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Boulevard Brass Quintet

Boulevard Brass is a brass quintet based in Norman, Oklahoma that has earned a reputation as an exceptional chamber ensemble. Formed in the summer of 2011 by some of the top brass players at the University of Oklahoma, we have since given over a hundred performances throughout Oklahoma at a wide variety of venues, including church services, conferences, school assemblies, neighborhood parties, weddings, graduations, memorial services, museums, music festivals, and more!

Boulevard Brass is dedicated to furthering the art of brass chamber music and expanding the brass quintet repertoire, with new arrangements and original pieces by our trumpet player and arranger Mervin Tay. In addition to standard brass quintet literature, we are compiling an extensive library of transcriptions and arrangements, covering all styles of music from historical Renaissance pieces to modern pop songs. We enjoy performing a wide variety of music, and we try not to take ourselves too seriously!

One thing we are serious about is the next generation of musicians. We have enjoyed giving performances and clinics at schools throughout Oklahoma. We hope to inspire young players and encourage them to keep making music. We have been fortunate to have music be a big part of our lives, and we can tell you from experience that it just keeps getting more fun!

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Upcoming Events

12.31.2012
Spanish Cove New Years Party
1.11.2013
Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art
Mervin Tay

Mervin is one of the founding members of Boulevard Brass, where many of his pieces are regularly performed. He has served as the music director and conductor for the OU Civic Orchestra and assistant music director to OU Symphony Orchestra and Opera. Mervin is currently the artistic and education director for Cimarron Opera in Norman, Oklahoma and the resident music director, conductor, and composer/arranger for the Sooner Theatre. In addition to performing, he is heavily invested in nurturing young musicians through production classes, lessons, masterclasses, and outreach performances for students of all ages.

Apart from his commitments as a performer and educator, Mervin has also found a passion is writing and orchestrating music for various ensembles. His works have been performed by many organizations and universities, including the University of Oklahoma, Lyric Theatre Oklahoma, Cimarron Opera, Sooner Theatre, Poteet Theatre, the Norman Philharmonic, McFarlin Methodist Church and St. Luke’s United Methodist Church. His works have been performed at the International Trumpet Guild, National Trumpet Competition, and even the Sultan of Brunei’s 60th birthday.

Mervin received Masters degrees from the University of Oklahoma in Trumpet Performance and Instrumental Conducting, studying with Dr. Karl Sievers and Dr. Jonathan Shames. Many of the works performed by Boulevard Brass were written or arranged by Mervin and can be purchased through Solitarius Press.

Derek Blankenship

Derek is currently an Alumni Fellow and Graduate Teaching Assistant at the University of Oklahoma, where he is pursuing his Doctorate of Musical Arts. He has twice been selected as a Semi-Finalist in the Graduate Division of the National Trumpet Competition. His performing experience includes Chuck Owen’s “Jazz Surge”, the Macedonian Radio Orchestra (Skopje, Macedonia), Oklahoma City Philharmonic, Norman Philharmonic, Florida Wind Band, Kingsport Symphony, Johnson City Symphony, Southshore Symphony, Mid-American Trumpet Ensemble, various chamber ensembles and several recording projects throughout the United States and Europe.

Derek received his Master’s Degree from the University of South Florida and Bachelors of Music from Appalachian State University. His Primary instructors include Dr. Karl Sievers, Dr. Jay Coble, Mr. Joe Phelps and Dr. James Stokes. He holds memberships in the International Trumpet Guild, Pi Kappa Lambda National Music Honor Society, the College Music Society and Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia Music Fraternity.

Logan Fish

Logan hails from Lakeland, FL originally, but he has settled down in Edmond, OK. He works full-time for Edmond Music, a locally owned music store in the OKC metro area. On the weekends, he enjoys teaching brass lessons, making beer, and playing guitar and horn at the Edmond Campus of St. Luke’s United Methodist Church, where his wife Candace is the organist and director of traditional worship.

Logan has a bachelor's degree in music performance from Florida State University and two masters degrees from the University of Oklahoma in Music Theory and Horn Performance.

Daryl Nagode

Daryl graduated in 2011 from the University of Oklahoma, where he studied trombone performance with Dr. Irvin Wagner and performed in jazz groups under the direction of Jay Wilkinson. Shortly after graduating, he became a member of Banana Seat, an established 10 piece cover band based in Oklahoma City. They perform weekly throughout Oklahoma and occasionally beyond at wedding receptions, casinos, private parties, and bars. Banana Seat plays popular dance music from the 70s through today, featuring a 4 piece horn section. For more information about upcoming performances, see Banana Seat's facebook page.

