The repertoire of the Mobility Brass LIVE Quintet spans five centuries. The group will perform a free concert Nov. 10 at UAM. Special to The Commercial


The United States Air Force Band of Mid-America Mobility Brass LIVE will present a free public concert at the University of Arkansas at Monticello at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 10. The event will be held in the UAM Fine Arts Center.


Mobility Brass Quintet is the newest group of the U.S. Air Force Band of Mid-America. The group performs in a 10-state area, according to a news release.


“With the traditional instrumentation of two trumpets, French horn, trombone and tuba, the ensemble is known for its versatility and outstanding musicianship,” according to the release.


Their repertoire spans five centuries, from the antiphonal sounds of the Renaissance to diverse American musical styles, according to the release.


Jason Smith is director of jazz studies at UAM.


“Whether a military march, jazz standard or an original arrangement of patriotic favorites, each Mobility Brass Quintet program is a blend of inspiration and entertainment,” Smith said.


The ensemble’s music has universal appeal and includes special programming for younger audiences, he said.


“This ensemble not only performs in concert halls and civic events, but also adds a distinctive presence to official military ceremonies and events of state,” Smith said.


Details: UAM Division of Music, 870-460-1060.