The Barclay Brass
Trumpeter and UMD School of Music graduate Nathan Clark '13 , arranger and trombonist David Miller and UMD School of Music lecturer and tubist Willie Clark came together in 2015 to create a brass ensemble of the highest caliber—featuring some of Washington, D.C.'s finest military band musicians. From patriotic and ceremonial to classical and seasonal, the Barclay Brass performs for diverse audiences from K-12 students to the Pope. Recently, the ensemble was part of the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum’s “The Force at 40,” a celebration of the 40th anniversary release of “Star Wars.”
Committed to creating meaningful connections with the next generation of brass musicians, the ensemble has worked with various brass students across the country at institutions including Kent State University, University of Akron and George Mason University. At The Clarice, The Barclay Brass will collaborate on- and off-stage with the School of Music’s Fellowship Brass Quintet and teach masterclasses to brass students across the school. The Barclay Brass will also work closely with students in the Composition Division—performing a Composer Reading of works written by School of Music student composers and teaching a composer colloquium on arranging music for brass.
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