Millikin University Brass Day

featuring guest artist

William Russell

Will Russell, Boston Brass tubist

Saturday, Febuaruary 25, 2023
9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

An engaging and educational event for high school brass players, including:

Group Warm Up
Jazz Improvisation Clinic
Participant Brass Choir
Guest Recital with Will Russell

 

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Registration is $20 and includes lunch and participation. Please bring check to Millikin University or cash to be collected upon arrival. 
Special thanks to The Music Shoppe for their generous sponsorship!


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William is the newest member of Boston Brass, a band whose entertaining blend of chamber music, jazz, and educational outreach is a perfect fit for a tuba player equally at home with Bach and bebop. William has performed across the US in venues from the Corn Palace to Carnegie Hall, and has toured in Europe with both the Chicago Symphony and the Orchestra dell’Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia. William can be heard on the Chicago Symphony Orchestra’s Grammy-winning 2008 recording of Shostakovich’s 4th Symphony, and if you look hard enough you might spot him acting as a background musician in the episode “Slave to Memory” from 20th Century Fox’s television series Empire. When not on the road with Boston Brass, William teaches tuba and euphonium at Northeastern Illinois University, performs with the New Orleans-inspired High Hat Second Line, and is a member of the virtuosic Brass Band of Battle Creek.