This week I’m honored that Montavilla Brass will be playing the presidential inauguration for Lewis and Clark College’s new president, Wim Wiewel.
Our quintet has been at its best this year, and I know we tackled some challenging and rewarding music preparing for their graduation in the Spring. Its really cool for the group to have this relationship with the College and to be a part of its special occasions.
It’s also really a full circle moment for me, as we are playing an arrangement of Holst’s second suite, which I played in band my senior year of high school. I remember it being a challenging piece back then. Now I am blazing through it in a quintet arrangement with multiple parts jammed into my one!
Gig Count: 29