Deschutes Public Library News
Cascade Brass Toot Their Own Horns
Posted By: Liz Goodrich
Date Posted: 12/10/2006
For eight years, five local musicians have been tooting their own horns around Central Oregon as the Cascade Brass Quintet. During December, the quintet will be performing at the Bend Public Library on December 16 at 3:00 p.m. and at the Sisters Public Library on December 21 at 6:00 p.m. The Sisters event is part of the Café Libri series. The performances are free and open to the public.
“We play everything,” states Tom Barber, who does duty as the group’s tuba player and arranges many of the group’s tunes, “from Baroque to Dixieland.” Both performances will feature mostly holiday favorites guaranteed to get visitors in the spirit! You might also hear movie soundtrack tunes or an old standby by Mozart.
“Traditionally, brass quintets consist of a tuba, two trumpets, a French horn and a trombone and are popular for the bold and distinctive way the five horns blend together,” says Barber. Barber, a retired music teacher is joined by computer engineer Doug Pike, who plays the French Horn, Bruce Emerson, trombone player and physics teacher, retired environmental engineer and trumpet player, Bob Shimek and music teacher and trumpet player, Greg Byers.
This program is free and open to the public. For more information, please call 312-1032.