The Chillicothe Area Arts Council is bringing the Saint Louis Brass Quintet to Gary Dickinson Performing Arts Center this Sunday, April 2, at 3 p.m. The Saint Louis Brass Quintet combines humor with music.

The Chillicothe Area Arts Council is bringing the Saint Louis Brass Quintet to Gary Dickinson Performing Arts Center this Sunday, April 2, at 3 p.m. The Saint Louis Brass Quintet combines humor with music. Although the members of this group look formal when they perform, audiences are pleasantly surprised at the relaxed and informal atmosphere they create. The ensemble transforms the stuffiness associated with classical chamber music, combining professionalism and showmanship to produce an enjoyable musical experience. The Saint Louis Brass will perform a variety of selections featuring music from their CD “Pops Music of the Americas” and from several other CDs plus their new DVD. Especially for this tour, they will present the premier of Joshua Hobbs “Four Times Five”. Commissioned by the quintet in 2015, it was just recently completed. Humorous demonstrations offered by the quintet have served to enhance their reputation as an extraordinary musical group. One such demonstration will focus on the history of the brass instruments all the way from the time of King Tut to the present including the straight trombone and the French horn fashioned from a twelve foot section of garden hose. Since 1964, the Saint Louis Brass has been performing throughout the country and continues to thrive as a top-notch ensemble. The Quintet has presented hundreds of concerts across this country and in Japan, Germany, India, Norway, Sweden and Mexico. Members of the group include trumpet players Allan Dean, from Yale University and Ray Sasaki from the University of Texas. Jeff Nelsen played horn with Canadian Brass for eight years before becoming a professor at Indiana University. Melvyn Jernigan, formerly with the Saint Louis Symphony, plays trombone and the tubist is Indiana University’s Daniel Perantoni. Several members are well known as soloists and clinicians and also perform with Summit Brass. The box office opens at 2 p.m., and the auditorium doors open 2:30 p.m. Season ticket holders enter first, followed by box office ticket purchasers. For more information, call the Arts Office: 660-646-1173.