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4e83d3f0257a5 Mr. Tierney directing the full Goessel Brass Ensemble in performance at the Tabor College Fine Arts Center
The Goessel trumpets with the 2 trumpets from the American Brass Quintet - Ray Mase and Kevin Cobb
Baritones and Tubas with Bass Trombone of the quintet - John Rojak
French Horns with Dave Wakefield
Goessel students playing for the trombonist of the group - Mike Powell
Alex, Zach, and Nate listening intently
Braden was brave and played his state audition music for the trumpet masterclass
Jake chose to play "Smoke on the Water"
Kellen and Matt playing with a pro!
Jennifer getting some great ideas to be a better horn player
Anna playing beautifully!
Mr. Tierney directing the full Goessel Brass Ensemble in performance at the Tabor College Fine Arts Center

Students attend Masterclass by world renowned American Brass Quintet

Tabor College Fine Arts Center

by Robert Tierney

Goessel Brass Ensemble directed by Rob Tierney

The American Brass Quintet is a legendary chamber ensemble in the world of classical music.  We were lucky enough to participate in a masterclass held at Tabor college a day before their performance in Hillsboro.  The quintet is in residence at the prestigious Julliard school of music in New York City and is known internationally as one of the finest brass groups ever.

17 students from Goessel performed in a large brass ensemble for the group and received coaching.  Smaller classes broke off for each individual instrument, and we were delighted with a short performance demonstration from the quintet.

It was truly an amazing experience for all who attended.

The Goessel Brass Ensemble:

TRUMPET (* = JH student)
Braden Unruh
Grant Flaming
Stephan Goertzen
Carolin Wetzel
Sarah Booth
Chase Flaming*

Anna Wiens*
Jennifer Meysing*

Bruce Benjamin
Jake Herrel
Kellen Froese
Darren Hammond
Matt Regier*

Nathan Czarnowsky
Zach Wiens*

Alex Schmidt
Arik Schmidt


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