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High Plains Arts Council Brightens Holiday Season with Concert performed by Nebraska Brass

Mark your calendars for December 21, 2023

Known for their musical precision and style as well as engaging and humorous commentary, Nebraska Brass has been preserving the great American tradition of brass music for the last thirty-six years. Performing an inventive mix of Dixieland, jazz, and classical music, each season they present a five concert series in cities across Nebraska. This one-night only performance by one of the Midwest's most popular brass quintets will include festive favorites and familiar chestnuts, along with a few toe tapping holiday gems to make spirits bright.

Nebraska Brass is composed of some of Nebraska's most accomplished professional brass players, with Dean Haist on trumpet, Brad J. Obbink on trumpet, Richard Ricker on horn, Mark Mendell on trombone, and Bo Atlas on tuba. These musicians have a wealth of experience and members have performed with the Omaha Symphony Orchestra, Lincoln's Symphony Orchestra, Nebraska Jazz Orchestra, Dallas Symphony, Chicago Symphony Orchestra, and Mannheim Steamroller. Members have performed throughout the United States, Europe, South America, Japan, Australia, and the Caribbean. In addition to their busy performing schedules, Nebraska Brass members are educators who are teaching in Nebraska and Iowa public schools and at Nebraska Wesleyan University and the University of Nebraska, Lincoln. Educating students is a priority for Nebraska Brass, and through the educational outreach program Brass Goes to School, the ensemble has reached thousands of students.

This show will be held at 7 p.m. on Thursday, December 21st, in the Sidney High School Performing Arts Center. Tickets for A Nebraska Brass Christmas are $15 for adults, $10 for seniors, $5 for students (including WNCC), and children under 5 are free. They will be available at the door.


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