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Mark your calendars for this not-to-be-missed event in Downtown Durham! Come experience the sound of two of North Carolina’s finest brass ensembles resounding throughout the Gothic Revival sanctuary of Trinity United Methodist Church in Durham, North Carolina. The Triangle Brass Band and the Smoky Mountain Brass Band will join forces for a free concert, “I Shall Rise Again,” and each band has plenty to offer listeners of all ages and musical backgrounds. Musical selections include a wide array of brass music from Great Britain, Europe, and the Americas, and feature cornet soloist Kent Foss (trumpet professor at Campbell University) and Robin Gorham (principal Tenor Horn of the Triangle Brass Band).

Donations will be accepted to benefit the Durham Interfaith Hospitality Network, which brings together people of all faiths to help homeless families in our community.

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About the Smoky Mountain Brass Band:

The Smoky Mountain Brass Band was founded by Richard Trevarthen, a music professor at Western Carolina University, and a small cadre of friends from the music departments at Western Carolina and Mars Hill College in March 1981. The band, then as now, draws its membership from throughout Western North Carolina. These volunteer musicians share a common passion for performing in a dynamic ensemble, in the tradition of generations of British-style community brass bands.

About The Director

Dr. David Wilken is a graduate of Illinois Wesleyan University. He earned the Master of Jazz Studies from DePaul University and the Doctor of Arts in Trombone Performance from Ball State University. In addition to directing the Smoky Mountain Brass Band, he directs the Land of the Sky Symphonic Band and is the Music Director and lead trombonist for the Asheville Jazz Orchestra.