Chattanooga Now United States Navy Band's Brass Quintet playing free concert at UTC

Chattanooga Now United States Navy Band's Brass Quintet playing free concert at UTC

September 14th, 2017 by Staff Report in Chattnow Music

The Navy Brass Quintet is one of eight chamber groups from within the U.S. Navy Band. The ensemble is currently on a five-city tour covering 1,300 miles.

Photo by Stephen Hassay

If you go

› What: U.S. Navy Band Brass Quintet

› Where: UTC Fine Arts Center, 752 Vine St.

› When: 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 19

› Admission: Free

› For more information: 423-425-4601

Chattanooga is one of five cities in two states selected to host a performance by the United States Navy Band's Brass Quintet on its fall tour. The quintet will play a free concert in UTC's Fine Arts Center at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 19.

Navy personnel who will perform at UTC are Chief Musician Brandon Almagro, trumpet, New Berlin, Wisc.; Chief Musician Carl Lindquist, trumpet, Sandusky, Ohio; Chief Musician Jason Ayoub, French horn, El Paso, Texas; Chief Musician Colin Wise, trombone, Hampshire, Ill.; and Musician 1st Class James Hicks, tuba, Lake Butler, Fla.

Since 1971, the Navy Band Brass Quintet has performed at ceremonies and events throughout the Washington area, including high-profile performances at the White House, Pentagon, State Department and Washington Navy Yard. Notable performances included inaugural events for President George W. Bush and Vice President Richard Cheney in 2000 and 2004, the dedication of the Flight 93 Memorial in Shanksville, Penn., and remembrance services at the National 9/11 Pentagon Memorial.

The quintet's repertoire includes over 400 works spanning six centuries, with many compositions arranged by its members. The ensemble's performance at UTC will include eight pieces ranging from classical — J.S. Bach's Fugue in G Minor — to "Jive for Five" by Paul Nagle.

One of the U.S. Navy Band's primary responsibilities involves touring the country. All the band's performing units make annual concert tours through specified regions of the country. The concerts are meant to be entertaining to veterans, families, individuals as well as anyone interested in joining the Navy.