Daryl also performs in a 7 piece brass band called the Boyd Street Brass, which is modeled after New Orleans street bands. Led by Jay Wilkinson, they perform a mix of instrumental music and vocal tunes featuring Jay, who writes all the music performed by the group. Boyd Street Brass performs mostly original music by Jay, but they also have many arrangements of popular songs. They completed their first album in April 2015, and they will be recording their second album soon. More information about the album and upcoming performances can be found on their website, boydstreetbrass.com.

Daryl also performs regularly with St. Lukes United Methodist Church, Westminster Presbyterian Church, Sooner Theatre, Weizenhoffer Theatre, Rose State Theatre, Cimarron Opera, and the OKC Jazz Orchestra. He has also performed as an extra or substitute in the Enid Symphony, Lawton Philharmonic, and Oklahoma City Philharmonic.

Paul Nesper

Paul Nesper is an active performer and educator in the OKC metro area. He is currently the Instructor of Tuba and Euphonium at The University of Central Oklahoma. Past schools have included East Central University and Oklahoma Baptist University. He also maintains a private studio of students ranging from grades 7 through 12.

Mr. Nesper has played with the Tulsa Philharmonic, Norman Philharmonic, and Enid Symphony. He was also a member and artistic director of the award winning Juggernaut Tuba Quartet based out of the University of Oklahoma.

Media

Hit the play button near the top of the page to listen to samples in a variety of styles. You can continue to browse the site while you listen. Many of these snippets are from arrangements by our own Mervin Tay!

Repertoire

The Boulevard Brass Quintet has an extensive repertoire in a variety of styles. Below is a sampling of our repertoire, sorted by genre. Many of our pieces are arranged specifically for our quintet by our trumpet player and arranger Mervin Tay - these pieces are marked below with an asterisk (*). Many of Mervin's arrangements and original pieces are available in the Boulevard Brass Chamber Music Series from Solitarius Press. To view the full catalog and order online, visit solitariuspress.com.

We are happy to learn new pieces that you would like us to perform, and with sufficient notice we can also collaborate to add brass parts to existing literature that you would like to perform or even write original arrangements for just about any song that you would like to hear. We are also happy to assist you in putting together a program for your events.

Traditional / Wedding

Badinerie from Orchestral Suite No. 2 in B minor, BWF 1067 - J.S. Bach *
Battle Suite - Samuel Scheidt
Bridal Chorus from Lohengrin, Act III - Wagner
Canon - Johann Pachelbel
Capriol Suite - Peter Warlock *
Chanson de Matin et de Nuit - Edward Elgar *
My Spirit Be Joyful - J. S. Bach
Pavane - Faure
Pomp and Circumstance, Trio of March No. 1: Land of Hope and Glory - Edward Elgar *
Prelude to Te Deum - Marc-Antoine Charpentier *
Rondeau - Jean-Joseph Mouret
Royal Fireworks Music - Handel
The Arrival of the Queen Sheba from Act II of Solomon, BWV 67 - Handel *
Trumpet Voluntary - Clark
Trumpet Voluntary - Stanley
Water Music Suite - Handel
Wedding March from Midsummer Night’s Dream - Mendelssohn *

Sacred / Hymns

All Creatures of Our God and King (Doxology) *
A Mighty Fortress Is Our God *
Benedictus from The Armed Man: A Mass for Peace - Karl Jenkins *
Be Thou My Vision *
Come, Thou Fount of Every Blessing *
Fairest Lord Jesus *
Hallelujah Chorus from Messiah - Handel
Hymn from Adiemus: Songs of Sanctuary - Karl Jenkins*
Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring - J.S. Bach *
Old Rugged Cross *
O Magnum Mysterium - Tomas Luis de Victoria *
Praise the Lord with Drums and Cymbals - Sigfrid Karg-Elert *
The Trumpet Shall Sound - Handel *

Rennaisance

16th-Century Italian Dance Suite *
Ballet (CCLXVIII) - Michael Praetorius *
Loch Lomond - Scottish Folk Song *
O Magnum Mysterium - Tomas Luis de Victoria *
Priere a Notre-Dame from Suite Gothique, Op. 25.3 - Leon Boellmann *
Rennaisance Dances: Five Dances from The Danserye - Tylman Susato

Light Music

Ain’t Misbehavin’ - Fats Waller
Feed the Birds from the Sound of Music - Richard M. Sherman and Robert B. Sherman *
Gabriel’s Oboe – Nella Fantasia, Theme from The Mission - Ennio Morricone *
Girl with the Flaxen Hair - C. Debussy
Grand Valley Fanfare - Eric Ewazen
Greensleeves *
Jeanie with the Light Brown Hair - Stephen Foster *
Just a Closer Walk with Thee
Killer Tango - Sonny Kompanek
Musique de Carmen - George Bizet *
Lil’ Brown Jug
Londonderry Air
Pirates of Penzance Overture 101 - Gilbert and Sullivan *
Russlan and Ludmilla Overture - Mikhail Glinka
Somewhere Out There from An American Tail - James Horner, Barry Mann, and Cynthia Weil *
Suo-Gan - traditional Welsh lullaby *
That’s A-Plenty
Tico-Tico no Fuba - Zequinha de Abreu *

