Church Hosts Imperial Brass Spring Concert

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SCOTCH PLAINS — Enjoy Imperial Brass at their spring concert on Sunday, June 12 at 3 p.m. at Willow Grove Presbyterian Church, where Thomas McCauley, from Montclair State University Wind Symphony and Symphonic Band, will conduct.

Jazz cornetist Warren Vache will make a guest appearance and there will be performances by Mitch Brodsky and Bobby Tiedemann along with a spectacular trombone trio. This concert will feature the music of American music legends, George Gershwin, Henry Mancini, David Rose and Leroy Anderson as well as Chicago’s William Himes and Scotland’s Peter Graham in addition to arrangements by Mark Freeh.


Imperial Brass began its 21st year in January 2011. In its short history, the thirty member band has been featured at the International Trumpet Guild, performed in several universities and recorded five CDs. Among the many guest artists who have appeared in concert and recorded with Imperial Brass are Philip Smith and Joseph Alessi of the New York Philharmonic and Swedish conductor Togny Hanson. From its home at Willow Grove Presbyterian Church in Scotch Plains, New Jersey, Imperial Brass ( performs throughout the New York metropolitan area with the goal of introducing audiences everywhere to the wonderful world of brass.

Tickets are on sale in advance and at the door. Ticket prices are $15, seniors and students – $12, and free for children 12 and under. Following the concert, a reception with light refreshments will be held in Alexander Hall. The concert will take place in the sanctuary of Willow Grove Presbyterian Church, 1961 Raritan Road in Scotch Plains. For ticket sales or further information about the church’s programs and ministries, visit or call 1-908-232-5678. For further information on the concert, go to

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