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High Plains Arts Council presents New Orleans-style brass band

 

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The Funky Butt Band will perform their brand of New Orleans-style music live this Friday at the Sidney High School Performing Arts Center beginning at 7 p.m. Pictured from left are band members Adam Hucke, Austin Cebulske, Tim Halpin, Ron Sikes, Aaron Chandler and Cody Henry.

The High Plains Art Council presents the Funky Butt Brass Band this Friday, April 22, at the Sidney High School Performing Arts Center.

The band formed in 2008 and is comprised of six members: Tim Halpin (guitar, vocals), Austin Cebulske (sax, vocals), Aaron Chandler (trombone, vocals), Ron Sikes (drums), Adam Hucke (trumpet, vocals) and Cody Henry (sousaphone).

Integrating influences from traditional New Orleans brass, the band puts their own "twist" on the music they perform.

"In the style of the Dirty Dozen Brass Band, Rebirth and Bonerama," Halpin said. "But at any given gig, chances...



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