Christmas

A Christmas Festival (Leroy Anderson)
Angels We Have Heard On High *
Carols Of The Bells *
Deck The Halls
Frosty the Snowman *
God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen
Hallelujah Chorus
Hark! The Herald Angels Sing
Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas
In the Bleak Midwinter *
It’s Beginning To Look Like Christmas *
It Came Upon A Midnight Clear
Jesu, Joy Of Man’s Desiring *
Jingle Bells *
Joy To The World *
Let It Snow! *
Nutcracker Suite
O Christmas Tree (O Tannenbaum) *
O Come, All Ye Faithful
O Holy Night *
O Little Town of Bethlehem
Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer
Silent Night
Silver Bells
Sleigh Ride *
The Christmas Song (Chestnut Roasting On An Open Fire) *
The First Noël
Up On The Rooftop
We Three Kings (of Orient Are)
We Wish You A Merry Christmas *
White Christmas *
Winter Wonderland *

Services

Over the years, we have performed at a wide variety of events and accumulated a diverse library of music. We enjoy performing for any occasion, especially for events that brass quintets aren't often called to play. Here are some of the events we have been called to perform at:

  • Wedding Ceremonies, Cocktail Hours, Receptions
  • Church Services and Special Events
  • Memorial Services
  • Commencement Ceremonies
  • Charitable Functions
  • Formal Dinners
  • Not So Formal Dinners
  • School Assemblies
  • Chamber Recitals
  • Music Festivals
  • Retirement Communities
  • Restaurants
  • Libraries
  • Museums
  • Neighborhood Parties (Indoor or Outdoor)
  • Mardi Gras Parties
  • New Years Parties
  • Christmas Parties

Just because your event isn't listed here doesn't mean we can't play for it! We would love to add to this list! We typically perform as a standard brass quintet, but we also perform regularly as a brass quartet at church events and with drumset for jazz events.

Educational Events

The Boulevard Brass Quintet is also available for private lessons and group instruction. We can work individually with students, coach chamber ensembles, or even give combined concert and masterclass style seminars in the class room. We are happy to work with players of any level.

Pricing

There are a lot of factors in price, including distance of travel, rehearsal and performance length, and amount of preparation required. Please contact us if you would like a quote.

Art Moves OKC
12.1.2017

We are performing somewhere in OKC from noon - 1pm. Check back later for more location details. This concert is part of the Art Moves concert series, which is hosted by the Arts Council of OKC.

Norman High School
12.8.2017

We are performing an hour long concert for students at Norman High School.

Christmas Eve at St. Luke's Edmond
12.24.2017

We will perform for the morning service and both evening services at St. Luke's United Methodist Church's Edmond campus.

OKC Library - Noon Tunes
2.22.2018

We are performing from 12:00pm - 1:00pm at the downtown OKC library. This concert is part of their Noon Tunes series, which features local musicians every Thursday in the main atrium. This performance is free to attend.

Lord of Life Lutheran - Reformation Sunday
10.29.2017

We performed for Reformation Sunday at Lord of Life Lutheran Church in Edmond.

Art Moves - Civic Center Music Hall
09.15.2017

We performed in front of Civic Center Music Hall as part of the Art Moves concert series, which is hosted by the Arts Council of OKC.

Shawnee Library
7.21.2017

We performed at the Shawnee Library. This concert was our final performance in our tour of the Pioneer Library System for their summer programming. We had a blast performing at libraries all throughout the metro. Hopefully we'll do this tour again sometime down the road.

St. Luke's Edmond
7.2.2017

We performed at the Edmond campus of St. Luke's United Methodist Church for their patriotic Sunday.

South OKC Library
6.23.2017

We performed at the South OKC Library. This concert was part of a tour of performances in the Pioneer Library System for their summer programming.

McLoud Library
6.22.2017

We performed at the McLoud Library. This concert was part of a tour of performances in the Pioneer Library System for their summer programming.

Moore Public Library / Moore Central Park
6.16.2017

We performed a 2 hour show at Moore Central Park Amphitheater. This concert was part of the Summer Nights Concert series as well as the Pioneer Library System's summer programming.

Noble Library
6.15.2017

We performed at the Noble Library. This concert was part of a tour of performances in the Pioneer Library System for their summer programming.

Newcastle Library
6.13.2017

We performed at the Newcastle Library. This concert was part of a tour of performances in the Pioneer Library System for their summer programming.

Norman Central Library / Lions Park
6.9.2017

We performed at Lions Park before an outdoor movie showing. This concert was on behalf of the Norman Central Library as part of the Pioneer Library System's summer programming.

