C Street Brass Visits the Island

The brass quintet C Street Brass presented a community concert in the Hubbard Performance Hall and led a masterclass for students in the Wind Ensemble on Monday, February 24.

The quintet features trumpeters Scott Nadelson and John Ehrenburg, trombonists Gabriel Colby and Hakeem Bilal, and horn player John Carroll.

“If you really love playing music then we encourage you to play it live and write it yourself. The whole point of music is to share it with those around you, and it is even more meaningful to share it when it is your own,” said Scott Nadelson, one of the founders of the group. “People in the audience want to hear you and want you to play well, so don’t be nervous — just embrace it and have fun with it!”

At the end of the concert, the musicians shared advice with students about performing in front of large audiences, writing their own original music, and trying new things. They also offered tips and thoughts about how to pursue a career in music. After the discussion, the group played some requested songs as well as some of their personal favorites.

For more information about C Street Brass, connect to their website.

C Street Brass’s visit to the Island was made possible with the support from William and Mary sand, both former Loomis Chaffee music teachers. Bill was Concert Band director and Mary taught flute and coached a Flute Choir.