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Sounds of Brass to Play Fulton Gazebo July 16

Pictured are members of the Sounds of Brass.  From left to right: Natalie Sturr, Dick Harper, Frank Bickle, Ray Bratt, Jim Myers, Dave Brown
Pictured are members of the Sounds of Brass. From left to right: Natalie Sturr, Dick Harper, Frank Bickle, Ray Bratt, Jim Myers, Dave Brown

Enjoy an evening of fun-filled, toe-tapping music on Friday, July 16, with the Sounds of Brass at 6:30pm at the Downtown Gazebo along the river on South First St. in Fulton. The concert is sponsored by the City of Fulton Department of Parks & Recreation.

Described as an energetic ensemble of brass and percussion, the Sounds of Brass entertains audiences with its varied repertoire of swing, Dixieland, movie and Broadway themes, patriotic selections and familiar favorites.

Sounds of Brass is made up of Central New York musicians who take pleasure in playing and sharing their joy of music. They volunteer their time and talents and perform frequently in the greater Fulton/Oswego area.

Sounds of Brass performs regularly for senior citizens, patriotic events, special church functions, fundraisers and benefits. They have performed in the Applause series in Corning and have been invited to play at the Boyle Senior Center in Auburn this fall. In 2007, Sounds of Brass was honored to play at the deployment and flag changing ceremony for the Army Reserves, Company B, 479th Engineering Battalion in Oswego, NY, when the troops were deployed to Iraq.

This marks the fifth year that Sounds of Brass will be performing in Fulton’s Friday night concert series at the Gazebo. This year’s performance is dedicated to the memory of Casey Rivers, nephew of French Horn player Ray Bratt. Casey was a frequent audience member and often assisted with recording and setup of concerts.

Regular members of Sounds of Brass are: Dave Brown & Natalie Sturr on trumpet, Ray Bratt on French horn, Dick Harper on trombone, Frank Bickel on tuba and Jim Myers on drums. For this performance, Adam Dristle will join the group on tuba. Adam is a recent graduate of Oswego High School and is currently a tuba performance major at Hofstra University.

Come enjoy an evening of fun-filled music by the riverside on Friday, July 16, at 6:30pm. Bring a lawn chair for comfortable seating.