Blanchard Library
6.8.2017

We performed at the Blanchard Library. This concert was part of a tour of performances in the Pioneer Library System for their summer programming.

Tecumseh Library
6.6.2017

We performed at the Tecumseh Library. This concert was part of a tour of performances in the Pioneer Library System for their summer programming.

Purcell Library
6.5.2017

We performed at the Purcell Library. This concert was part of a tour of performances in the Pioneer Library System for their summer programming.

Norman West Library
6.4.2017

We performed at the Norman West Library. This concert was part of a tour of performances in the Pioneer Library System for their summer programming.

Whole Foods Market (Art Moves)
5.18.2017

We performed at Whole Foods Market in OKC as part of the Art Moves concert series hosted by the Arts Council of OKC.

Highland West Jr. High
5.12.2017

We performed for students at Highland West Jr. High for their career day.

Belle Isle Middle School
5.10.2017

We performed for students at Belle Isle Middle School.

Easter at St. Luke's Edmond
4.16.2017

We performed for Easter services at St. Luke's United Methodist Church's Edmond campus.

Skirvin Party
2.27.2017

We performed an hour of new orleans music for the 10th annual People Pleaser Party at the Skirvin hotel in OKC.

OKC Library - Noon Tunes
2.23.2017

We performed at the downtown OKC metropolitan library as part of their Noon Tunes series. Noon Tunes is a free concert series featuring local musicians every Thursday in the main atrium of the library.

Goddard Center in Ardmore
1.26.2017

We performed a recital at the Goddard Center for Visual and Performing Arts in Ardmore, in conjunction with an art opening for Oklahoma artist Bert Seabourn in the Goddard art gallery.

Christmas Day at St. Luke's Edmond
12.25.2016

We performed for the 10:30am Christmas service at St. Luke's United Methodist (Edmond campus).

Christmas Eve at St. Luke's Edmond
12.24.2016

We performed for the 6:00pm and 8:00pm Christmas Eve services at the Edmond campus of St. Luke's United Methodist Church.

Christmas Eve at St. Luke's Asbury
12.24.2016

We performed for the 4:30pm Christmas Eve service at the Asbury campus of St. Luke's United Methodist Church.

Christmas Eve at St. Luke's Downtown
12.24.2016

We performed for the 1pm Christmas Eve service at the downtown campus of St. Luke's United Methodist Church.

St. Luke's Downtown
12.11.2016

We performed for both traditional services at St. Luke's United Methodist (downtown campus). We also played Christmas music in the Narthex between services.

Lord of Life Lutheran - Reformation Sunday
10.30.2016

We performed for the Reformation Sunday service at Lord of Life Lutheran Church in Edmond.

St. Luke's Edmond
10.09.2016

We performed for the Edmond campus of St. Luke's United Church for their first service in their new building.

St. Luke's Asbury
8.28.2016

We performed for the morning service at St. Luke's Asbury United Methodist Church. This service was part of the sermon series "St. Luke's on Broadway". This week's show was Mary Poppins, so we performed three pieces from Mary Poppins, arranged by our own Mervin Tay.

Guthrie High School
8.26.2016

We performed for students at Guthrie High School.

Art Moves - Leadership Square
7.25.2016

We performed at Leadership Square in OKC as part of the Art Moves concert series hosted by the Arts Council of OKC.

St. Luke's United Methodist
7.3.2016

We performed for both traditional services at St. Luke's United Methodist Church (at the main OKC campus).

Wedding of Mack Burke and Olivia Buthod
7.2.2016

We performed for the wedding of Mack Burke and Olivia Buthod.

Shawnee Public Library
6.5.2016

We performed an hour concert for Shawnee Public Library's Summer Reading Kickoff concert at Celebration of Life Park.

Chandler High School
5.19.2016

We performed for students at Chandler High School.

Piedmont Intermediate School
5.13.2016

We performed for students at Piedmont Intermediate School.

Penn Square Mall
1.2.2016

We performed for an hour at Penn Square Mall in OKC as part of the Art Moves concert series.

St. Luke's Edmond
12.24.2015

We also performed for the 6:30 Christmas Eve service at the St. Luke's United Methodist Edmond campus.

St. Luke's Asbury
12.24.2015

We performed for the 4:30 Christmas Eve service at the St. Luke's United Methodist Asbury Campus.

St. Luke's United Methodist
12.20.2015

We performed for both traditional services (and in between services in the Narthex) at St. Luke's United Methodist in downtown OKC.

Price Convocation
12.19.2015

We performed 30 minutes of Christmas prelude music, ceremony music, and recessional music for the fall convocation of OU's Price College of Business.

Guthrie High School
12.17.2015

We performed for high school and junior high in Guthrie.

