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The 2013 Brass Blast

Thank you to all of the brass players, volunteers and family who joined us at the 2013 Brass Blast. Save the date for the 2014 Brass Blast attempt to be held on April 26, 2014 at Southington High School.

View the official 2013 Brass Blast video (35 minutes) or the short version (4 minutes). More photos and video from 2013 are also on the Southington Brass Facebook page, in the Hartford Courant, and in the Art Rich Photography album.

This year's special guests were:

The Southington Brass Blast is a brass festival, 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.

Over $6,000 was raised for these three worthy organizations:

Here is a photo of the check presentation.

Brass checks

View the 2013 Brass Blast Program. Promotional material from the 2013 event included Southington Brass Blast 2013, a Guinness World Record Attempt event on Facebook, a Southington Brass poster, a public service announcements which are available in a 30-second (video), 30-second (audio) and 60-second (audio) versions or listening to a radio interview on WQUN.

Additional Performances

The Funky Dawgz Brass Band, a New Orleans style second line brass band from The University of Connecticut.

Funky Dawgz

The Tower of Power horn section - Adolfo Acosta, Sal Cracchiolo, Emilio Castillo, Doc Kupka, and Tom Politzer, plus David Garibaldi, the TOP drummer, will be putting on a 60 minute clinic. They are being sponsored by Yamaha and Vantis Life. Tower of Power started performing 45 years ago in Oakland, CA. Each year Tower of Power tours the United States, Japan and Europe, playing to sold out crowds all over the world. Recent releases include “Great American Soulbook”, a collection of classic soul tunes, and the 40th Anniversary Concert DVD. Tower has never been busier or more in demand. New generations of fans come to see the band perform as their timeless music continues to excite fans of all ages.

 

Lead Sponsors

We would like to thank our lead sponsors.

- Vantis Life: Insurance Company

http://www.vantislife.com/able

Vantis Life

 

- TAB Computer Systems, Inc.
www.tabinc.com

TAB Computer Systems

 

- Yamaha: 125 Years of Passion & Performance

http://usa.yamaha.com

Yamaha

 

Supporters

Thank you to all of our supporters.

- Wayne Stanforth, CPA

http://www.wws-cpa.com/

 

- Lux Bond & Green

http://www.lbgreen.com/

Lux Bond & Green

 

- Westchester Brassmen Drum and Bugle Corps

http://westchesterbrassmen.com/

Westchester Brassmen

 

- S.E. Shires Custom Brass Instruments

http://www.seshires.com

S.E. Shires Custom Brass Instruments

 

- Ryan Business Systems

http://www.ryanbusiness.com

Ryan Business Systems

 

- Music & Arts

http://www.MusicArts.com

Music & Arts

 

- WTIC NewsTalk 1080

http://connecticut.cbslocal.com

WTIC NewsTalk 1080

 

- The Music Shop of Southington

http://www.musicshopct.com/

Music Shop of Southington

 

- Southington Chamber of Commerce

http://www.southingtoncoc.com/

Southington Chamber of Commerce

 

- Charles Colin Publications

http://www.charlescolin.com/

Charles Colins

 

- Jaeger Brass: Brass Instrument Specialists

Jaeger Brass

www.JaegerBrass.com

 

- Emendee Technologies: Telecommunications and Energy Solutions

http://www.emendeetech.com

EmendeeTech

- D'Agostino & Mazzone, LLC: Certified Public Accountants, Business & Financial Advisors

http://dagostinoandmazzone.com/

 

- Pan De Oro: All Natural Tortilla Chips

Pan De Oro

www.pandeoro.com/

 

- Carmen Filloramo Photography

Carmen Filloramo Photography

www.carminef.com

- Guida's Milk

Guida's Milk

www.SuperCow.com

 

- E.K. Blessing, manufacturing brass instruments since 1906.
Blessing Brass

www.blessingbrass.com

 

- ChopSaver
ChopSaver Systems

www.chopsaver.com

 

- Rachel's Cookies & Treats
Rachel's Cookies & Treats

www.rachelscookiesandtreats.com