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Need a brass holiday fix? Try the Brass Band of Battle Creek's 'Not-So-Silent Night'

Shelly Kehrle-Sulser / Brass Band of Battle Creek

An impressive range of brass players and percussionists from the U.K. and across the United States will re-assemble as the Brass Band of Battle Creek for holiday concerts at 7:30 pm in W.K. Kellogg Auditorium, Battle Creek on Saturday, Dec 11 and at 7 pm in Chenery Auditorium, Kalamazoo on Sunday, Dec 12. Cara Lieurance spoke with executive director Shannon Aikens and two long-time participants, tubist Marty Erickson and percussionist Dr. Alison Shaw, about the comraderie among the players and their outstanding musicianship.

Cara Lieurance covers local music with live morning interviews, and produces WMUK's Let's Hear It weekday mornings at 10 am Mon-Fri, showcasing local interviews and performances. She also produces The Pure Drop, an hour of Celtic music, with musician Dave Marlatt.
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