Art Moves Christmas
12.10.2015

We performed an hour of Christmas music in the lobby of the Chase Tower in downtown OKC as part of the Art Moves concert series.

St. Luke's Asbury United Methodist
12.6.2015

We performed for the morning service at St Luke's Asbury in south OKC, featuring Christmas music.

Deer Creek
11.6.2015

We performed for high school and middle school students at Deer Creek High School in Edmond.

Shawnee Career Day
10.28.2015

We did 3 performances at Shawnee High School and Shawnee Middle School for their career day.

Lord of Life Lutheran
10.25.2015

We performed for the Reformation Sunday service at Lord of Life Lutheran Church in Edmond.

The Deli
10.8.2015

We played a late night show at the Deli in Norman featuring a lot of polka music for Oktoberfest.

Pioneer Showcase
10.7.2015

We performed at the showcase for the Pioneer Library System summer programs. If selected, we will do a performance tour through all Pioneer Library System locations in Summer 2016.

Art Moves - Sandridge Energy Pavillion
9.15.2015

We performed for an hour at the Sandridge Energy Pavillion in OKC as part of the Art Moves concert series.

Blanchard First United Methodist
8.30.2015

We performed at Blanchard First United Methodist Church in Blanchard.

St. Luke's Asbury
8.23.2015

We performed at St. Luke's Asbury United Methodist Church in Oklahoma City. St. Luke's had a sermon series called St. Luke's on Broadway featuring music from various Broadway shows. This Sunday's show was Oklahoma, so we performed selections from the musical, arranged by our own Mervin Tay.

Art Moves - Myriad Gardens in OKC
7.14.2015

We performed at the Myriad Gardens Pavillion as part of the Art Moves concert series.

Price Convocation
5.9.2015

We performed 30 minutes of prelude music, ceremony music, and recessional music for the Spring convocation of OU's Price College of Business.

Lord of Life Lutheran
1.18.2015

We performed for the 30th anniversary service at Lord of Life Lutheran Church in Oklahoma City.

St. Luke's Asbury
12.21.2014

We performed for the morning service at St. Luke's Asbury United Methodist Church in Oklahoma City.

Art Moves - Chase Tower
12.16.2014

We performed an hour of Christmas music at the Chase Tower in OKC as part of the Art Moves concert series.

Republic Bank Christmas Dinner
12.13.2014

We performed for the Republic Bank of America Christmas Dinner.

Price College Convocation
12.13.2014

We performed prelude, ceremony, and postlude music for OU's Price College of Business fall convocation.

Checotah Public Library - Christmas Party
12.6.2014

We performed an hour of Christmas music at a Christmas Party for the Checotah Public Library.

Lord of Life Lutheran
10.26.2014

We performed reformation Sunday at Lord of Life Lutheran Church in Oklahoma City.

Art Moves in OKC
10.24.2014

We performed at the First National Center in downtown OKC as part of the Art Moves concert series.

Oklahoma Performer's Showcase
9.9.2014

We were selected to audition at a showcase in Stillwater. Performers are heard by librarians from all around Oklahoma and offered the chance to play educational programs at libraries in summer 2015.

Wedding of Jackie Price and Tim Birnbaum
9.6.2014

We performed for the wedding of Jackie Price and Tim Birnbaum at the Philbrook Museum in Tulsa. We performed 30 minutes of prelude music, ceremony music, and an hour of fun music for the cocktail hour.

Wedding of Logan Fish and Candace Hawkins
6.21.2014

Our own Logan Fish got married! We performed ceremony music for his wedding.

United Church of Christ
6.15.2014

We performed for a special farewell service for the minister Warren Jensen at United Church of Christ in Norman.

St. John's Episcopal
5.18.2014

We performed for the homecoming services at St. John's Episcopal church in Norman.

College of Business Convocation
5.10.2014

We performed for the spring convocation of the University of Oklahoma's College of Business. We played 30 minutes of prelude music as well as ceremony music and a brief postlude.

St. Luke's United Methodist
5.04.2014

We were invited to perform for the 125th anniversary of St. Luke's United Methodist Church in Oklahoma City.

Oklahoma Arts Festival - Art Moves
4.26.2014

We performed again at the Oklahoma Arts Festival on behalf of Art Moves on Saturday, April 26th from 3:00pm - 4:45pm.

Oklahoma Arts Festival - Opening Ceremonies
4.22.2014

We performed on the Cafe Stage before and after the opening ceremonies of the 2014 Oklahoma Arts Festival. We are playing again this Saturday!

Lord of Life Lutheran - Easter Sunday
4.20.2014

We performed for Easter morning services at Lord of Life Lutheran church in Oklahoma City.

Festival of Spirituals
4.13.2014

We performed for the 45th annual Festival of Spirituals, hosted by the Cimarron Opera Company and First Presbyterian Church in Norman.

