‘Yuletide Brass’ comes to SheldonAs the nights get colder and the snowflakes start to fly, the Sheldon Theatre Brass Band is warming up for its annual holiday concert at the Sheldon.
As the nights get colder and the snowflakes start to fly, the Sheldon Theatre Brass Band is warming up for its annual holiday concert at the Sheldon.
The “Yuletide Brass” performance, which will be at 7 p.m. Nov. 29 and at 2 p.m. Nov. 30, will be filled with seasonal favorites.
“Their shows are always energetic and fun for the whole family, as they play traditional sing-along songs and feature some of their own musicians with great solos,” Sheldon officials said. “The Sheldon Brass Band brings to life the spirit of the season.”
Jim Kurschner is current director of the brass band, which was founded in 1989 as the resident performing ensemble at the restored T. B. Sheldon Theatre.
The 30-or-so-piece group is based on the traditional British brass band, using cornets, flugel horn, alto horns, baritone horns, euphoniums, trombones, tubas and percussion.
The band repertoire’s includes a heritage of great marches, overtures, classical transcriptions, test pieces, jazz and popular tunes, and a wealth of of music originally written for the Salvation Army.
In addition to its regular concert series at the Sheldon Theatre, the band performs at other concert halls, community festivals, parks, colleges, and churches. The ensemble has also participated several times in the annual North American Brass Band Association Championships.
Tickets are $15 for adults and $8 for students. Call (651) 388-8700 or (800) 899-5759 or go online to www.sheldontheatre.org.