Fallbrook Music Society to close concert season with Westwind Brass

Westwind Brass will salute American composers and the military during its free concert April 23 (3 p.m.) at the Fallbrook Library.
Westwind Brass will salute American composers and the military during its free concert April 23 (3 p.m.) at the Fallbrook Library.

FALLBROOK – Fallbrook Music Society closes out its 39th annual concert season Sunday, April 23 with Westwind Brass in a program that salutes American composers and the military.

The 3 p.m. concert will be held in the community room of the Fallbrook Library and is free to the public. No tickets are required.

“This concert is a tribute to the many 20th century composers who forged new directions in music and musical styles,” said Ann Murray, executive director of the Fallbrook Music Society. “We expect this program will strike a real chord with our community, making it one of our most well-attended yet.”

The concert includes a collection of music from Scott Joplin, Dixieland Jass Band and Duke Ellington along with several patriotic marches and medleys.

Led by Barry Toombs, Westwind Brass has been a mainstay with the Fallbrook Music Society for the past several years. They have performed a series of in-school music programs for both the Bonsall and Fallbrook Union School Districts where students explored the various brass instruments and their sounds. The April 23 program is another in their unique program style.  Designed to showcase the range of brass instruments in a varied repertoire, this is one of its most popular sets.

“Barry is a terrific musician and his ensemble performs all over San Diego, especially in the military settings,” said Murray. “The program they have crafted for us also includes John Philip Sousa’s Liberty Bell March along with the Armed Forces Medley. We are truly lucky they were able to fit a trip to Fallbrook in their concert schedule.”

The concert begins with a program preview at 2:30 p.m. that will feature a “get-to-know” the musicians. The concert will start promptly at 3 p.m. and includes a free a reception with Westwind Brass immediately following the concert on the Poet’s Patio.

“Parking could be a challenge since our concert coincides with the conclusion of the Avocado Festival, so we hope folks plan to come early,” said Murray. “This might well be one of our finest concerts of the season, and I would hate for anyone to miss it.”

More information is available through FallbrookMusicSociety.org or by calling Fallbrook Music Society at (760) 451-8644.

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