Dr. Bruce Briney
Concert Name: "Sounds of Home"
When: To Be Determined
Where: Morrison Auditorium, Quincy, Illinois
Conductor: Dr. Trent Hollinger
|Due to the national Coronavirus crisis and restrictions on public gatherings, the Quincy Concert Band's spring concert has unfortunately been canceled. We hope to bring Dr. Bruce Briney and "Sounds of Home" to our audience at a later date.|
renowned trumpet player Dr. Bruce Briney will join the Quincy Concert
Band as it presents “Sounds of Home: Folk Songs from the Old and New
World.” Conducted by Dr. Trent Hollinger, the QCB will take the stage
at 2:30 p.m., Sunday, March 22 in Quincy Junior High School’s Morrison
Theater. The band will accompany Briney in Carl Höhne’s “Slavonic
Fantasy for Cornet and Band,” showcasing his virtuosic
honored by the invitation to solo,” Briney said.
“Höhne is an
old friend that I usually play on the cornet.” A
music professor at Western Illinois University, Briney has been the
music director for the Quincy Symphony Orchestra since 2007, and during
his tenure, concert attendance and season subscriptions have
grown. He has performed and presented at conventions across
the country, including the International Trumpet Guild Convention, the
Midwest International Band and Orchestra Clinic and the North American
Association of Brass Bands.
“Many in the Tri-States know Bruce as the Quincy Orchestra conductor,” Hollinger said. “However, Bruce was first a nationally renowned trumpet artist. I am thrilled to showcase Bruce on a virtuosic cornet solo with our national award-winning concert band. The concert will be the highlight of the spring for Quincy.”
Among the other pieces, the QCB also will perform Malcom Arnold’s “Tam O’Shanter Overture” depicting the classic Robert Burns poem of the same name. A masterwork for band Herbert Owen Reed’s “La Fiesta Mexicana - A Mexican Folk Song Symphony for Concert Band” promises to immerse the audience in Mexican culture with depictions of fireworks, a parade, a mass and a mariachi performance. Two seldom-performed John Phillip Sousa marches -- “Mother Goose March” and "Mother Hubbard March” -- will provide a stroll through childhood folk songs.
There is no charge for admission. However, donations are accepted to help the band cover expenses. The all-volunteer Quincy Concert Band features musicians come from all walks of life — educators, engineers, journalists, plumbers and farmers. Last summer, the QCB received second place in the Community Band Division for the American Prize — the second time in four years. It also was a finalist in the Community Ensemble division of the American Prize’s Ernst Bacon Memorial Award for Performance of American Music.
For more information, or to join the band, please contact Dr. Hollinger at firstname.lastname@example.org, or board president John Schneider at email@example.com. You can find us on Facebook by searching for "Quincy Concert Band".