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Keystone Brass Quintet Presents Seasonal Music

Monday, December 3, 2012

Honey Brook Twp, PA – The Tel Hai Retirement Community invites their neighbors to an evening of delightful instrumental entertainment on Friday, December 14 at 7:30 PM in the community’s chapel located off Beaver Dam Road in Honey Brook. The Keystone Brass Quintet will perform a program of seasonal favorites.
The Keystone Brass Quintet was founded in the fall of 1976 and presented its first public concert in the spring of 1977 on the campus of York College. More than 300 performances and 35 years later, three of the five founding members remain with the ensemble. The cohesive nature of the ensemble’s playing and richness of their sound is due in large part to the high level of musicianship of the unchanging personnel.
Several members of the group arrange and compose for the quintet’s extensive repertoire. This talented group of musicians includes: Doug Winemiller and Peter Johnston on trumpet, Stephen Burg on French horn, Michael Dietz on trombone, and James Biddle on the tuba. The group consists of trained musicians who have been music educators and free-lance performers throughout the region. Winemiller, a graduate of Lebanon Valley college taught music in the South Eastern School District; Johnston graduated from Millersville University and is a music instructor for the Gettysburg School District; Biddle, a graduate of Westminster College is a school band director at York Suburban. Burg is principal horn with the York Symphony Orchestra and performs with other free-lance groups throughout Central Pennsylvania. Dietz, a graduate of the Eastman School of Music had been principal trombone with York and Harrisburg Symphonies and is an active recitalist in the region.
The quintet has performed concerts in dozens of churches, on a score of college campuses, and at numerous schools, summer concert series, senior communities and libraries.
Admission to the event is free and open to the public. Please contact Judy Schweitzer at 610-273-9333, extension 2154 for further information or visit the community’s website for directions. Using your GPS please refer to the physical address: 1200 Tel Hai Circle, Honey Brook.