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Foothills Brass Quintet

Discipline: Music
Homebase: Saltspring Island
Languages: English, French

The Foothills Brass Quintet delivers serious fun! Founded in 1981, Foothills Brass presents up to 200 events each year in concert halls, universities, classrooms and cathedrals. The ensemble has performed for about one million students in elementary, middle and high schools and at colleges and universities across North America. Foothills Brass is composed of five versatile musicians from across Canada. This superb quintet is dedicated to exceptional artistic presentation, meaningful educational activities and innovative leadership in the artistic community.


To say that our audience was enthusiastic would be an understatement. Foothills Brass not only impressed with their thoughtful artistry, but they also filled the hall with toe-tapping excitement. An all-around outstanding presentation! Norm Werbner, Middle Keys Concerts, Marathon, FL
What an amazing experience. I wished I could have frozen time, gone out and brought everyone from miles around, just so I could share this moment with them. El Dorado, CA
The kids had a blast! And they got a lot out of it. Gail Hiley, Dr Gordon Higgins Junior High School, Calgary, AB

Performances & Workshops

The Building Blocks of Music

Grade Suitability: K - 7
Duration: 50 mins.
Capacity: 400 (gym) or capacity (theatre)
Tech Requirements: 5 armless chairs, 20X12 foot space
Fee Range: $895 - $1,045 (Includes ArtStarts' fee. Additional fees apply for remote districts.)

Lower Mainland
Fraser Valley & Howe Sound
Vancouver Island Lower
Vancouver Island Mid
Vancouver Island North

We show kids how music is put together! Step by step, we create songs using the building blocks of tone, rhythm, melody and harmony. Then we highlight how these building blocks are used in other great tunes the kids already know, such as the Star Wars, Frozen and Harry Potter soundtracks! A lucky volunteer gets to conduct and all the kids get instructions on building would-be brass instruments out of household items. Great fun and learning!

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