HoodleBug Faculty Brass Quintet to Present Recital

Posted on 12/2/2010 9:09:47 PM

The HoodleBug Brass will present its Fall 2010 recital on Tuesday, December 7, 2010, beginning at 8:00 p.m. in the Gorell Recital Hall. This program is free and open to the general public.

The HoodleBug Brass is the brass quintet-in-residence at Indiana University of Pennsylvania, and is composed of the four full-time and one part-time brass faculty members within the Department of Music. The ensemble performs regularly on the IUP campus and presents numerous clinics and concerts in public schools and churches throughout the region each year. The HoodleBug Brass released its first compact disc, Brass Fac’s, in March 2004. Its second disc, Off the Trac’s, was released in October 2009. The quintet performs works of all styles, from the Baroque to contemporary, pop, and jazz.

The first half of the program will feature music by Handel, Bozza, and the Beatles. The second half of the recital will begin with the world premiere performance of “Suite for Brass Quintet” by Dr. Jack Stamp. Dr. Stamp composed this work for the HoodleBug Brass and will briefly describe the work prior to its performance. The recital will then conclude with selections for the season, including premiere performances of works arranged by Dr. David Ferguson and Dr. Keith Young.

HoodlebugA “HoodleBug” is a local term for “doodlebug,” the name given to a single-car, self-propelled train or trolley. At the southern end of the IUP campus can be found the Hoodlebug Trail. This is a six-mile recreation and commuter trail located in the central portion of Indiana County.

For more information regarding this and other programs, please call the Department of Music, Indiana University of Pennsylvania, at 357-2390.