Zenith Brass Presents Free Concert in Rochester

Zenith Brass will present its 24th Annual Fall Concert at 7:00 p.m., Sunday, November 18 at the Oak Arbor Church, 495 Oak Arbor Circle West, Rochester, MI (4 miles north of downtown Rochester). Founded in 1995 by Director Mark Petty, this group of 28 outstanding teenage musicians proudly represents school bands across Oakland and Macomb Counties. Their participation in Zenith Brass helps them develop additional skills to take back to their own school bands.

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Zenith Brass presents free concert in Rochester

Director Mark Petty says, “The program includes 2 fanfares, a patriotic tribute to our veterans and a Sousa march, classical and modern choral works scored for brass, a Wagner opera prelude, a 400-year-old Venetian Canzon and a popular bagpipe tune used by Scottish soccer teams.”

Zenith Brass concerts feature an interesting commentary on each selection provided by Petty’s wife, Carol.  This varied program will appeal to all ages in the audience. There is no admission and no tickets are required.

Zenith Brass is a 501(c)(3) charitable organizations and all donations are tax-deductible.

See ZenithBrass.org for more information about this energetic group of teenage musicians.

The program includes:

  • Fanfare for NABBA by James Curnow
  • M Fanfare by Jerry H. Bilik
  • Armed Forces Medley
  • Sesquicentennial Exposition by John Philip Sousa
  • Ave Verum Corpus by W. A. Mozart
  • Gaelic Blessing by John Rutter
  • Sure On This Shining Night by Samuel Barber
  • Canzon per sonare No. 2 by Giovanni Gabrieli
  • Die Meistersinger by Richard Wagner
  • Highland Cathedral by Michael Korb & Ulrich Rover

The 28 members of Zenith Brass attend the following schools:

  • Auburn Hills Avondale
  • Baker College
  • Birmingham Groves
  • Bloomfield Hills
  • Clinton Twp. Chippewa Valley
  • International Academy Macomb
  • Lake Orion
  • Rochester Adams
  • Romeo
  • Sterling Hts. Ford II
  • Utica Academy International
  • Utica Eppler
  • Warren Cousino
  • Warren Tower
  • Waterford Mott
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