The Brass Blast
We had such great feedback from the 2012 Brass Blast that we are doing it again! Join us on April 27, 2013 at Southington (CT) High School.
The Southington Brass Blast is a Guinness World Record attempt for the largest trumpet ensemble and a benefit for organizations that support students and musicians. At least 1,167 trumpeters are needed to break the record.
The 2012 Brass Blast
Thank you to the 298 trumpeters, their fans and our volunteers who joined us on April 21, 2012. Almost $9,000 was raised for three worthy causes. Learn about the 2012 Brass Blast, including video and photos.
The 2013 Brass Blast
"It's all the trumpet section!"
All trumpeters, even those who hadn't played for a while, are invited to join us on April 27, 2013. At our first event we were thrilled to see families and friends performing together: kids, parents and grandparents; adult siblings; old college friends; current and former band members; teachers with groups of their students; etc. So, dust off your horn, invite all the trumpet players you know and join us.
Invite your fellow trumpet players to participate via the Southington Brass Blast 2013, a Guinness World Record Attempt event on Facebook, by distributing this Southington Brass poster, by sharing an audio public service announcement which is available in a 30-second and 60-second versions or listening to a radio interview on WQUN.
We will be performing The National Anthem and a selection, to be announce later, that meets the Guinness criteria for this record breaking attempt.
"The Brass Blast represents everything that is right in a healthy community. The event showcases high quality professionals working and volunteering with today's youth for the good of others...it just does not get any better!" - Dr. Joseph Erardi, Superintendent of Schools, Southington, CT.
When: April 27, 2013. Rain (inside) or Shine (outside)
Sectional rehearsal begins at 1 pm, and the performance is at 2 pm. A full schedule will be posted later.
Where: Southington High School, 720 Pleasant Street, Southington, CT. (Southington, Connecticut is located along I-84 and I-691 between Waterbury, New Haven and Hartford. It is about 2 hours from both New York City and Boston, MA.)
Fees: Registration fees for performers are $15 for extra early bird, $20 in advance or $25 at the door. Register now!
Spectators are free, although donations will be accepted, and they can watch from the guest bleachers.
Registration fees will benefit three worthy organizations:
- The Mill Foundation for Kids - www.millfoundation.org
- Southington High School Band Backers - www.shsmarchingband.com
- Connecticut Music Educators Association (CMEA) - www.cmea.org
"The Connecticut Music Educators Association (CMEA) is proud to support the Brass Blast for a second year. CMEA strives to support programs and activities such as this, for students, professional educators, and future music educators which in turn enhances the quality of music education for all children in Connecticut." - Dale D. Griffa, President, CMEA
What else is going on?
We are planning a day all about music and trumpet players. If your trumpet or brass ensemble would like to perform or if you are a vendor that caters to brass players, we encourage you to contact us. Vendors are also welcome to sponsor, exhibit or participate, download the sponsorship form.