Tampa Brass Quintet Showing Great Musical Line Up

Fall: cooler weather, the end of a semester, and the anticipation of a relaxing winter break. But little do some people know, along with the seasonal change, comes an exciting array of musical concerts.

This Monday, October 22nd at 7:30 p.m., is just one of the few performances being featured in the Minaret’s Concert Series. The Brass Quintet offers a wide variety of talent and musical background, not to mention that some of the men contributing to its success are members of our very own Faculty.

Ayric Brian and Lyle Manwaring on the trumpet, Richard Sparrow on the horn, Donald Zegel playing the trombone, and Jeffrey Traster on the tuba make up the Quintet. The musicians also come from very colorful backgrounds- Ayric Brian teaches trumpet at St. Petersburg College and has played with numerous bands, Lyle Manwaring is a music director at Tampa Prep, Richard Sparrow has been playing horn professionally with the Florida Orchestra since 1984, Donald Zegel was a member of the U.S. Army Band, and Dr. Jeffery Traster currently holds the position of Chair of the Department of Music at UT.

With these kinds of qualifications, how could one expect any less than spectacular from their upcoming performance? The concert, which will be held in Plant Hall’s Grand Salon, features pieces from artists such as, Vernon Taranto Jr., Percy A. Grainger, Mozart, Walter S. Hartley, Henry Fillmore, and selections from the musical “West Side Story.”

With a great musical line up and prestigious members, the Brass Quintet is sure to put on a great performance. So if this Monday Oct. 22 finds you searching for great entertainment make your way to the Grand Salon at 7:30 p.m. and check out the Tampa Brass Quintet.

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