New for the 2018 Season! Westwind Brass and the Veterans Museum at Balboa Park join to present the Brass in the Park Concert Series. Join us for four all new musical programs in the former San Diego Naval Hospital Chapel at Inspiration Point in Balboa Park, part of a complex of architecturally significant buildings with rich historical connections to the San Diego region's naval heritage.
5/24/2018 A Night at the Speakeasy (complete with a password for entry!). This show is one of our most popular. Westwind Brass adds a drummer for this very special show that takes the audience on a tour through the history of Jazz, from vaudeville and traditional, or “Hot” jazz through to the fusion jazz of the 1970’s. Venue permitting, we often perform this show in a “club” setting, complete with cash bar, but the show itself is fun (and informative!) for all ages.
6/14/2018 Amber Waves of Grain, a celebration of musical Americana is Westwind Brass’ tribute to the music that has illustrated America’s journey over the past 200+ years. With lots of catchy tunes and interesting stories, this concert is a celebration of all of the things that make America truly great! (Concert at 7 pm)
9/13/2018 The Music of the Californias, is a program that reflects the long and storied history of the “Golden State”. Works include pieces from the mission era, the gold rush, and the golden age of Hollywood, along with some fun and interesting history. (Concert at 7 pm)
12/10/2018 Holiday Lights. (Concert at 7 pm)
All concerts will take place in the Veterans Museum at Balboa Park which was the former San Diego Naval Hospital Chapel at Inspiration Point in Balboa Park, part of a complex of architecturally significant buildings with rich historical connections to the San Diego region's naval heritage.
The Veterans Memorial Center, Inc. was formed in March 1989 to create, maintain and operate an institution to honor and perpetuate the memories of all men and women who have served in the United States Armed Forces and Wartime Merchant Marine. Learn more at our website: http://www.veteranmuseum.org/about
Westwind Brass exists to broaden and enrich the musical legacy of local, national and international audiences through performance and educational services featuring brass instruments and music. The group fields an ensemble of brass musicians who perform in various configurations of musicians featuring the unique timbre of brass instruments and performing the brass repertoire at a high artistic level. Westwind Brass is ensemble in residence at SDSU. Visit us at http://westwindbrass.org