Delaware State University to hold annual Brass Day April 13

The United States Navy Band Brass Quintet will perform at Delaware State University’s Brass Day. (Submitted photo)

DOVER – The Delaware State University Department of Music will present its 11th annual Brass Day on Saturday, April 13.  Events begin at 10 a.m. in Parlor A. of the MLK Jr. Student Center.

The daylong event is free and open to the public.

Guests include the United States Navy Band Brass Quintet and tubist/educator/composer Andrew Spang of the Lyric Brass Quintet.

This year there will be participant ensembles that will be directed by Andrew Spang and DSU faculty members Dr. Patrick Hoffman and Dr. Frank Gazda. These ensembles are open to students and players of all levels and will perform prior to the afternoon concert by the United States Navy Band Brass Quintet.

Attendees planning on playing in one of the ensemble should contact Dr. Gazda at to pre-register and obtain the music for those sessions.

There will also be a chamber music coaching session led by Mr. Spang.  If you are a member of a group or have a student ensemble that would like to play in this class, or would like more info on the day’s activities, contact Dr. Gazda at


10:00 a.m.: Delaware State University Brass Concert

10:30 a.m.: Chamber music masterclass with Andrew Spang

11:30 a.m.: Break

12:00 p.m.: Participant ensembles led by Andrew Spang, Dr. Patrick Hoffman and Dr. Frank Gazda

1:00 p.m.: US Navy Band Brass Quintet Individual Instrument Masterclasses

2:00 p.m.: Participant Ensembles

2:45 p.m.: “Opening Act” participant ensembles informal performance

3:00 p.m.: US Navy Band Brass Quintet Concert

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