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Bay Street Brassworks brings a "toe-tapping, finger-snapping good time" to Messiah College

Bay Street Brassworks
Bay Street Brassworks
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GRANTHAM, Pa. (Feb. 2, 2007) — The Messiah College Cultural Series will present Bay Street Brassworks in concert on Feb. 23 at 8 p.m. in Miller Auditorium in the Climenhaga Fine Arts Center, located on the college’s Grantham campus.  With Bay Street Brassworks’ beautiful harmonies and energetic fanfare, Messiah College brings “Big-City Culture Just Minutes from Home” to central Pennsylvania.  Tickets can be purchased for $20 at the door or by calling the Messiah College ticket office at (717) 691-6036. 

Founded in 1995, Bay Street Brassworks performs a wide variety of musical genres ranging from classical music to Dixieland jazz, show tunes, classic rock, movie music and anything in between. Due to their versatility, the quintet has performed at musical engagements ranging from opening Major League baseball games to world premier performances and clinics alongside the American Brass Quintet and numerous other world-renowned artists.  After releasing their first CD in 2002, Bay Street Brassworks went on to receive first prize at the New York Brass Conference Brass Quintet Competition in 2003. The professional ensemble includes accomplished musicians Glen Johnson on trumpet, Brian Shook on trumpet, Eric Kuper on horn, David Dochterman on trombone, Benjamin Miles on tuba and Amin Gumbs on percussion.  Displaying incredible musicianship and concern for the upcoming generation of musicians, the group spends considerable amounts of their time mentoring young brass players across the country and performing at hundreds of educational programs, demonstration concerts, master classes and individual instructional clinics.

The Cultural Series is a public, five-part annual performance series sponsored by Messiah College. The series will conclude its 2006-2007 season by hosting The Princely Players on March 2.

Messiah College, a private Christian college of the liberal and applied arts and sciences, enrolls more than 2,800 undergraduate students in 50 majors. Established in 1909, the primary campus is located in Grantham, Pa., near the state capital of Harrisburg. A satellite campus affiliated with Temple University is located in Philadelphia.
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