HoodleBug Brass is the brass quintet-in-residence at Indiana University of Pennsylvania and is comprised of the four full-time brass faculty within the Department of Music and the Assistant Dean of the College of Fine Arts.
The ensemble performs regularly on the IUP campus and presents numerous clinics and concerts in public schools and churches throughout the region each year.
In 2000, the HoodleBug Brass co-commissioned a new work for concert band and brass quintet by renowned composer Dr. John Cheetham. Concertino
for Brass Quintet and Symphonic Band was premiered at the 2001 PMEA Conference held in Hershey, PA.
In 2016, the HBB premiered Concerto for
Brass Quintet and Orchestra by Pittsburgh composer Nancy Galbraith. The quintet performed the concerto with the Pittsburgh Youth Philharmonic Orchestra, under the direction of Roger Tabler (IUP 1990).
Featured in a prelude to the December 8 Mercy Me, It’s Christmas concert, the Hoodlebug Brass will perform in Toretti Auditorium from 6:15 - 6:45 p.m.
Tickets will include admission to the Mercy Me Concert in the Arena, with a portion of the proceeds going to scholarships and recruiting. You can purchase tickets to this special performance by visiting the Kovalchick Complex Box Office and asking for
the “Hoodlebug Brass” ticket code.