Brass quintet plays classic ‘Carol’Written by Zach Davis | | firstname.lastname@example.org
The Tower Brass Quintet, now in the midst of its 32nd season, has played in 25 states across the country and has traveled overseas, spreading its music.
The group’s work will be shared in “Holiday Wishes” with “Carol of the Bells,” which it performed for its 2008 album “Snowed In … Again.”
“That’s a nice piece,” said tubist David Saygers. “That’s a piece that I arranged for that particular group and we performed a lot over several years.”
Joining Saygers in the quintet are trumpeters Brian Bushong and Larry Herman, horn player Bernice Schwartz and David’s brother Daniel Saygers on the trombone.
“It’s great,” David said of playing music with his brother. “We have played in music groups together over the years. It is pretty fun.”
The Tower Brass Quintet has released seven recordings and has been honored as Most Popular Instrument Ensemble by the Lake Erie West People’s Choice Awards. The group has also collaborated with other brass ensembles around the world, including the London, Budapest, Annapolis and American brass quintets. Now the group will collaborate with 24 others to benefit the local Make-A-Wish Foundation.
“It’s always been important for the group to feel like we can give back when we can,” David said. “It’s cool to be a part of that larger community of artists that are lending that support to an important cause.”