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Houston Brass Band

Date: Nov 16, 2019
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Houston Brass Band will return to the Festival Concert Hall stage at 3:00 pm on Saturday, November 16. Led by Houston Symphony trumpeter Robert Walp, the band will perform a lively and entertaining program of British brass band music.

Houston Brass Band was formed in 2000 by several brass music enthusiasts, inspired by the British film Brassed Off, and was a casual ensemble. In 2006 HBB asked Robert Walp to coach the cornet section. Mr. Walp, Assistant Principal Trumpet of the Houston Symphony, worked with the cornets, then the entire ensemble. The group's enthusiasm led to Mr. Walp becoming that Band's first Music Director. Under Robert Walp's expert direction, Houston Brass Band began a period of significant improvement, transforming it from a local community group to the professional-level organization you see and hear today.

Adult $25. Student $10. General seating. Buy tickets online, by calling 979-249-3129, or at the door. Concert tickets will be held at the will call table on the west side of the concert hall. Doors open at 2:00 PM.

Lunch will be available prior to the concert at 12:45 PM in the Menke House Dining Hall, by reservation only. Purchase meals here or by phone when you buy your concert tickets in advance. The buffet-style pre-concert meal has become a favorite among concertgoers. Chef's Choice Menu includes entree, salad bar, vegetable, bread, dessert, iced tea and coffee.

Overnight accommodations are available on campus for this concert weekend. Call the office or send email to reservations@festivalhill.org to make reservations or inquiries.
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