Since forming in 1995, the Polished Brass quintet has
played for college and university commencement services, numerous wedding
ceremonies, benefit concerts, indoor and outdoor parties, religious
services, memorials, convocations, and conventions. The repertoire has grown to
include many arrangements from all musical styles and periods, including the
renaissance, romantic, bigband, dixieland, and modern broadway musicals and movie
themes. Each person is an experienced musician with numerous performances to their
Whether you need music for a party or a ceremony, you can be confident
that you made a sound choice with the Polished Brass.
We specialize in choosing selections to please each audience. From our program, "Music Of Our Nation", here is an example of When Johnny Comes Marching Home. Whether performing with vocalists, organ, or piano, audiences enjoy our careful attention to blend and balance that brings energy and excitement to beautiful music. We sometimes add percussion or vocalists such as this: Puttin' On the Ritz. More programs and links to recordings can be found on the page for Concerts and Services. like on Facebook
Thank you and the Polished Brass for "making" the memorial service. Ever so many people told me how pleased they were with the music."
Thank you again for your excellent performance--it was wonderful and exactly what we were hoping for. Please feel free to use us as a reference in the future.">
On behalf of the College and its graduates, I would like to thank the Polished Brass Quintet. It is always special to have live music at such events. The musical selections were quite appropriate and the quintet certainly contributed to the success of the event."
|Mike Blevins - Tuba - Mike was a student of Sam Green at the UC College-Conservatory of Music, graduating with a degree in music education. He is also a member of the Sinclair Community Band and the Ohio Valley British Brass Band.|
|Robert Coil Ph.D. - Trombone - Bob is a graduate of UC College-Conservatory of Music with a major in education and bass trombone performance. He also earned an M.B.A at UC and a Ph.D. from The Union Institute, majoring in adult education. He plays in the Cincinnati Metropolitan Orchestra, the Mt.Auburn Brass Fellowship, the Howard Bloemker Orchestra, the Fillmore Philharmonic Brass Band, The Monday Night Big Band, the Retired Educators Big Band, and plays for musical theater as well as with other local ensembles. Bob is a retired professor from Cincinnati State Technical and Community College and was the founding director of the college choir. Bob is also a member of the International Trombone Association, Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia, and is the organizer of Bones of Cincinnatus.|
|Brian Huhtala - - Trumpet - Brian has rejoined the Polished Brass Quintet after a brief hiatus. Brian teaches beginning band at five schools in the Cincinnati Public School District. In addition to the Polished Brass, Brian plays soprano cornet with the Cincinnati Brass Band. He lives in Fairfield with his wife and two miniature dachshunds.|
|Doug Jones - French Horn - Doug received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Princeton University in Philosophy. When not working as an IT professional, he plays with the Cincinnati Community Orchestra and the Mt.Auburn Brass Fellowship. In his spare time, he is a Scoutmaster for Troop 888 in Loveland, OH.|
|Tim Kennedy - Trumpet - Tim holds a BME and MM in Conducting from Morehead State University. He has taught middle and high band and is currently jazz director and brass instructor at Conner MS and teaches applied trumpet and brass classes at Mt. St. Joseph University. He has performed onstage with The Temptations, Barry Manilow, Diana Ross, Glenn Campbell, Kool and the Gang and Dolly Parton. He currently performs with the Swingtime Big Band, the Retired Educators Big Band, the MSJU Faculty Jazz Combo and his own big band, the Swingin' Shepherds. He is a member of Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia, Phi Beta Mu, KMEA/NMENC and on the Board of Directors of the Cincinnati Contemporary Jazz Orchestra.|
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