Southeast Missouri Faculty Brass Quintet to Perform at Courthouse Gazebo


CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo., April 26, 2005 — The newly reformed Southeast Missouri State University Faculty Brass Quintet will perform at 4 p.m. on Sunday, May 1, at the gazebo at the Cape Girardeau Courthouse in downtown Cape Girardeau.

The gazebo is behind the Cape Girardeau Courthouse located on Lorimer Street.

This concert is sponsored by the Arts Council and is free and open to the public.  The program will consist of a wide variety of music including works from the Baroque, Renaissance and Classical periods.  In addition, the quintet will perform selections from “West Side Story” by the American composer, Leonard Bernstein. 

This ensemble has been in existence since the early 1990s but has not been active the past few seasons. However, with the addition of Robert Conger (trombone) to the Southeast music faculty and the availability of Charles Kelley (tuba) and Joe Obermark (French horn), the group has been reborn. The trumpeters in the group are Marc Fulgham and Barry Bernhardt, both faculty members in the Department of Music.  Also included in the ensemble is Michael Gill on drum set who will accompany the group on many ragtime and 20th century works.