Zenith Brass

Zenith Brass Celebrates 20th Anniversary with Free Concert at Oakland University

Zenith Brass will celebrate its twentieth season of brass music concerts at 7 pm, Sunday, May 17 at Oakland University’s Varner Recital Hall.  This free concert entitled “Unforgettable Brass” will feature a wide variety of music performed by some of the area’s top youth musicians.  Joining the current members will be eight alumni from the classes of 1998 to 2014.

Music ranges from symphonic to crooner, from Tchaikovsky and Beethoven to Sinatra and Hoagy Carmichael. Director Mark Petty says that the concert will contain something unforgettable for listeners of all ages. The program will have an interesting commentary on each piece by the announcer, Petty added.

Zenith Brass is a charitable organization and all donations are tax-deductible.

For the complete program and more information about this energetic group of teenage musicians, go to www.zenithbrass.org.

The program includes:

Symphony 5 Finale           Triumphant Finale to Tchaikovsky’s fifth symphony
Semper Liberi                   Patriotic fanfare by Robert W. Smith
Downland Suite Prelude    John Ireland’s brass band composition depicting Sussex
Adagio Cantabile               Beethoven’s soothing movement from his Sonata Pathetique
Kansas Wildcats                Sousa’s march written for Kansas State University
Adagio                              Samuel Barber’s famous Adagio for Strings transcribed for brass
Stardust                            Hoagy Carmichael, featuring the French  Horn section
My Way                            Frank Sinatra’s signature song

Five Lakes Silver Band

In Benefit Concert!

Friday, May 15th, 2015 – 7:30 PM

Tenth Life, Inc. Presents 6th Annual Benefit Concert


featuring the “Five Lakes Silver Band”

WOODSIDE CHURCH, 1509 E. Court Street, Flint, MI

FLINT — “BRITISH BASH”The Five Lakes Silver Band invites you to its annual concert assisting the 10th Life organization of Flint, Michigan – supporting the prevention of cruelty to animals. The concert, entitled “British Bash!” will be presented on Friday, May 15th, 2015 at 7:30 PM at Woodside Church, 1509 E. Court Street in Flint, Michigan.

Great selections of British musical favorites are on offer, including William Walton’s stirring Spitfire Prelude and Fugue (honoring the air heroes of the Battle of Britain in WWII), great music of the Tudor era in Music of the Elizabethan Court arranged by Elgar Howarth, as well as Eric Ball’s beautiful Free Fantasia for brass band. Bob Woodard will perform the popular As If We Never Said Goodbye by Andrew Lloyd-Webber (from the musical Sunset Boulevard) on solo Trombone. The British view of classic musical styles from the American film industry will be revealed with Hollywood! by Goff Richards. Even a bit of exciting Celtic dance music will be performed – with the now-classic Riverdance by Bill Whelan!

Bring the whole family and join in with the FLSB on a “British Bash!”

Five Lakes Silver Band

Founded in 2006, Five Lakes Silver Band is an internationally acclaimed British style Brass Band based in Royal Oak, Michigan. Comprised of volunteer brass and percussion musicians, the FLSB draws its members from music professionals in orchestras, big bands, and chamber ensembles as well as collegiate and secondary music educators from Michigan and the Great Lakes region.