We’re in for a treat for the March 13th Varnum Continentals Members Meeting: a live performance by the Rhode Island-based Greenwich Bay Brass, a British-style brass ensemble. This all-volunteer group includes both professional and accomplished amateur musicians. The ensemble typically performs with 10 to 12 musicians, about half the size of a full British brass band, which makes a smaller venue like the Varnum Memorial Armory Museum an excellent performance space for the group.
Greenwich Bay Brass has put together a special selection for the Varnum Continentals: marches (all by American composers), a piece by an Australian composer featuring the Civil War anthem, Battle Cry of Freedom, and a few classical pieces, all scored for brass ensemble.
Greenwich Bay Brass has been performing since 2006 throughout Rhode Island (including locally in East Greenwich) and the northeast. Musician Leif Reslow, who is part of the ensemble, is a Varnum member. For additional information, go to greenwichbaybrass.org. You can also follow them on YouTube, Facebook, and Twitter.
Reservations must be received by 5 pm Friday, March 10. Call Scott Seaback at 401/413-6277 or email him at firstname.lastname@example.org.
TIME: 5:30 p.m. (social hour); 6:30 p.m. (dinner followed by program)
MENU: Traditional Irish fare in honor of St. Patrick’s Day: Corned beef and cabbage, soda bread, and all the fixings.
LOCATION: Varnum Memorial Armory Museum, 6 Main St, East Greenwich, RI, 02818.