No Limits is excited to announce the return of summer brass choir on Monday and Wednesday evenings starting June 12th. This summer also brings the launch of our new summer junior brass choir program on Thursday evenings. This is the perfect opportunity for young brass players to get an introduction to the excitement of playing in a brass ensemble.
With a motto of "Higher, Faster, Louder," No Limits seeks to bust through the barriers many young brass players encounter in ensembles where the opportunity to play for longer periods at a wide variety of volume levels is limited. In No Limits, fortissimo really IS fortissimo! No Limits provides ensemble members with rewarding challenges not typically found in other ensembles. Unlike orchestras where the string players are the foundation of the ensemble, in a brass choir it's all about the brass players. No Limits' literature is selected from a wide variety of styles and time periods ranging from the great antiphonal Renaissance works of Gabrielli, to more modern repertoire. Past repertoire has included: The Nutcracker Suite by Tchaikovsky, Rimsky-Korsakov's Procession of the Nobles, Canzons by Giovanni Gabrieli, Mussorgsky's Pictures at an Exhibition, and Bizet's Carmen Suites. This season No Limits will be performing Tchaikovsky Romeo and Juliet, Holst's Mars, Beethoven's Egmont Overture, and several other exciting works. For more information email firstname.lastname@example.org
No Limits was founded by noted area pedagogue and trumpet player Ben Parke, owner of Minneapolis School of Brass. Ben founded his first brass choir his sophomore year of college in conjunction with fellow music majors. As leader of the ensemble, he was responsible for concert scheduling, repertoire selection, and member recruitment. While studying for his Masters in Trumpet Performance at the University of Minnesota, Ben had the privilege to play in the University of Minnesota Brass Choir under the direction of David Baldwin.
As a teacher, Ben's students regularly participate in area youth orchestras and honor bands. In addition, he is in the process of publishing a series of method books for brass instruments outlining the pedagogical theories he has developed over many years of teaching. No Limits Brass Choir is sponsored by Minneapolis School of Brass.
Registration is now open for No Limits' fall session. For more information click on the join tab.
No Limits fall session starts Sunday September 10th and meets every Sunday throughout the school year. Rehearsals are conveniently located at Wooddale Lutheran Church 4003 Wooddale Ave S in St Louis Park just off Excelsior and Hwy 100. No Limits will be performing 3 concerts throughout the year full of exciting music. Limited openings are still available in the f horn, trombone, and euphonium sections.
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