We believe that classical musicians do the most good when we're sharing our experience in a way people can connect with. Our shows are interactive, educational, and most of all, enjoyable.
We perform in spaces that allow listeners to connect with our music--like restaurants, breweries, concert halls, and schools. Original arrangements, standard brass quintet music, and more. Think Queen, Berlioz, Michael Jackson, Gabrieli.
Need a band for your next event? Weddings, gala dinners, fundraisers, graduations and more.
We perform and teach masterclasses in schools and universities. Students of all ages love Michael Jackson when played on tuba.
Matt Baker, trumpet
Chris Haas, trumpet
Katie McCarthy, horn
Sean Keenan, trombone
Max Briggs, tuba
Why Temperance Brass? Who else could spark a room full of people to sing along to Queen’s Bohemian Rhapsody on a Sunday afternoon? NO ONE! I can't wait until they perform again in our taproom.
General Manager, Empirical Taproom and Brew Pub, Chicago
My students loved the performance given by the Temperance Brass during our band classes! Their professional & polished performance, eclectic repertoire, and wonderful personalities engaged all of my students. Hearing such outstanding musicians is an opportunity that many of my students are not able to experience on a regular basis. I would love to have them perform for us again!
Director of Bands, Glenbard North High School, IL
Working with the Temperance Brass was an incredible experience for myself and my students.
The expertise and professionalism they brought to the classroom was exceptional. We were fortunate to
have them as guest artists due to a grant they wrote through the Chicago
Civic Orchestra. Over the course of their four residency visits to LPHS they entertained,
enlightened, and educated my students. They quickly formed a bond with the students, and my kids
were eager to work with them each time. At the conclusion of the
residency, my bands had the opportunity to play Chris Haas' arrangement of Symphonie Fantastique
alongside the Temperance Brass, as well as attend a Chicago Civic Orchestra performance of the same
work to culminate the material they learned in the classroom. If given the opportunity, I would work
with Temperance Brass again and highly encourage any other educator to do the same!
Director of Bands, Lincoln Park High School, Chicago