Ensemble Featuring GWU Faculty to Perform at Don Gibson Theatre

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Distinguished Artist Series to feature Carolina Brass

By Chelsea Sydnor ’18, Intern for Communications

Photo of the musicians in Carolina BrassBOILING SPRINGS, N.C.—The Don Gibson Theatre will host the next show in Gardner-Webb University’s Distinguished Artist Series. Summit recording artists, Carolina Brass, will perform Thursday, March 22, at 8 p.m. at the theatre, located at 318 Washington St., Shelby, N.C.

Trumpeter Tim Hudson, GWU Assistant Professor of Music, founded Carolina Brass in 1997. The ensemble also features GWU instructors Bob Campbell, horn player, and Dave Wulfeck, trombonist. Other members are Ashley Hall, trumpeter, Matt Ransom, tubist, and John R. Beck, percussionist.

Carolina Brass performs extensively in educational settings. Their mission is to promote the understanding of music and to improve the performance level of musicians of all ages through performances, residencies, master classes, and recordings. With a program that features humor mixed with classical, jazz and Broadway music, their show is fun for the entire family.

A review by National Public Radio (NPR) described the group as “a high energy, highly competent ensemble that delivers polished brass on the spot with a spark.” The International Trumpet Guild noted, “The musicians have an obvious love of this music and are sensitive to balance and to the subtleties of the varied repertoire.”

Carolina Brass has released several CDs, including two Christmas collections. One project features Broadway tunes and another showcases the music of award-winning composer Arthur Frackenpohl. For more information about their music, visit their website carolinabrass.com.

Tickets are $20 and may be purchased by calling the Don Gibson Theatre at 704-487-8114 or visiting dongibsontheater.com. They may also be purchased at the box office the night of the event.

Auxiliary aids will be made available to persons with disabilities upon request 48 hours prior to the event. Please call 704-406-4270 or email disabilityservices@gardner-webb.edu with your request.

Located in the North Carolina foothills, Gardner-Webb University is a private, Christian, liberal arts university that prepares students to become critical thinkers, effective leaders and compassionate servants in the global community. Emphasizing a strong student-centered experience and rigorous academics, Gardner-Webb ignites learning and service opportunities for undergraduate and graduate students. Ignite your future at Gardner-Webb.edu.