The Yellow Springs Brass Quintet will present a Sunday afternoon concert May 6, 2018 at 3:00 p.m. at Grace Evangelical Lutheran Church with a love offering going to the Oromo Evangelical Church. The Grace congregation, Mission District, Mission Region, and denomination have joined together to enable this rapidly-growing Ethiopian congregation of The North American Lutheran Church to acquire a facility and property.
The Yellow Springs Brass Quintet is a traditional brass quintet. Current members of the group are from communities in the Dayton-Springfield area with only one musician from Yellow Springs. When the group was founded, the majority of the members were from Yellow Springs, making the group’s name a logical choice. Players include Bruce Heckman, trumpet, retired hospice counselor and currently a private practice psychologist; Robert Love, trumpet, owner of Brasswind Research LLC and brass mouthpiece designer; Steve Vrooman, French horn, retired music educator and administrator; Dave Vrooman, trombone, retired Wittenberg University business policy professor; and Hans Marlette, tuba, retired Air Force Band musician and currently administrator of a non-profit organization. The Yellow Springs Brass Quintet members enjoy performing for local churches, community events and holiday shoppers in Yellow Springs. The quintet’s repertoire includes genres from madrigals to jazz to sacred. Yellow Springs Brass Quintet musicians are actively involved in many large and small music ensembles in the Miami Valley and beyond. We are proud of this group’s efforts to prepare and present this benefit concert for the Oromo church. We hope you will plan to attend!