Riverside Brass Quintet, based in Potsdam, announce they are available for social functions
Tuesday, August 23, 2016 - 2:58 pm

The Riverside Brass Quintet, made up of five local musicians who either graduated or have taught at the Crane School of Music, say they are available to perform at functions in the area.

The group includes trumpet players Paul Buell and David Alderson, horn player Roy Schaberg, trombonist Peter McCoy and tuba player Peter Popiel.

They will play concerts, workshops, weddings and other occasions, they say.

They have experience with Orchestra of Northern New York, Northern Symphonic Winds and other ensembles.

Recently, they have played at the Norwood Village Green and at the Sackets Harbor and Colton summer music series, along with some in more formal settings and in churches, combined with an organ.

McCoy is a Crane music professor. Schaberg and Popiel are Crane professors emeritus. Buell is a Crane grad and recently retired Sackets Harbor Central vocal music teacher. Alderson graduated from Crane and teaches instrumental music at Massena Central.

They perform a variety of tunes, including some written for a brass quintet and others borrowed and re-written for their format.

“Their repertoire, varied in musical styles, is chosen for its wide audience appeal as well as for its high musical quality,” the group said in a news release.

More info: Popiel, 384-3035, 705-1703 or [email protected]