The Pineywoods Brass Quintet

A performance by the Pineywoods Brass Quintet, featuring music faculty at Stephen F. Austin State University, will be among the events at Brass Day at SFA on Oct. 17. The quintet includes, from left, Dr. Andrea Denis, horn; Dr. Gary Wurtz, trumpet; Dr. Deb Scott, trombone; Dr. Jake Walburn, trumpet; and Dr. J.D. Salas, tuba/euphonium.

NACOGDOCHES, Texas – The School of Music at Stephen F. Austin State University will host its annual Brass Day on Sunday, Oct. 17, on the university campus.

Brass Day is devoted to high school students of all ages who play a brass instrument, including trumpet, horn, trombone, euphonium and tuba, and who are interested in learning more about how to perform the prescribed audition etudes for all-region and all-state bands, according to Dr. Deb Scott, trombone professor at SFA and one of the faculty organizers of Brass Day.

Information about the School of Music and its audition requirements for prospective music majors will also be presented. Music faculty will also discuss practice tips and audition preparation and strategy.

Brass Day features a 4 p.m. performance by the Pineywoods Brass Quintet and the SFA Wind Symphony and Symphonic Band in the Grand Ballroom of the Baker Pattillo Student Center.

For more information and to register, visit, or contact Dr. J.D. Salas, tuba and euphonium associate professor, at or (936) 468-4107. Participation in Brass Day clinics and informational sessions is free of charge. The day’s events begin at 1 p.m. and end at the conclusion of the concert. Activities take place in the Wright Music Building and the student center.