All trombone, euphonium, and tuba majors perform in the UL Lafayette Low Brass Ensemble under the direction of Dr. Benjamin Yates. The ensemble performs a wide variety of classical and jazz music in many settings across campus and the greater Lafayette community. The ensemble meets on Friday mornings for rehearsals and studio class. At various points in the semester the ensemble meets during week day evenings in rehearsals open to UL Lafayette non-major, high school student, and community member low brass players interested in performing on a community concert. If you are interested in performing with the ensemble, please contact Dr. Yates.
The Low Brass Ensemble also regularly breaks into smaller ensembles, including trombone choir, trombone quartet, and tubaeuph ensemble. The ensembles perform for university events, at local schools, and for community events, including the Lafayette Showcase of Bands, OctoTuba, and TubaChristmas events. The Low Brass Ensemble provides the trombone and low brass studio at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette with an opportunity to learn chamber music skills, perform in front of studio and School of Music and Performing Arts colleagues, and interact with the greater Lafayette community.
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