Fri Jun 15, 2018 at 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM. The third Friday of every 2 month(s) until Nov 02, 2018
Channel Islands Yacht Club -Free Brass Band Concert
Ventura British Brass
Friday,  7 PM to 9 PM (Bar opens 6 PM)
If you wish to eat please bring a potluck item to share
A British Brass Band is a unique ensemble with very specific instrumentation. The rich, dark, and mellow tone quality stems from the fact that all the instruments, except the trombones, are conically bored in design (smaller bore at the mouthpiece tube, gradually increasing in size throughout the horn to the bell), permitting the brass band to produce a most distinct and unique sound. Originating in Britain in the 1840’s, they have become very popular throughout Europe and the rest of the world.  Unlike most popular brass ensembles in the United States, our British style brass band has a fixed, standard instrumentation using cornets, not trumpets, and tenor horns, not French horns. Cornets are pitched the same as trumpets, but have the different shaped conical bore, and the tubing is wrapped tighter, making it appear smaller than a standard trumpet. The larger bore gives the cornet a mellower, more lyrical and open sound. Tenor horns are like a smaller euphonium or baritone, and sound like a high baritone rather than the muted noble sound of the French horn.
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