HoodleBug Brass Presents Concert

Posted on 9/26/2012 9:33:48 AM
HoodleBug Brass

The HoodleBug Brass, IUP’s Department of Music faculty brass quintet in residence, will present their Fall 2012 recital on Thursday, October 4, 2012, beginning at 8:00 p.m. The performance will be held at Trinity United Methodist Church, located at Fourth and Church streets in Indiana.

The HoodleBug Brass is comprised of the four full-time brass faculty within the Department of Music and the assistant dean of the College of Fine Arts. Members are (pictured left to right) Jack Scandrett, David Ferguson, Zachary Collins, Kevin Eisensmith, and Christian Dickinson.

The program will feature music by American composer John Cheetham and Dutch composer Jan Koetsier. Also, a highlight will be a collection of American classics, including John Philip Sousa’s “Semper Fidelis March,” Fats Waller’s “Ain’t Misbehavin’,” and “I Want to Hold Your Hand” by Lennon and McCartney. The program will conclude with Lew Pollack’s “That’s a Plenty.”

The ensemble performs regularly on the IUP campus and presents numerous clinics and concerts in public schools and churches throughout the region each year. The HoodleBug Brass released its first compact disc, titled Brass Facs’, in March 2004. Their second disc, Off the Trac’s, was released in October 2009. The quintet performs works of all styles, from the Baroque to contemporary and from pop to jazz.

This performance will serve as the “send off” concert for the quintet before the group leaves for Russia on October 7 to participate in brass festivals that will be held in St. Petersburg and Moscow. They will also present master classes at the Rimsky-Korsakov Music College in St. Petersburg and at the Moscow Conservatory.

A “HoodleBug” is a local term for coined for “doodlebug,” the name given to a single-car, self-propelled train or trolley. The HoodleBug Trail is a “rails to trails” project that runs from the southern end of the IUP campus for six miles to the central portion of Indiana County.

Admission is free. However, donations will be accepted and will be used to purchase music to be donated to the Rimsky-Korsakov Music College.

For more information regarding this and other programs, please call the Department of Music, Indiana University of Pennsylvania, at 724-357-2390 or the Lively Arts at 724-357-2787 (ARTS).