"We have had the privilege of attending concerts by The Copper Street Brass in the past several years. We find that their concerts are a wonderful balance between classical, jazz and pop, which we enjoy very much. We are proud to support the Copper Street Brass."
The Copper Street Brass (CSB) represents the Evolution of the Brass Quintet. This means we have uprooted the brass quintet from its formal foundations and created a new, dynamic ensemble which expresses our artistic voice using a dazzling fusion of brass, keyboard, guitar, percussion, and electronic instruments. We are the only full-time brass chamber music ensemble in Minnesota, and one of only a handful in the country. Our group sound has developed over eight years of rehearsals, experiments, concerts, trials, errors, and following what is true to our artistic voice and individual innate talent and experience. We approach performing and teaching not as a “brass quintet”, but as a group of musicians with a message to share.
We spend our time and energies inspiring students to try music, or to take a fresh look at why they love to play in band or sing in choir. Our evening concerts push the boundries of what is expected of instrumental music. We love what we do, and we couldnt' do it without your support!
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The Copper Street Brass, 511 Groveland Ave, Minneapolis MN 55403
The CSB is a non profit, tax-exempt organization under 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Contributions are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law.
The following foundations, groups and government organizations help make the CSB successful by providing program, operating, and in-kind contributions.
"These five musicians are exciting performers, dedicated educators, and lovely people. We found them during Northfield's Vintage Band Festival 2013 and have followed them ever since. They are a 501c3 non-profit and do amazing work with school music groups all over Minnesota. They are worthy of broad support and I encourage everyone to give to their organization!!"
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"Your commitment to education is fantastic, and we loved seeing you perform."
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"I heard amazing feedback from students in Warroad about your performances and music sessions. Thank you for coming and inspiring us with your awesome music!"
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"THANK YOU for a great season of concerts!! Really enjoyed the brassy night at the opera!! SO excited about your upcoming season"
Beth Thompson via Facebook
Thank you for the outstanding performance! People are still talking about it! Words cannot effectively describe the joy and high musicianship we experienced with the concert by The Copper Street Brass. The program had ultimate variety and musicality, and was enjoyed by all who attended.
Beyond good stage presence and an engaging rapport with the audience, this group is seriously good. The ensemble is tight, and pitch-perfect. Everyone blends well, and it is clear the musicians enjoy playing together.
The CSB can do it all. From in your face Tower of Power-style aggressive brass virtuosity to subtle symphonic nuance, The CSB delivers.
The mission of the CSB is to represent the Evolution of the Brass Quintet. Through inventive concerts, engaging educational programs, and original musical arrangements, we bring a fresh perspective to instrumental music. To express our artistic voice, we use a dazzling fusion of brass, keyboard, guitar, percussion, and electronic instruments to appeal to a universal audience and go beyond ordinary.Download our Bio