brass fest iii

september 30 - october 1, 2016

The brass faculty of the UW-Madison School of Music is proud to host Brass Fest III! The Wisconsin Brass Quintet (ensemble in residence at UW-Madison) will be featured with international brass superstars the Stockholm Chamber Brass for two days of concerts, master-classes and clinics. 


Friday, September 30, 2016

9:00 AM              Registration Open

10AM-12PM          Open Brass Ensemble rehearsal- SCB and WBQ (Mills Hall)

2:25-4PM             Open Masterclasses - Stockholm Chamber Brass

- Trumpet Master Class

- Trombone Master Class

- Horn Master Class

- Tuba Master Class

4-7PM                   Vendor booths open

8PM                      Stockholm Chamber Brass Concert (Mills)


Saturday, October 1, 2016

10AM-12PM          Open Brass Ensemble rehearsal- SCB and WBQ (Mills Hall)

12-2:30PM            Vendor booths open

2:30-4PM             WBQ Master Class (Mills Hall)

-Performance and Clinic on chamber music for high school students and festival guests

4-5PM                  Rehearsal with Brass Fest participants with WBQ (Mills Hall)

5-7PM                  Vendor booths open

8PM                     Brass Ensemble Concert (Mills Hall)

- SCB, WBQ, college student extras and high school participants



Area high school band students are invited to work with the members of Wisconsin Brass Quintet and the Stockholm Chamber Brass for Brass Fest’s culminating concert. WBQ will be visiting eight Madison-Area High Schools to give master classes and work with brass students on Gabrieli’s Sonata Duodecimi Toni.  Students will gather on October 1 on UW-Madison’s campus in a large group rehearsal. The Stockholm Chamber Brass will work with students in a fun, educational clinic on Sonata Duodecimi Toni.  Participants will then join the WBQ and the SCB on the Mills Hall stage for a huge Brass Fest performance of this magnificent work!


WBQ High School visits will take place September 12- 29, 2016. To schedule a master class/workshop with WBQ, please contact Beth Larson at (608) 265-2173 or email

Student registration will open in September 2016 for participation in Brass Fest III.