St. Luke's United Methodist
12.22.2013

We played both morning traditional services at St. Luke's United Methodist Church in Oklahoma City. We also played Christmas music in the lobby for 40 minutes between services!

Art Moves - Christmas Music
12.19.2013

We performed Christmas music for an hour in the lobby of the Chase Tower in downtown OKC as part of the Art Moves concert series.

Concert at Crossings
12.17.2013

We performed our first ever recital at Crossings Community Church. The concert was around an hour long and featured a variety of musical styles.

Price College Convocation
12.14.2013

We performed 30 minutes of prelude music, ceremony music, and a couple pep tunes for the OU Price College of Business convocation.

Capitol Tree Lighting
12.3.2013

We were invited back to perform at the governor's Christmas tree lighting event at the state capitol. We performed 45 minutes of Christmas music in the rotunda.

Wedding - Chris Hall and Kathy Gaither
11.23.2013

We performed prelude and ceremony music for the wedding of Chris Hall and Kathy Gaither.

Truman Elementary Veteran's Day Assembly
11.11.2013

We were invited back to perform at the Veteran's Day Assembly at Trumann Elementary in Norman. It's always a nice program and we were happy to be a part.

Whittier Middle School
11.5.2013

We performed for several band classes at Whittier Middle School.

Lord of Life Lutheran
11.3.2013
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We performed for the morning service at Lord of Life Lutheran church in Edmond.

Norman Lions Club
9.2.2013

We performed for the first fall meeting of the Norman Lions Club at First Presbyterian Church in Norman.

Westminster Presbyterian
8.18.2013

We performed for the fall kick off service at Westminster Presbyterian in Oklahoma City. We performed with choir and organ in addition to 30 minutes of prelude music.

St. Luke's United Methodist
8.4.2013

We performed in both traditional services at St. Luke's United Methodist in Oklahoma City. We performed the prelude, offertory, and postlude in addition to the hymns.

South OKC Library
7.27.2013

We performed at the South OKC Library as part of a series of educational performances throughout the Pioneer Library System.

Shawnee Library
7.20.2013

We performed at the Shawnee public library as part of a series of educational performances throughout the Pioneer Library System.

Tecumseh Library
7.18.2013

We performed at the Tecumseh Public Library as part of a series of educational performances throughout the Pioneer Library System.

McLoud Blackberry Festival
7.6.2013
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We performed outdoors at the 2013 McLoud Blackberry Festival.

Newcastle Independence Day
6.29.2013

We performed outdoors before a community fireworks show in the park adjacent to the Newcastle Library.

Blanchard Library
6.29.2013

We performed at the Blanchard public library as part of a series of educational performances throughout the Pioneer Library System.

Wedding - Jon Annesley and Julianne Janeway
6.21.2013

We performed prelude and service music for the wedding of Jon Annesley and Julianne Janeway.

Moore Library
6.15.2013

We performed at the Moore public library as part of a series of educational performances throughout the Pioneer Library System.

Noble Library
6.14.2013

We performed at the Noble public library as part of a series of educational performances throughout the Pioneer Library System.

Purcell Library
6.8.2013

We performed at the Purcell public library as part of a series of educational performances throughout the Pioneer Library System.

Norman Library
6.2.2013

We performed at the Norman public library as part of a series of educational performances throughout the Pioneer Library System.

Rudderless Shooting
5.13.2013

We were selected to perform as extras in a film being shot in Oklahoma. The film is called Rudderless, directed by William H. Macy. For more about the movie, check out their facebook page.

OU College of Business Graduation
5.11.2013

We performed for the University of Oklahoma's College of Business graduation. In addition to the ceremonial music, we performed before and after the event as people file in and out.

Arts Festival
4.27.2013

We performed again at the arts festival at 1pm on the Art Moves stage.

Strothers High School
4.24.2013

We performed for the music programs at Strothers High School.

Festival of the Arts
4.23.2013

We performed at the Festival of the Arts from noon - 1pm on the cafe stage.

St. Luke's United Methodist
4.21.2013

We performed for both traditional services (8:30am and 10:50am) at St. Luke's United Methodist Church in downtown Oklahoma City.

Mervin's Masters Recital
4.11.2013

We performed 4 pieces on Mervin Tay's final Masters trumpet recital.

Downtown Library
3.28.2013

We performed at the Downtown Metropolitan Library in OKC as a part of the Noon Tunes series.

Festival of Spirituals
3.24.2013
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We were happy to participate in the 44th Annual Festival of Spirituals, hosted by Cimarron Opera Company and First Presbyterian Church in Norman. We performed 2 pieces by ourselves and a piece with the combined choirs, which were all arranged by Mervin.

St. Luke's United Methodist
3.24.2013

We were invited back to St. Luke's United Methodist church in downtown OKC to perform the music for both traditional services.

