Canadian Brass comes marchin’ in to perform at Festival Boca
Multi-shot photo by Mike Gora
Other photos by Barbara McCormick
BOCA RATON — The Canadian Brass marched into the amphitheater at Mizner Park Saturday evening in the style of a New Orleans funeral procession, announced that they had played their encore first, and went on to delight the crowd with a wide variety of the outstanding selections from Bach to Porgy and Bess.
While the group is historically known as Canadian Brass, music teachers all over the United States can take great pride in where these guys actually come from. Only one, trombone virtuoso Keith Dyrda, is actually Canadian, from Manitoba. Trumpet players Chris Coletti and Brandon Ridenour are from New York and Michigan respectively, tuba man Chuck Dallenbach is from Wisconsin, and Eric Reed, horn, is from Indiana.