Armstrong Boulevard Brass Quintet is a traditional brass group (2 Trumpets, Horn, Trombone, Tuba) that also performs Jazz standards and classic and current Pop and Rock. With 100 years of combined performance experience, the ABBQ has the skill to provide brass music appropriate for any life occasion; community concerts, weddings, fairs/festivals, birthdays, anniversaries, church services of any denomination, Christmas and holiday parties, corporate events, memorial services and funerals. Please call for repertoire list. Custom arrangements possible for an additional fee. First 90 miles covered by initial fee. $50 mileage for 91 to 180 miles. Overnight stays covered by customer.
I attended the dedication of the new St. James Area Veterans Memorial and heard the Armstrong Brass play. It was great to hear them play patriotic songs and sing along as they performed the Star spangled Banner.
Response from Armstrong Boulevard Brass Quintet:
Thank you, Steve! I'm glad you enjoyed the event. We were proud to be a part of it!
Price Range: $350.00 base fee and up
Gig Length: 45 - 120 minutes
What to Expect
The ABBQ is a traditional brass quintet that also plays music that is not normally associated with brass quintet.
In concert: you will see us in formal wear and observe a traditional concert experience.
At parties: The ABBQ will interact with the audience in a more casual manner. We may roam through the audience, tell jokes, etc.
At County Fairs or Town Festivals: You will experience a diverse mix of music to appeal to most anyone in the crowd.
At Church Services, Weddings, Memorials, Funerals: The ABBQ provides musical support perfectly fit to your needs in the mood and manner appropriate to the occasion.
On Memorial Day, the Fourth of July or other patriotic observances: You will hear a program of America's most famous patriotic music paired with narration and/or song that will stir your patriotic heart!
The Armstrong Boulevard Brass Quintet was founded in 2015 to provide music for events held at the Viet Nam Traveling Wall Memorial during its southern Minnesota tour that year. The group is comprised of five professional brass players each with over 30 years of performance experience who love the versatility and the variety that performing as a brass quintet provides. Baroque, Classical, Movie and TV Themes, Romantic, Renaissance, Rock, Jazz, and Pop. We play it all!
Additional Booking Notes
Custom Arrangements: requested arrangements are possible for an additional fee.
**ABBQ requests at least 3 months notice when requesting a custom arrangement to insure a quality product for your event or celebration.***
Sound: ABBQ generally performs without amplification. A narration microphone is helpful for crowds over 100 or in open spaces. Please advise if ABBQ needs to provide its own sound system.
Lighting: Area needs to be well lit. Please advise if ABBQ needs to bring its own light source.
Set Length: ABBQ gives the best performance when we can present 45 minutes sets with a 15 or 20 minute break after each set. Longer or all day performances will require longer breaks (depending on repertoire) to ensure a quality performance throughout the entire day.
Upcoming Booked Events
|April 19, 2018 • 7:00pm - 8:00pm||New Ulm Public Library Concert|
|July 25, 2018 • 12:30pm - 2:00pm||Faribault County Fair|
|July 26, 2018 • 12:00pm - 1:00pm||Blue Earth County|
Past Booked Events
|February 11, 2018 • 1:30pm - 4:00pm||Rehearsal/Recording Session|
|January 14, 2018 • 2:00pm - 4:00pm||Rehearsal and Recording Session|
|December 17, 2017 • 9:30am - 10:30am||Grace Lutheran Christmas Service/Waseca|
|November 30, 2017 • 6:30pm - 8:00pm||St. James Library Holiday Concert|
|May 29, 2017 • 10:00am - 11:00am||St. James Memorial Day Observance|
|May 13, 2017 • 5:30pm - 8:30pm||Indian Island Winery - Janesville|
|May 07, 2017 • 5:30pm - 7:30pm||Rehearsal/Recording|
|April 16, 2017 • 8:00am - 9:00am||Easter Service/St. John's the Baptist, Mankato|
|March 26, 2017 • 4:00pm - 6:00pm||Rehearsal and Photo Shoot|
|February 26, 2017 • 1:00pm - 3:30pm||REHEARSAL/RECORDING SESSION|
Music of Albeniz, Bach, Barber, Brahms, Debussy, Dukas, Dvorak, Gabrieli, Gershwin, Handel, Haydn, Holst, Mozart, Offenbach, Pachelbel, Rimsky-Korsakov, Mussorgsky, Purcell, R.V. Williams, Saints-Saens, Scheidt, Tchaikovsky, Tschesnokov and more.
