Bravo | September 27, 2018

By RICK BROWN Hub Staff Writer KEARNEY — Melodic range and pure power — those two elements characterize the sound of a brass band. “The 200-plus-year-old tradi- tions of the British-style brass band has always had a unique and rich way of blending the sounds of brass instruments together on a large scale,” said Glenn Greet, director of the Nebraska Brass Band. “With 18 individual parts playing at once, all the way from the highest instrument, which is the soprano cornet, all the way down to the double B-flat bass. You can almost create the entire range of a piano giving the listener both a sense of quiet apprecia- tion in the quieter passages to an almost overwhelming feeling when the fortissimos are played.” Greet acknowledges his lean- ings. “It’s quite a marvelous sound,” he said. “I’m not trying to be biased because I’m a brass person, but I don’t believe there is any other kind of string or woodwind group that can create that range — and the volume.” The Nebraska Brass Band will perform in concert with the University of Nebraska at Kearney Wind Ensemble at 8 p.m. Saturday at the Fine Arts Recital Hall in the Fine Arts Building on campus. Admission to the concert is free. The concert will feature some new music, according to Duane Beierman, UNK director of bands. “Our Tau Beta Sigma chap- ter has commissioned Kathryn Salfelder to compose a new piece for this special occasion, which I am beyond excited about,” he said. “Additionally, we will have three previous UNK directors of bands dating back to the 1960s, as Ron Crocker, Gary Davis and Neal Schnoor join us as guest conduc- tors.” Salfelder lives in Cambridge, Mass., and teaches at Massa- chusetts Institute of Technology, where she serves as lecturer in music theory. An award-winning composer, her music has been performed by the Minnesota Orchestra, Albany (NewYork) Symphony, Yale Philharmonia, New England Philharmonic, Boston Musica Viva, United States Air Force Band and Dallas Wind Symphony. Her work also has been fea- tured in more than 300 concerts at 2112 Central Ave | Downtown on the Bricks (308) 455-1335 • Fun, Trendy Fashions for Women of All Ages. Check out our New Fall Arrivals! Visit Emerson Place is a community for individuals 62 years of age or older, handicap/disabled regardless of age. Knudson Management Co., Inc. 600 East 23rd Street Kearney NE 68847 308-237-3221 • TDD 711 Everything you need under one roof: • One-bedroom units • Handicapped accessible units • All utilities paid • Affordable rent • HUD assistance available • Social activities • Maintenance free PETS WELCOME EMERSON PLACE APARTMENTS HEARING LOSS CAN CHANGE YOUR MIND. (And not for the better) 615 West 39th St., Kearney • 308-865-2277 or 800-846-6404 Dee Ann Higgins, M.A., CCC-A Adrienne Thomalla, M.S., CCC-A Cynthia Kugler, M.A., CCC-A Untreated hearing loss deprives the brain of important sound stimuli. This has been linked to irreversible brain deterioration. Keep your mind sharp. Ask about getting your hearing tested today! 2 DIVERSIONS KEARNEY HUB — THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 27, 2018 NEBRASKA BRASS BAND Continued on page 8 Nebraska Brass Band has range — and volume Nebraska Brass Band, courtesy THE BRASS BAND can emulate the range of many different groups. “We can play pretty much anything from ensemble music to full symphonic music,” said Glenn Greet, director of Nebraska Brass Band. “We have a great, diverse range from quiet passages to huge fortissimo.” The band will perform with the UNK Wind En- semble at 8 p.m. Saturday at the Fine Arts Recital Hall in the Fine Arts Building on the University of Nebraska at Kearney campus. Admission to the performance is free. WHEN AND WHERE What: Nebraska Brass Band and UNK Wind En- semble perform in concert When : 8 p.m. Saturday Where : Fine Arts Recital Hall, Fine Arts Building at 2506 12th Ave., on the University of Nebraska at Kearney campus. Admission : Free Contact : 865-8618; Group will perform in concert with UNK Wind Ensemble Saturday