School Wind Ensemble in a presentation of Bernstein’s Mass, a project which served as a fundraiser for the school’s arts program.
Spectacle Brass made an appearance at the 2014 Bay View Music Festival in Petoskey, Michigan, during which the quintet performed several programs for surrounding communities including Harbor Springs and Indian Springs. Another project involved the recording of the brass music of William Funk, Artist-in-Residence at Washburn University in Topeka, Kansas.
[Last updated November 2014]
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Spectacle Brass Informational Flyer (click to download PDF)
Spectacle Brass Music Listings for Presenters (click to download PDF)
“Spectacle Brass Quintet performed at my Cobb County M.S. Summer Band Camp today and were AMAZING!”
-Nationally Recognized Music Educator Erin Cole
“Thank you so much for a wonderful performance and experience!”
-Composer James Lavender
“Best quintet in the Atlanta area! Very professional music group. I’ve attended multiple performances by them and they never cease to amaze me. Spectacle indeed!”
-Tyler Elvidge of Atlanta, GA
“Amazing Brass Quintet! A very professional, hardworking and polished group of young adults who are also very friendly! Their music is just jaw-dropping and they love what they do!!”
– Petra L. of Augusta, GA