Brass Day

Mark your calendars!

Brass Day 2016 will take place on Saturday, October 22, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. Registration is now available online.

Brass Day is an annual celebration of brass. This year's program features Western’s faculty brass quintet Musica Quinta and guest artist Andrew McCandless, principal trumpet of the Toronto Symphony Orchestra and professor at the Glenn Gould School at the Royal Conservatory of Music. Brass Day includes concerts, clinics and a vendor room. Open to brass enthusiasts of all ages.

andrew mccandless

   Andrew McCandless
   Principal trumpet, Toronto Symphony Orchestra

Cost: $25 (includes lunch)

  • Masterclasses and workshops
  • Lessons and clinics
  • Concerts featuring guest artists, Western faculty and students
  • And more! Agenda below.

register online

Tentative Agenda:

9:30am - Registration opens
10:00am - Welcome and group warmup
10:30am-11:20am - Morning workshops
11:30am-12:30pm - Morning concert
12:30pm-1:30pm - Lunch
1:30-2:20pm - Afternoon workshops
2:30-4:30pm - Guest artist masterclass
4:30-5:00pm - Mini-lessons and vendor time
5:00-6:00pm - Concluding concert, featuring guest artist, Musica Quinta and students

Maps and Directions to Western Campus

Parking Lot Map

2016 Event Sponsors:


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We hope you can join us! Pictured below are the Brass faculty: Musica Quinta

Left to right: Brent Adams (tuba), Aaron Hodgson (trumpet), Shawn Spicer (trumpet), Ron George (horn) and John Jasavala (trombone)

Brass Faculty at the Don Wright Faculty of Music

Contact Information

Dr. Aaron Hodgson
Phone: 519-661-2111 ext. 85304

Sasha Gorbasew
Phone: 519-611-2111 ext. 80532