Manotick Brass in Ireland

The members of the ensemble and their spouses left Ottawa on Sunday September 14, arriving in Dublin on Monday September 15 for a two week playing trip in Ireland.  Monday was taken with settling into the Premier Apartments in Sandyford, our home for the next six days.  The following day, Tuesday, the group travelled from […]

New CD Released

The Manotick Brass Ensemble has released its third CD which was recorded to celebrate the ensemble’s tenth anniversary in 2013.  Titled “Joyful Reflections” the CD contains 18 musical selections which reflect many of the milestones during the ensemble’s ten year history.  Included are musical arrangements especially commissioned for the ensembles visits to Cuba in 2011 […]

Visit to Jersey UK

  On Monday September 17, 2012 the members of the Manotick Brass Ensemble and their small entourage of spouses and friends arrived in Jersey, the largest of the British Channel Islands. The two-week trip was a dream-come-true for Martin Luce, trombone player and manager of the Manotick Brass. Martin, who was born and raised in […]

Diamond Jubilee Concert

Historic Dickinson Square in the heart of the village of Manotick was well decked out with red, white and blue bunting and Union Jacks on Sunday afternoon 19 August for a special concert by Manotick Brass in commemoration of the Diamond Jubilee of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.  Special guests in attendance included Clive Wright, representing the Office […]

A Grand Success!

A Grand Concert – For a Concert Grand held at Barrhaven United Church on Saturday April 21 was a runaway success.  The audience  was treated to a wide range of music from Chopin to a wild west hoe-down!   This special event to raise money for the purchase of a grand piano for the church was a […]

Brass in Class

In early April Farley Mowat Elementary School resounded to the sound of brass.  During 2 workshops presented by Manotick Brass grade 3 students learned to buzz on trumpet mouthpieces and formed a class mouthpiece band.  Accompanied by Manotick Brass, the students participated in a rendition of “The Blue Danube”  filling in key notes on their mouthpieces!   […]

Manotick Brass performs in Pembroke

On Sunday afternoon , October 23, Manotick Brass performed a joint fund-raising concert with Holy Trinity Anglican Church in Pembroke, Ontario.   The concert was billed as ‘spreading a little sunshine’ and the program contained several numbers which helped brighten the day.  The opening number “Let the Sunshine In” – an arrangement of an old gospel […]

Setting the temp(o) for “Summer Sizzle”

Oakpark Retirement Community recently organized a special “Summer Sizzle” event for the senior residents.  Manotick Brass was there in the group’s Cuban outfits to set the tempo and keep things sizzling!   Colourful decorations had transformed the reception hall into a tropical paradise.  Many of the residents in attendance had entered into the spirit of the […]