Inaugural Brass Festival planned

By Josh Christian - Special to The Daily Times

CAMPBELLSVILLE, Ky. – The inaugural Brass Festival is 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. April 7 in the Gosser Fine Arts Center on the Campbellsville University campus.

Brass students from across Kentucky will have the opportunity to experience live brass performances and participate in brass master classes given by the Campbellsville University faculty and students, according to the Campbellsville University School of Music.

Two special guest artists – trumpeter Mary Bowden and trombonist Donna Parkes, both of Seraph Brass – will also teach master classes.

High school brass students will also have the opportunity to rehearse and perform in a large brass ensemble during the Seraph Brass recital.

Two brass concerts will be at 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. at Campbellsville Baptist Church. The admission fee is $5, which includes access to all activities and an entry into drawings for several door prizes.

Registration deadline for the Brass Festival is Sunday. Contact Dr. Anne McNamara, Campbellsville University professor of music, at [email protected] or 270-789-5187.

Campbellsville University is a widely-acclaimed Kentucky-based Christian university with more than 10,000 students offering more than 90 programs of study, including 20 master’s degrees, six postgraduate areas and seven pre-professional programs. The university has several off-campus centers across Kentucky, and a full complement of online programs. Visit

By Josh Christian

Special to The Daily Times