The Tower Brass Quintet has begun celebrating their 28th Season. Although they have built a national reputation, the ensemble’s roots are local, having had its beginnings as a graduate brass group at Bowling Green State University in 1979. After graduating from BGSU and launching their career as a professional chamber music ensemble, the Tower Brass scored international success with a prize-winning performance in 1986 at the International Brass Chamber Music Competition in Barcs, Hungary.
They have since gone on to give more than 500 performances in twenty-five states and have collaborated with several of the world’s other premiere brass ensembles, including the London, Budapest, Annapolis, and American Brass Quintets.
Tower Brass concerts and recordings have been heard on NPR’s All Things Considered, the American Composer's Alliance Series, Voice of America, Hungarian State Radio, and WNCN in New York.
In October, they preformed live on WGTE’s Live from FM91! Program. The Tower Brass Quintet has released seven recordings, including the popular Christmas release Emma’s Christmas.
Members of the Tower Brass Quintet are Brian Bushong and Larry Herman, trumpets; Bernice Schwartz, horn; Dan Saygers, trombone; and David Saygers, tuba. More information on the Tower Brass can be found at www.TowerBrassQuintet.com.
Trinity United Methodist Church is located at 200 N. Summit St. in Bowling Green. The concert marks the Tower Brass’s eighth annual appearance at Trinity. For information call Trinity Church at 419-353-9031.