Degrees of Brass offers an inventive and exciting program focused on exploring music from multimedia forms of entertainment throughout time. Students will enjoy an exciting musical journey filled with activities, audience participation and more! The following is a list of the music that we are performing:
Toreador: Opera aria, Spanish Culture, Predecessor to film
Trepak: Ballet influence, Russian Dance tradition
Tonight from West Side Story: Trumpet Feature, Music Theatre, Love Story, Retelling of Romeo and Juliet
Star Wars Throne Room: Celebration Music, Movie Music, Force Theme
Dragonball Z Theme: Anime theme, Japanese anime art style
The Simpsons: TV Show themes
Pokemon Medley: Video Game Music, 8-bit Music
Harry Potter Medley: Movie Music, Leitmotifs
Encanto: Disney Movie Musical
This show is recommended for K-8 and can be adjusted for 9-12. The descriptions next to the pieces are short explanations of each piece that can be expanded upon for a writing activity or a classroom discussion. Potential activities that could be completed in class:
Ask students to write their favorite video game, movie, music theatre music, etc.
How does music affect your viewing of any form of entertainment?
Do you remember the earliest movie/tv show music from your childhood?
Feel free to develop your own activity based on the repertoire we are performing!
DEGREES OF BRASS includes members of all backgrounds and professions that include: College professors, Music Ministers, Military members, and more. Together they believe in being light hearted and fun with education and a cultural experience in mind. With our diverse musical backgrounds comes an enthusiasm and passion for music that doesn’t fit it into the “box”. We believe the Brass Quintet concert experience is so much than just hearing sounds – it’s an event that engages all the senses and your brain! They also break the norm of the traditional musical group to develop their diverse material WITH the educator into a performance that can follow many paths. We love working with creative and ‘out of the box’ educators! Come experience DEGREES OF BRASS!