Alexander's Ragtime Band
Bugle Call Rag
Do Nothin' 'til You Hear From Me
Fly Me To The Moon
In A Sentimental Mood
Just A Closer Walk
Kansas City Blues
Little Brown Jug
New York, New York
Nightengale Sang in Berkeley Square
St. Louis Blues
Sweet Georgia Brown
What Are You Doing For The Rest Of Your Life
When I Fall In Love
When The Saints Go Marching In
(Real Book Tunes as requested)
America The Beautiful
Armed Forces Service Songs
Battle Hymn of the Republic
Liberty Bell March
National Emblem March
Requiem for A Soldier from Band of Brothers
Star Spangled Banner
Stars and Stripes Forever
Always Look on the Bright Side of Life
Baby Elephant Walk
Band of Brothers Theme (Requiem for a Soldier)
Cantina Band Theme from Star Wars
Go The Distance from Hercules
James Bond Theme
Captain America Theme
Robin Hood Prince of Thieves Main Title Theme
Magnificent Seven Theme
Magnum P.I. Theme
Police Academy March
Star Trek Theme
Them from the Lone Ranger
Wizard of Oz
At the Mill
Snow Flower Polka
Golden Days Polka
Auf Weidersehen - Schottische
Blue Eyes Waltz
St. Paul Waltz
Aunt Ella's Polka
Laendler No. 20
The Village Tavern
Bad Romance (Lady Gaga)
Can't Buy Me Love (Beatles)
Can't Take My Eyes Off Of You (Frankie Valli)
Carry On Wayward Son (Kansas)
Don't Stop Believin' (Journey)
Eleanor Rigby (Beatles)
Hey Jude (Beatles)
I Want You Back (Michael Jackson)
When I'm 64 (Beatles)
With A Little Help From My Friends (Beatles)
Penny Lane (Beatles)
September (Earth, Wind and Fire)
Some Nights (Fun)
3 Elizabethan Madrigals, Morley
Ave Maria, Bach-Gounod
Canzona per Sonare #2, Gabrieli
Fugue KV626, Mozart
Hallelujah, Amen from Judas Maccabeus, Handel
Hungarian Dance, Brahms
My Spirit Be Joyful, Bach
Prayer from Hansel und Gretel, Humperdinck
Rondo All Turca, Mozart
Simple Gifts, Copland
Trumpet Tune, Stanley
Trumpet Voluntary, Clarke
Voluntary on Old 100th, Purcell
Wachet Auf, Bach
(Custom arrangements available with advance notice)
Armstrong Boulevard BQ has brass arrangements of all the most popular secular and sacred Christmas favorites.
|Thomas Bierer||Trumpet, Cornet and Fluegelhorn|
|Craig Brenden||Trumpet, Cornet and Fluegelhorn|
|David Stordalen||Trombone/Bass Trombone|
Influences & Inspiration
Brass: Philip Jones Ensemble, Canadian Brass, Empire Brass, Summit Brass, Boston Brass, Dallas Brass,
Rock: Beatles, Kansas, Boston, Rush, Rolling Stones, Carlos Santana, Jeff Pocaro, Steve Vai, Joe Satriani
Blues: Stevie Ray Vaughan, Joe Bonamassa, Eric Clapton, Roy Buchanan, Robert Cray
Jazz: Buddy Rich Big Band, Duke Ellington, Count Basie, Thad Jones/Mel Lewis Big Band, Clayton Hamilton Jazz Orchestra, Wynton Marsalis, Dizzy Gillespie, Clifford Brown, Thomas Bacon, Carl Fontana, Frank Rosalino, Louis Armstrong, Gordon Goodwin, Andy Martin, Eric Marienthal, Chick Corea,
Staging: Stage area must be reasonably level and larger than 10 X 15 feet.