Founded in 1964, the Saint Louis Brass Quintet is one of America's longest standing brass quintets. Members of the St. Louis Symphony originally formed the Saint Louis Brass to play children's concerts around the St. Louis area. Soon though, they had expanded to present full-length concerts funded by the National Endowment for the Arts, the Missouri Arts Council, and the Mid-America Arts Alliance. now, forty years and more than 2,500 engagements later, the only original member still in the group - and the only one who actually lives in St. Louis - is trombonist Melvyn Jernigan, who retired from teh St. Louis Symphony after 35 years. The other quintet members hold top positions across the United States: professors at Yale, University of Texas, Austin, and Indiana University.
The Saint Louis Brass Quintet performs the entire spectrum of great music for brass - from the works of today's composers to Baroque and Renaissance music transcribed for modern instruments. Light-hearted entertainment intertwines with serious classical music.
The Saint Louis Brass Quintet will perform a concert at the North Dakota Museum of Art in Grand Forks at 2 p.m. on Sunday, March 24. They will take the stage at Mayville State University's Classroom Building Auditorium on Monday, March 25, beginning at 7:30 p.m. Tickets will be available at the door on the evening of the event.