The Big Brass Blast
The Big Brass Blast on Friday, Nov. 17 will be a one-night event at the Mall of America Rotunda, where brass musicians will gather to perform several traditional Christmas songs along with a brand-new Christmas music arrangement by internationally-renowned composer, Stephen Bulla. Bulla will be conducting the performance, which begins at 7 p.m.
Any brass musician over age 16 is eligible to participate and can sign up using our online registration form. Sign up as an individual, as a band or with family and friends. Come and be a part of something big!
The cost to participate is $5 per person. Proceeds from the event will benefit The Salvation Army’s poverty-fighting programs.
After you sign up, event organizers will review your registration and send you a follow-up confirmation email to the address provided with your part assignment and a link to download sheet music for the event.
Please plan to arrive at 5 p.m. for check in, followed by warm ups and rehearsal. The performance will begin at 7 p.m. Be sure to invite family and friends to come and share in the fun!
Optional: Saturday, Nov. 18 Involvement
During a typical kettle shift, our bell ringing volunteers help us raise at least $30 per hour – which is enough to provide a family with two bags of groceries or shelter an individual for a night.
If you’d like to sign up, visit our bell ringing registration website and select a shift for Saturday, Nov. 18. Please indicate “Big Brass Blast” in the optional group name field, along with your group name if applicable.
Video Invitation: Play With Us
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