Hot Brass is an energetic and multi-talented group of musicians performing billboard and popular music hits, new and old. A subset of the United States Air Force Band of Mid-America, Hot Brass engages audiences through the Midwest in contemporary music tailored to meet the desires of the wide-range of listeners we serve.
Hot Brass thrives on diversity and creates a musical gumbo of genres to exploit each musician’s musical background. This ten-piece group utilizes vocals, drums, and guitar to entice audiences to move their feet while also paying tribute to our brass roots: powerful delivery of popular music with a heavy emphasis on horns and brass. However, when the performing environment demands different styles or mobility, Hot Brass easily breaks down into a small pop combo and a brass quintet. The ensemble’s unique
blend of music also includes patriotic selections for special occasions Hot Brass serves as musical ambassadors for the Air Force in free civic outreach concerts to people of all ages throughout Arkansas, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Tennessee and Wisconsin.
Presented by the UI School of Music.