Anne-Valerie Brittan's Doctoral Recital
3.9.2013

We performed a 7 movement piece composed by Anne-Valerie Brittan for her doctoral composition recital Saturday March 9th at 6pm.

Art Moves - OKC
2.12.2013

We played at Leadership Square in Oklahoma City for Art Moves. We performed from noon - 1:00pm near the waterfall in the main open atrium.

Fred Jones Jr Museum of Art
1.11.2013

We played from 6:30pm - 8:30pm at the Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art on the OU campus.

St. Luke's United Methodist
1.6.2013

We played both services at St. Luke's United Methodist Church in Oklahoma City.

Chase Tower - Art Moves
1.3.2013

We performed from noon to 1pm in the lobby of the Chase Tower in Oklahoma City for Art Moves.

Spanish Cove - New Years
12.31.2012

We played some traditional American jazz and pop favorites for a themed new years party at Spanish Cove. We were also joined by a talented guest drummer, Willie Peterson Jr.

Christmas Eve - St. Augustine Episcopal
12.24.2012

We played for the 10pm Christmas Eve service at St. Augustine of Cantebury Episcopal church in Oklahoma City.

Northwest Metropolitan Library - Christmas Concert
12.16.2012

We played a Christmas Concert at the Northwest Metropolitan Library from 2:30pm - 3:30pm.

St. Luke's United Methodist
12.16.2012

We performed in both services at St. Luke's United Methodist church in Oklahoma City.

Outstanding Bankers Dinner
12.15.2012

The president of the Republic Bank of America, Chuck Thompson, hosted a Christmas dinner at the Embassy Suites Conference Center. We were happy to perform for many generous patrons of the arts.

OU College of Business Convocation
12.15.2012

We performed prelude and ceremonial music for the OU College of Business Convocation.

Art Moves - OKC Museum of Art
12.12.2012

We performed from noon - 1:00pm at the Oklahoma City Museum of Art. We featured American jazz and pop standards from 1910-1960 in conjunction with the museum's exhibition 'American Moderns'.

Oklahoma Community Orchestra
12.11.2012
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We were featured as guest artists with the Oklahoma Community Orchestra. We performed 2 pieces that combined the quintet and the orchestra in addition to 3 pieces that featured the quintet alone.

Capitol Tree Lighting Ceremony
11.29.2012
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We played Christmas tunes for the annual tree lighting at the state capitol.

Veteran's Day Assembly
11.8.2012

We played at the annual Veteran's Day Assembly at Truman Elementary. They always put on a great program to honor our finest. We were happy to be a part!

Pepe Delgado's
9.15.2012

We performed from 7-9 at Pepe Delgado's Restaurant on Campus Corner.

OU Law School Convocation
8.17.2012

We provided prelude and postlude music for an OU Law School Convocation.

United Methodist Jurisdictional Conference
7.21.2012

We were invited to perform at the South Central Jurisdictional Conference of the United Methodist Church, held at St. Luke's United Methodist Church in OKC at 10am July 21st.

Memorial Service - D.B. Rooker III
7.3.2012

After performing in the church services on July 1, our group was requested by a family member to perform at D.B. Rooker III's memorial service.

Westminster Presbyterian
7.1.2012

We were invited to perform at Westminster Presbyterian church in Oklahoma City.

OU College of Business Convocation
5.12.2012

We provided ceremonial music and entertainment for the OU College of Business Convocation in the Lloyd Noble Center.

Spanish Cove Retirement Village
5.4.2012

We performed an hour long concert at Spanish Cove Retirement Village Friday, May 4th at 7:00pm.

Norman Music Festival
4.28.2012

We were one of the chamber groups representing the OU School of Music at the Norman Music Festival. We performed a brief set near Benvenuti's Restaurant.

OU Student Composers Recital
4.15.2012

We performed at the spring composers recital at 6:00pm Sunday, April 15th in Pittman Recital Hall. We performed 3 movement pieces by composers David Ikard and Wes Stephens.

Fred Jones Junior Museum of Art
4.13.2012

We performed Friday, April 13th from 4:30 - 6:30 for the Faculty Connections Reception in the Sandy Bell Gallery of the Fred Jones Junior Museum of Art.

Stephenson Research & Technology Center Atrium
4.3.2012

We performed for a reception for researchers and faculty at the Stephenson Research & Technology Center Atrium.

Festival of Spirituals
4.1.2012

We participated in the 42nd annual Festival of Spirituals, hosted by the Cimarron Opera Company. The festival is a non-profit event that features a combination of local churches and professional singers from the company working together to perform a variety of spiritual songs. We were glad to be a part of a great tradition.

Mid-American Christian University
3.16.2012

We performed at Mid-American Christian University's chapel service. The service was dedicated to celebrating the history of church music - we performed several arrangements of traditional hymns with the chapel choir and the congregation.

