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The 2013 Brass Blast

Thank you to all of the brass players, volunteers and family who joined us at the 2013 Brass Blast. Save the date for the 2014 Brass Blast attempt to be held on April 26, 2014 at Southington High School.

View the official 2013 Brass Blast video (35 minutes) or the short version (4 minutes). More photos and video from 2013 are also on the Southington Brass Facebook page, in the Hartford Courant, and in the Art Rich Photography album.

This year's special guests were:

The Southington Brass Blast is a brass festival, a Guinness World Record attempt for the largest trumpet ensemble and a benefit for organizations that support students and musicians. At least 1,167 trumpeters are needed to break the record.

Over $6,000 was raised for these three worthy organizations:

Here is a photo of the check presentation.

Brass checks

View the 2013 Brass Blast Program. Promotional material from the 2013 event included Southington Brass Blast 2013, a Guinness World Record Attempt event on Facebook, a Southington Brass poster, a public service announcements which are available in a 30-second (video), 30-second (audio) and 60-second (audio) versions or listening to a radio interview on WQUN.

Additional Performances

The Funky Dawgz Brass Band, a New Orleans style second line brass band from The University of Connecticut.

Funky Dawgz

The Tower of Power horn section - Adolfo Acosta, Sal Cracchiolo, Emilio Castillo, Doc Kupka, and Tom Politzer, plus David Garibaldi, the TOP drummer, will be putting on a 60 minute clinic. They are being sponsored by Yamaha and Vantis Life. Tower of Power started performing 45 years ago in Oakland, CA. Each year Tower of Power tours the United States, Japan and Europe, playing to sold out crowds all over the world. Recent releases include “Great American Soulbook”, a collection of classic soul tunes, and the 40th Anniversary Concert DVD. Tower has never been busier or more in demand. New generations of fans come to see the band perform as their timeless music continues to excite fans of all ages.


Lead Sponsors

We would like to thank our lead sponsors.

- Vantis Life: Insurance Company

Vantis Life


- TAB Computer Systems, Inc.

TAB Computer Systems


- Yamaha: 125 Years of Passion & Performance




Thank you to all of our supporters.

- Wayne Stanforth, CPA


- Lux Bond & Green

Lux Bond & Green


- Westchester Brassmen Drum and Bugle Corps

Westchester Brassmen


- S.E. Shires Custom Brass Instruments

S.E. Shires Custom Brass Instruments


- Ryan Business Systems

Ryan Business Systems


- Music & Arts

Music & Arts


- WTIC NewsTalk 1080

WTIC NewsTalk 1080


- The Music Shop of Southington

Music Shop of Southington


- Southington Chamber of Commerce

Southington Chamber of Commerce


- Charles Colin Publications

Charles Colins


- Jaeger Brass: Brass Instrument Specialists

Jaeger Brass


- Emendee Technologies: Telecommunications and Energy Solutions


- D'Agostino & Mazzone, LLC: Certified Public Accountants, Business & Financial Advisors


- Pan De Oro: All Natural Tortilla Chips

Pan De Oro


- Carmen Filloramo Photography

Carmen Filloramo Photography

- Guida's Milk

Guida's Milk


- E.K. Blessing, manufacturing brass instruments since 1906.
Blessing Brass


- ChopSaver
ChopSaver Systems


- Rachel's Cookies & Treats
Rachel's Cookies & Treats