Celebration Brass Quintet of Minnesota
Welcome to the web site for the Celebration Brass Quintet of Minnesota !
Don't miss our 2014 performances:
Family of Christ Lutheran, Andover
16345 Polk Street Northeast Andover, MN
Sunday April 20, 2014 8:45 am & 10:30 am (15 min earlier for preludes)
Hennepin County Government Center Plaza, Minneapolis
300 South Sixth Street, Minneapolis, MN
Wednesday afternoon August 7, 2014 from noon to 1:00 p.m.
Landscape Arboretum, Chaska
3675 Arboretum Blvd, Chaska MN
Sunday August 10, 2014 from 1:30 to 3:00 p.m.
Lake Harriet Band Shell, Minneapolis
4135 West Lake Harriet Parkway, Minneapolis, MN
Sunday August 17, 2014 from 2:00 pm to 3:30 p.m.
Centennial Lakes, Edina
7499 France Avenue S., Edina MN
Monday August 18, 2014 from 7 to 8:00 p.m.
Como Park Pavilion, St. Paul
1360 N Lexington Pkwy, St. Paul, MN
Friday August 22, 2014 from 7:00 to 8:00 p.m.
The Celebration Brass Quintet was founded in 2001 by members of the Minnetonka Symphony Orchestra and began its career as artists-in-residence at Gethsemane Lutheran Church in Hopkins. Drawing from a library of over 300 arrangements, the quintet has developed a wide repertoire in a variety of musical genres, including jazz, Dixieland, ragtime, classical, show tunes, and "golden oldies." The Celebration Brass has played at numerous venues across the Twin Cities area, including Music Association of Minnetonka concerts, weddings, churches, arts centers, retail stores and senior residences.
To reserve the quintet for your celebration or event, call (952) 545-6477 for availability and rates.
For general information, email us at CelebrationBrass@Comcast.Net
Arrangements from over 300 titles: Click Here for Sample Programs
We inspired an original piece of art by our Artist-in-Residence - Ashley Mecum
|Steve Lea - Trumpet *
Steve Lea graduated
with a Bachelor of Music degree from Concordia College, Moorhead, MN. He
currently performs with the Minnetonka Symphony, Minnetonka Band,
Celebration Brass, Cannon Brass Choir, Silver Lake Brass and the Maple
Grove Jazz Ensemble. Steve also arranges and directs instrumental music
for Family of Christ Lutheran in Ham Lake, MN on a
weekly basis. In real life he is a mild mannered Operational Loss Risk
Analyst with USBancorp.
* Founding Member
|Betty Mackay - Trumpet *
Betty pursued her
music studies at Augsburg College. She is a member of Brava! Brass
Quintet and has played for over 30 years with the Da Capo Brass Quintet,
whose performances include the Prairie Home Companion and Minnesota
Public Radio's Live From Landmark concert series, and numerous recitals
at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts. Betty is also a member of the
Minnetonka Symphony Orchestra and also has performed with the Dakota
Valley Symphony, the Dakota Valley Summer Pops Orchestra, the Kenwood
Orchestra, Allegro Symphonia, and the Minneapolis Civic Orchestra. Betty
performs regularly with theater groups across the Twin Cities area,
including the Gilbert and Sullivan Very Light Opera Company, the
Lakeshore Players, the Moundsview Community Theater, the Cross Community
Players, the Maquers Theater and the Morris Park Players.
|Chris Hahn - French Horn
Chris studied music
at the University of Wisconcin Eau Claire. He is presently a member of
the Cannon Choir of Brass and the Gilbert and Sullivan Very Light Opera
company. He has also performed with the Encore Wind Ensemble, the St.
Paul Civic and Minnetonka Symphonies, as well as several musicals in and
around the Twin Cities. Chris joined the Celebration Brass in
|Kevin Duggins - Trombone
Kevin graduated from Indiana University with a Master of Music degree in trombone performance. He plays in Brio Brass and the Minnetonka Concert Band and he has played with several other groups in the Twin Cities, including the Minnetonka Symphony, the Cities Orchestra, Universal Jazz, Moundsview Community Theater, and the Calhoun-Isles Community Band. Some of the other musical groups Kevin has performed with include the South Dakota Symphony, the Sioux City (Iowa) Symphony, Columbus (Indiana) Pro Musica, Cumberland County (Tennessee) Playhouse and The Carpenters.
|Bob Mecum - Tuba *
Bob pursued performance music studies at Pepperdine University, Malibu CA, California State University at Los Angeles, and at California State University at Fullerton. He is currently is a freelance Tubist and has played with Minneapolis area groups, such as the Minnetonka Symphony Orchestra, the John Philip Sousa Memorial Band, and Southern California groups, such as Hour of Power Television Orchestra and Glory of Christmas/Easter Pageants- Schuller Ministries. Bob plays his 1977 Mirafone 186-5U tuba in performance.