Testimonials

What people are saying about Westwind Brass:

“Tight ensemble. Precise unisons. Highly polished.”

LOS ANGELES TIMES

“These guys are not only great to listen to, but the good humor will keep your audiences laughing for a long time… sort of like Prairie Home Companion meets Lincoln Center”

Wesley O. Brustad

President & CEO, State Theatre of New Jersey

“Their intonation, dynamic control and musical integrity are matched only by their warm and convivial stage presence.”

STOCKTON RECORDS

“I can’t think of a better group to premiere my pieces for brass quintet than the dynamic Westwind Brass.”

Paquito D'Rivera

Grammy Award winning composer/woodwind artist, jazz legend, NEA Jazz Master 2005

“Westwind Brass has been an active part of music education in the San Diego Unified School District for years. Their high quality musicianship and programming make them a popular choice for teachers and students alike. We are fortunate to have this caliber of talent and performance available to our students and community.”

Karen Childress-Evans

Director of Visual and Performing Arts, San Diego Unified School District

"We loved the Westwind Brass - what a great group of musicians and people you are. From the young school children to the seniors, physically and mentally challenged adults and youth, to college students…you gave an engaging performance." Holly Richard

Director for Performing Arts, Quad City Arts

"Westwind Brass is a very special group. Their playing is superb and further, their ability to communicate the joy they take in playing is remarkable." Lindsey R. Nelson

The Music Center of Los Angeles County

"A high caliber, thoughtful and highly skilled musical ensemble." Richard G. Burrows

Director of Arts Education, Los Angeles Unified School District Middle School, High School and College Music Programs

“Westwind Brass performed at our school for our third through fifth grade students and teachers. The performance was educational, interactive, engaging, and entertaining. Most importantly, students came away with their eyes open to a whole new world, and the realization that playing an instrument is possible for anyone who wants to learn- even boys and girls from the barrio.”

Rita Powell

Vice Principal, Logan Elementary School

“Our students are socio-economically disadvantaged, so exposure to music is certainly welcomed and appreciated. Your group certainly ‘planted the seed’ of developing our interest in music. I was observing our students and they were totally engaged the entire time.”

Julia Carillo

Prinicipal, Crown Point Elementary

“All the children in my class absolutely adored this assembly. Numerous children were concerned that somehow they would miss out participating next year because they were going to be in a different grade.”

Donna Vaughan

Visual & Performing Arts Representative, Hamilton Elementary School

The ensemble is in residence at San Diego State University. The group receives major support from the City of San Diego Commission for Arts and Culture. Westwind Brass is a 501(c) (3) Public Benefit Corporation. For more information, visit Guidestar.org. logo-SDSU-music2
Westwind Brass is a non-profit, tax-exempt corporation. Contributions to Westwind Brass are tax-deductible under applicable federal law. Westwind Brass is registered with the Office of the Attorney General's Registar of Charitable Trusts, State of California. A copy of the official registration and financial information may be obtained from Guidestar.org.
 

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All contributions to Westwind Brass are tax-deductible. Support Westwind Brass as an individual member of our FANFARE group, a business PARTNER or enjoy Westwind Brass music at your leisure.

Westwind Brass Ensemble In Residence School of Music and Dance, San Diego State University

Elizabeth Howard - trumpet
John Wilds - trumpet
Karl Soukup - trumpet
Barry Toombs - horn
Eric Starr - trombone
Bryan Smith- tuba

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Please call: 619-665-9125 for more information.

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