Foothills Brass bringing “Serious Fun” this Sunday

Lulu Performing Arts

Press Release

Wednesday, February 12 2020

This Sunday, February 23, one of Canada’s finest brass ensembles, the Foothills Brass Quintet, will perform a concert for young and old at 2:30 p.m. at the Community Hall.

The concert will feature music to suit every taste - music by Handel, Penella, Shostakovich, Jelly Roll Morton, Gershwin, Miles Davis and more. Everything from Baroque to 20th Century, from opera to jazz and even a little country music will be on tap. 

Foothills Brass has performed up to 200 concerts a year across North America, Europe and the Middle East during its 38-year history. It is one of the Foothills Brass’s missions to inspire young people to take up music. In addition to playing theatre concerts across the country, they’ve also performed for about one million students in schools. 

The members of the Calgary-based group who hail from across Canada, include one member from Salt Spring – trumpeter Derrick Milton. Trombonist Carsten Rubeling, the youngster of the group, took up trombone after hearing the Foothills Brass at his elementary school. Trumpeter Chris Morrison, and Rosalee Morrison on French horn ‑ the founders of Foothills Brass ‑ met Derrick at the Banff School of Fine Arts in the early 1970s. Rounding out the bottom of the quintet is orchestral tubist, Jean Francois Cotnoir. 

There is special family ticket pricing for the show. Kids 16 and under are free when accompanied with an adult ticket(s) purchased at $25 in advance from North Road Sports or $30 at the door.