last update: 1/1/2004

Like Laura's glass unicorn, Brass Menagerie is unique... unique in instrumentation... unique in colors of tone. Founded in 1985, this popular brass quintet is comprised of two trumpets, french horn, tuba and euphonium. The resultant sound is seductively warm and smooth, yet delicate, clear as crystal.

Brass Menagerie performs annually in the "La Noche de las Luminarias" at the Desert Botanical Gardens in Phoenix and in concert performances adds that glorious, yet often tender, panache that only a brass ensemble can create:

Park concerts
Christmas settings
Patriotic events
Church services

The repertoire is rich in musical styles: renaissance, baroque, classical, romantic, patriotic, marches, Dixieland, jazz, blues, Broadway hits.... in short, everything from Bach to Beatles, and Bach again.

To paraphrase Tennessee Williams, Brass Menagerie will "... play a little hot swing music to warm you up!"


Our first recording, LUMINESSENCE, is now available!

Click for song list and ordering information.

BRUCE LEGGE, trumpet
Mesa Symphony Orchestra
Music educator with Roosevelt & Litchfield School Districts
Performing 16 years with Arizona symphonic orchestras
ASU School of Music

SHARON ASH, trumpet
San Marcos Symphony
Music educator with Mesa Public Schools
Crane School of Music, Potsdam NY, State University of New York System

Mesa Symphony Orchestra
Flagstaff Symphony
Flagstaff Summer Festival Orchestra
Sun City Orchestra
Scottsdale Symphony
Phoenix College Community Orchestra
Canejo Valley Symphony, California
Georgetown Symphony, Washington DC
Maryland Horn Club
Music Educator in Arizona Schools
Northern Arizona University

DON LARRY, euphonium
Territorial Brass Band
Two Balloons tuba/euphonium quartet
ASU Alumni Band
Capitol City Band, Madison WI
Great Western Rocky Mountain Band, Silverton CO
Mesa Corps Salvation Army Band
Richmond Brass Band (London)
Mesa City Band
2BA4, tuba/euphonium ensemble
ASU School of Music and Sun Devil Band
San Marcos Symphony, Musica Nova Orchestra, Mesa Symphony
Architect, HL Design Build
Faculty Associate, ASU College of Architecture

Territorial Brass Band
Two Balloons tuba/euphonium quartet
Desert City Six
Denver Concert Band
Mesa City Band
2BA4 tuba/euphonium ensemble
Air Force Band in Washington D.C.
Organ technician


Hornist and arranger for Brass Menagerie since 1996
Killed in an auto accident on August 26th, 1998
Performed 6 years with Arizona orchestras and bands
Music educator with Mesa Public Schools
University of Michigan School of Music
School of Education, Northern Arizona University
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Don Larry, 523 North Macdonald, Mesa, AZ 85201, (480) 495-2299

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