Today in the ArtZany! Radio studio Paula Granquist welcomes artistic director and brass musician Paul Niemisto to highlight the one day Vintage Band Festival this weekend.
Vintage Band Festival 2018
Saturday, July 28, 2018
9am-10pm in Bridge Square, Northfield, Minnesota
All concerts will take place on the Wenger Showmobile Stage in Bridge Square.
Eleven regional bands will share their music throughout the day. Local restaurants will have food available around the square area, and Riverwalk Market Fair will have booths set up through 1:00pm.
The next Grand 4-day Vintage Band Festival will be August 1-4, 2019, a four-day festival every three years, provides a joyful, fun, and family-friendly atmosphere with eclectic brass music played by bands from all over the world.
Paul Niemisto is Associate Professor Emeritus of Music at St. Olaf College. He taught for over 35 years at the college. In 1979, he founded the Cannon Valley Regional Orchestra (CVRO) as a program of the Northfield Arts Guild. Since 1991 he has directed a Finnish-American brass ensemble, “Boys of America,” which has traveled widely and made recordings in the U.S. and Scandinavia. In summer 2006, he was coordinator for the first Vintage Band Festival in Northfield and now serves as the Artistic Director of the Vintage Band Festival. He has been described as Northfield’s Music Man. In 2013, Paul Niemisto was honored by the Northfield Arts and Cultural Commission with its Northfield Living Treasure Award.
Copper Street Brass (CSB) is the premier brass chamber ensemble in Minnesota and one of only a handful of self-sustaining brass groups in the country. The ensemble was founded in 2008 as a professionally trained classical chamber music ensemble (which means they perform without a conductor) with two trumpets, horn, trombone and tuba. CSB presents exclusively its own music, which is an original blend of musical styles from Mozart to Madonna, in over 35 concerts and 80 outreach services each season.
Copper Street Brass will take the stage at VBF 2018 at 6:30pm in Bridge Square on July 28.
Hornist Timothy J. Bradley is a versatile performer, educator, and music creator.
Tim is co-founder, Artistic Director, music arranger, and Artist Representative on the Board of Directors for the Copper Street Brass (CSB) – a full-time brass ensemble based in Minneapolis, Minnesota. A gifted multi-instrumentalist, he not only performs on horn, but frequently performs on piano and guitar as well. Tim is Instructor of Horn at St. Olaf College (Northfield, MN)
VBF 2018 CONCERT SCHEDULE
Schedule subject to change
9am New Prague Community Band
10am Mariachi Mi Tierra
11am Sheldon Theater Brass Band
12pm Southside Aces
1pm Ameriikan Poijat (Boys of America)
2pm Minnesota State Band
3pm Twin Cities Brass Band
4pm Brio Brass
5pm Metro Brass
6:30pm Copper Street Brass
8:30pm Buddy Koopmans Orchestra