By Robert Nein/Chewelah Arts Guild
Roam the Jenkins High hallways weekday afternoons this month and you might hear a brassy Christmas song from the band room. That would be the Chewelah Brass Quintet rehearsing for “Joy to the World,” a Chewelah Arts Guild concert they’ll open at 2 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 4 at the Abundant Life Fellowship Church.
The quintet is a welcome outlet for five busy local guys, all lifelong horn players, to continue a craft they began long ago.
“Continuing to play a brass instrument in your adult life is a challenge,” says Joe Trudeau, JHS band director now in his tenth year. “In a small community it’s easier to have a small group than a band, so practicing once a week with a quintet allows us to keep our chops up and have fun.” More