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The North American Brass Company will perform a free concert on Sunday, October 13, 3pm EDT, at the Episcopal Church of the Mediator in Harbert, Mich. The concert, the first in a Sunday Family Concert Series, is sponsored by the School of American Music (SAM) and underwritten by the Pokagon Fund.

A professional brass quintet, the North American Brass Company specializes in innovative performances of a wide musical repertoire that ranges from classical to jazz. The group has performed across the Midwest and consists of Jay Crouch and Charles Steck on trumpet, Gary Cooper on trombone, William Browne on French horn and Roger Lewis on Tuba. All the members of the group have taught music and currently play in local symphonies or orchestras, in addition to their performances with the quintet.

“The Sunday Family Concert Series is a significant new initiative for the School of American Music,” says SAM President and Founder Garth Taylor. “Our plan is to offer music that is not ordinarily available locally, and to offer it at no charge to the public, thanks to a generous grant from the Pokagon Fund. Additional concerts are in the works, and we’ll announce them as soon as arrangements are complete.”

Concert-goers can pick up free tickets at SAM’s website. Go to and click on the Tickets & Merchandise tab at the top of the page. The Church of the Mediator is located at 14280 Red Arrow Highway in Harbert, Mich.

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