Logan Fish - MM Horn Recital
3.4.2012

We performed 3 pieces to conclude Logan's Masters Horn recital. We performed original arrangements of Yesterday (The Beatles), Jeanie with the Light Brown Hair (Stephen Foster), and an original salsa-inspired piece by Mervin called Salsosa!

Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art
2.10.2012

We performed in the Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art from 6:30 - 8:30 as part of the Norman Arts Council's "Art a la Carte" series. The art museum teams up once a month with the arts council to provide free museum attendance featuring live music by local artists.

Outstanding Bankers Dinner
12.17.2011

The president of the Republic Bank of America, Chuck Thompson, hosted a Christmas dinner at the Embassy Suites Conference Center. This dinner was attended by generous patrons of the arts in our area, including the president himself. What we do would not be possible without the generous support of patrons like Mr. Thompson.

Fine Arts Convocation
12.17.2011

We performed at the Reynolds Performing Arts Center for OU's december convocation for the Fine Arts college.

Wedding - Lynn and Lindsay Robertson
12.16.2011

We were asked to perform at the wedding of Lynn and Lindsay Robertson. We provided all of the music for the prelude, wedding service, and reception.

St. Luke's United Methodist Church
12.11.2011

We were invited back to perform at the traditional service at St. Luke's. We performed the prelude, postlude, and offertory in addition to one piece with the choir.

Truman Elementary Veteran's Day Assembly
11.10.2011

Truman Elementary has a special assembly every year to celebrate veteran's day. This year they had a Skype chat with family members of Truman students and other soldiers from Oklahoma who were serving in Afghanistan.

Embassy Suites Conference
11.1.2011

We were asked to perform at the luncheon for the 2011 Oklahoma Creativity Forum. The event was held at the Embassy Suites conference center in Norman, and there were over 1000 people in attendance.

St. Luke's United Methodist Church
9.11.2011

We performed in the traditional service at St. Luke's. This performance featured several arrangements by our own Mervin Tay. We performed an original arrangement of his as well as 2 choral works adapted to include brass.

Vineyard Neighborhood Party
9.10.2011

We were asked to play at an annual neighborhood party in the vineyard. Other entertainment included the OU Mascots Boomer and Sooner.

Lynn Robertson

Mr. Tay worked personally with me to choose the perfect selections of music for my wedding. The quintet played brilliantly, and many of the guests commented on how the music was their favorite part of the ceremony. The members of the quintet were friendly, professional, accommodating, and easy to work with. I cannot recommend the Boulevard Brass Quintet highly enough!

Susan Gee, Events Coordinator at Spanish Cove Retirement Village

The concert was superb! The residents do not give standing ovations unless merited! I do hope you will consider us as a future venue as this was one of the most enjoyable concerts this year!

Kevin Smith, Music Director at Cimarron Opera

I have had the pleasure of hearing the Boulevard Brass Quintet perform on several occasions, at several different venues. They always beautifully capture the essence of the program in which they are performing. Their versatility continues to amaze! We at Cimarron Opera recently invited the quintet to perform at our annual Festival of Spirituals, in which Mervin Tay's arrangements and the quintet's interpretations were truly a highlight.

William H. Macy, Director of Rudderless, feature film shot in Oklahoma

********, you guys sound great!

I can't thank you guys enough for being a part of this.

Robert Fasol, Organist and Music Director at St. Luke's

I hope you were privileged to hear the Boulevard Brass Quintet in worship on September 11th. They were outstanding!

Your quintet is rock solid!

Beatrice Silva, Director of Human Resources at Skirvin Hilton OKC

I couldn't have been more pleased. You brought the feel and sound of NOLA / Mardi Gras to our event! Thank you all again for being a part of our evening. I heard SO many great comments about the music. Our team and leadership loved it!

Rodger Nun, Coordinator of Bands for Norman Public Schools

Thanks again - I've gotten a lot of nice comments about your quintet's participation and performance today! [You were] not only excellent musicians to perform at this event but also musicians who are professional and courteous with our Norman Public School students, staff, and patrons.

Boulevard Brass
Booking, General Questions

contact@boulevardbrass.com
405 226 5014

Mervin Tay
Trumpet, Arranger

mervin@boulevardbrass.com
405 808 2891

Derek Blankenship
Trumpet

derek@boulevardbrass.com
336 225 4130

Logan Fish
Horn

logan@boulevardbrass.com
405 802 0044

Daryl Nagode
Trombone, Website

daryl@boulevardbrass.com
405 226 5014

Paul Nesper
Tuba

paul@boulevardbrass.com
708 256 5289

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Mervin Tay has composed and arranged a significant portion of the music the Boulevard Brass performs. Many of his arrangements and original pieces are now published through Solitarius Press. To view the full catalog and order online, visit solitariuspress.com.