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• Commonwealth Brass Quintet • The CBQ are an ensemble of Artisitic Flare and Finnesse! The CBQ is just a part of Commonwealth Brass. The entire ensemble consists of over twenty professional musicians in the greater Boston area. These members include players with the Boston POPS, Boston Ballet, Lyric Opera, Boston Academy of Music, and pit orchestra members of the Wang, Colonial, and Schubert Theaters. The Group performs for weddings, graduations, commencements, parties, corporate functions and funerals. The CBQ was founded in 1977 at Boston University's School for the Arts, as a Graduate Touring Ensemble. Early appearances of the group included the opening of the J.F. Kennedy Library in South Boston, Pope John Paul II's visit to Boston in 1978, the founding of Chamber Music Series at the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston, and Marsh Chapel at Boston University, Quintet-in-Residence at Old North Church for three years, and live performances on WCRB, WBUR, and WGBH. Recently, the CBQ has been working for the Mayor's Office of Boston for over eight years, performing for all types of ceremonies. On January 7, 2002, the CBQ performed for the Mayor of Boston, the Honorable Thomas M. Memino's Inauguration at Fanueil Hall, which was broadcast live on the local major TV networks.
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Testimonials:
An ensemble of artistic flare and finesse....They entertained and enlightened the audience. Well worth hearing." Channel 4 News WBZ-TV First Night 2001/2002

"A Group of Musicians that is a pleasure to hear and work with. I am proud to call them, Menino's Brass." The Honorable Thomas M. Menino, Mayor of Boston

"Nothing is more festive than the sound of a brass quintet. The Commonwealth Brass Quintet rang in the New Year with their warm harmonies, intricate melodies, virtuosity, jubilant fanfares and festive brassy sound....The Commonwealth Brass delighted audiences of all ages." Patriot Ledger, Quincy First Night Review 2001/2

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