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Dallas Brass, students to share Staples stage

Updated 10:48 am, Thursday, April 17, 2014
  • Dallas Brass will perform in concert at Staples High School on Wednesday evening, April 23. Westport music students will perform one number with the group. Tickets are $5 and will be available at the door. Photo: Contributed Photo, Contributed / Darien News
    Dallas Brass will perform in concert at Staples High School on Wednesday evening, April 23. Westport music students will perform one number with the group. Tickets are $5 and will be available at the door. Photo: Contributed Photo, Contributed

 

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Dallas Brass, a horn quintet that has toured nationally and released six albums, will perform in a concert with Westport music students on Wednesday, April 23, in the Staples High School auditorium.

The concert is at 7 p.m., and one song will include musicians from the town's two middle schools and the high school, sponsors said in a news release.

Tickets are $5 and will be available at the door.

Founded in 1983 by trombonist Michael Levine, Dallas Brass' repertoire includes classical masterpieces, Dixieland, swing, Broadway, Hollywood and patriotic music, according to its website.

Levine remains the group's director and trombonist. Others in the group include two trumpet players, a tuba player and a musician who plays alto horn and flugelhorn. A percussionist completes the ensemble.

The band bills its shows as family events.

"Our ideal audience has a range in ages from 5 to 95," Levine says on the Dallas Brass website. "Our goal is to entertain and enrich by playing great music, while showing our audience how much we enjoy what we do."

The Westport concert is sponsored by the Staples Music Department, Staples Music Parents Association, the Westport PTA Cultural Arts, and the PTAs of Bedford and Coleytown middle schools.