Friday, March 18, 2011
Hey, Nice Brass!
The next concert in the Dickinson Area Concert Association's current season was tonight: a brass and percussion group called River City 6. We continue to be pleased with the quality of the performances offered in the concert series. The gentlemen in this group tonight were not only very gifted musicians, but they were also funny and all-around entertaining. We were amazed at their beautiful sound, impressive technique, and range of song styles (from classical to traditional religious to early 20th-century pop music to American musicals, etc.). The lone percussionist, who remained in the background most of the night (supporting the two trumpets, euphonium, trombone, and tuba), got a chance to shine, too, with a xylophone solo that demonstrated his speed and dexterity with the mallets. Time flew, and the concert ended too quickly.