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Minutes of the Cathedral Brass 2016 Annual Meeting

The annual The Cathedral Brass membership meeting was called to order at 10:05 on November 19, 2016, by acting President Mark Herzing. Members present exceeded the number needed for a quorum.

Mark outlined the current status of, and anticipated programs for, December performances:

  • December 3 at Living Savior Lutheran Church
  • December 4 at the Vienna Presbyterian Church
  • December 9 at Old Town Hall, Fairfax, VA
  • December 18 at Vienna Presbyterian Church (Glorious Sounds)

He also discussed the current plans for the May 2017 concert featuring Danielle Talamantes.

The stated date for future The Cathedral Brass annual meetings was established as the second regular rehearsal of each new calendar year.

Respectfully submitted,
Roy Burgess
Acting Secretary/Treasurer

Download these minutes (520KB PDF)

Summer Listening

I offer some links to some of the newer pieces on next year's playlist for your enjoyment and edification. Obviously many are from idioms other than the classical brass choir. As I finish arrangements I will post mp3s of the Sibelius output to our website so you can hear how it all fits.

Christmas Concert

GLAD Vocal Version
GLAD Vocal Version

Spring Concert

MALAGA (Bill Holman)
Stan Kenton & his Orchestra
FANFARE FOR THE NEW (Hugo Montenegro)
Stan Kenton Los Angeles Neophonic Orchestra
Gordon Goodwin's Big Phat Band
FIRST CIRCLE (Pat Metheny)

– Mark


Thanks to all for a great first concert in our Russian Masterworks series. While the audience size was a bit less than expected, all seemed most pleased. Living Savior has invited us back to do a concert in the Christmas season.

Our next concert is Sunday, May 11th at 7:00 pm. Call for the brass is 6:00 pm. Dress is concert black.

Lance is having this concert recorded, so let's put on a great show!

– Mark

Russian Masterworks, VPC concert time change

I have heard from all but one person. We are making the time change for the Concert on May 11th, which will now take place at 7:00 pm at Vienna Presbyterian Church.


– Mark

A reminder of our remaining schedule

  • 3/15/14 VPC 0800 to 1100 – Sectionals, Full Group Rehearsal
  • 4/10/14 VPC 1900 to 2100 – Palm Sunday Rehearsal with the Choir
  • 4/13/14 VPC 0900 to 1200 – Services, Palm Sunday, Full Group
  • 4/19/14 VPC 0900 to 1100 – Easter Rehearsal with the Choir, Sextet
  • 4/20/14 VPC 0730 to 1200 – Easter Services, Sextet
  • 5/3/14 VPC 0800 to 1100 – Concert Dress Rehearsal with Percussion
  • 5/4/14 Living Savior Lutheran Church 1700 – Russian Concert #1
  • 5/11/14 VPC 1600 – Russian Concert #2
  • 5/22/14 VPC 1900 to 2100 – Memorial Day Rehearsal
  • 5/25/14 VPC 0730 to 1200 – Memorial Day Services
  • 6/7/14 VPC 0800 to 1100 – Full Group Rehearsal
  • 6/8/14 Trinity Episcopal Upperville 0900 to 1130 – Pentecost Sunday Services, Full Group
  • 6/15/14 VPC 0900 to 1200 – Services, Full Group

– Mark

Current Roster

Addresses, phone numbers, guests and a listing by section can be downloaded here.

Name/Email Instrument
Chris Bradley Trombone
Roy Burgess Horn
Alan Cole Horn
Michael Fox Trumpet
Scott Fridy Trombone
Jeff Gilliam Percussion
Mark Herzing Tuba
Paul Herzing Guitar
Nara Hojvat-Gallin Horn
Bill Ichord Trumpet
Amy LaCivita Horn/Piano
Sarah Meltzer Trombone
Cathy Moss Horn sub
Shari Rak Percussion
Roger Rossi Trumpet
Jennifer Sorgatz Horn
Dan Thomas Trumpet
Allyn Vanpatten Trumpet
Lance Vining Conductor
Bill Wright Trombone
Liz Zemlan Horn

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