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Brass and brews on Friday, April 5, at the Guardian

Beneficence Brass will add class and sophistication to the taproom as they headline Guardian’s Brass Quintet Night this Friday, April 5.

But, that doesn’t mean it won’t be a damn party!

Sure, the quintet from Ball State will be playing a mix of classical music, American marches, and jazz. But they also have plenty of pop and contemporary music in their portfolio, including some Polka Britney Spears.

Yes, you heard that right.

Polka Britney Spears.

“Our concerts are very cool,” said trumpeter Ben Maynard. “It’s something different. We love playing unique music and unique venues.”

All the way from Germany, BRAWÜSSimo will perform with Beneficence Brass, on Friday, April 5.

The music runs from 7 to 10 p.m. The performance is part of a weekend of great music at the Guardian taproom. Singer-songwriter Levi Driskell will play Saturday night.

Beneficence Brass is comprised of Maynard, Kieran McNamara (trumpet), Abbie French (horn), Austin Hinkle (trombone), and Sam Michels (tuba).

Also playing Friday night will be BRAWÜSSimo Brass Ensemble, all the way from Germany.

In German fashion, the “W” sounds like a “V.” So, “Bravussimo.” Oh, one more thing. That umlaut over the “U”? That's a real umlaut. Not a fake, heavy-metal umlaut. (We're looking at you, Mötley Crüe and Blue Öyster Cult.)

Beneficence Brass and BRAWÜSSimo will play a few songs together too.

Beneficence Brass consists of music and music education students from Ball State University. They formed in January 2018 and met BRAWÜSSimo, also a student group, during a chamber music camp in Germany last summer.

“There was a mutual feeling that we needed to continue to hang out and play together,” Ben said.

Beneficence Brass headlined Guardian’s Oktoberfest Party last year.

So, head to the Bierhalle, we mean, taproom, this Friday and enjoy some brass with your brews.   

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