Art Moves: Boulevard Brass at Holiday Pop- Up Market
Boulevard Brass Quintet will be at the Midtown Holiday Pop- Up Market Friday, December 1st from 12-1 PM. Grab a bite to eat, come shop, and enjoy some holiday cheer!
Artist Bio: Boulevard Brass is a brass quintet based in Norman, Oklahoma that has earned a reputation as an exceptional chamber ensemble. Formed in the summer of 2011 by some of the top brass players at the University of Oklahoma, they have since given over a hundred performances throughout Oklahoma at a wide variety of venues, including church services, conferences, school assemblies, neighborhood parties, weddings, graduations, memorial services, museums, music festivals, and more!
Boulevard Brass is dedicated to furthering the art of brass chamber music and expanding the brass quintet repertoire, with new arrangements and original pieces by their trumpet player and arranger Mervin Tay. In addition to standard brass quintet literature, they are compiling an extensive library of transcriptions and arrangements, covering all styles of music from historical Renaissance pieces to modern pop songs. They enjoy performing a wide variety of music, and try not to take themselves too seriously!
One thing they are serious about is the next generation of musicians. They have enjoyed giving performances and clinics at schools throughout Oklahoma and hope to inspire young players and encourage them to keep making music. They have been fortunate to have music be a big part of their lives, and can tell you from experience that it just keeps getting more fun!