Since forming in 1995, the Polished Brass quintet has
played for college and university commencement services, numerous wedding
ceremonies, benefit concerts, indoor and outdoor parties, religious
services, memorials, convocations, and conventions. The repertoire has grown to
include many arrangements from all musical styles and periods, including the
renaissance, romantic, bigband, dixieland, and modern broadway musicals and movie
themes. Each person is an experienced musician with numerous performances to their
Whether you need music for a party or a ceremony, you can be confident
that you made a sound choice with the Polished Brass.
We specialize in choosing selections to please each audience. From our program, "Music Of Our Nation", here is an example of When Johnny Comes Marching Home. Whether performing with vocalists, organ, or piano, audiences enjoy our careful attention to blend and balance that brings energy and excitement to beautiful music. We sometimes add percussion or vocalists such as this: Puttin' On the Ritz. More programs and links to recordings can be found on the page for Concerts and Services.
Thank you and the Polished Brass for "making" the memorial service. Ever so many people told me how pleased they were with the music."
Thank you again for your excellent performance--it was wonderful and exactly what we were hoping for. Please feel free to use us as a reference in the future.">
On behalf of the College and its graduates, I would like to thank the Polished Brass Quintet. It is always special to have live music at such events. The musical selections were quite appropriate and the quintet certainly contributed to the success of the event."
|Mike Blevins - Tuba - . Mike was a student of Sam Green at the UC College-Conservatory of Music, graduating with a degree in music education. He is also a member of the Sinclair Community Band.|
| Robert Coil Ph.D.- Trombone
Bob is a graduate of UC College-Conservatory
of Music with a major in education and bass trombone performance.
also earned an M.B.A at UC and a Ph.D. from The Union Institute , majoring in
education. He plays in the Cincinnati
Orchestra , the
Fellowship , the Howard
plays for musical theater as well as with other local ensembles. Bob is
a professor at Cincinnati
and Community College where he teaches computer courses and was the
founding director of
the college choir. Bob
is also a member of the International
Trombone Association, and organizer of Bones of Cincinnatus.
| Laurel Hinkle - French horn-
Laurel received a Bachelor of Arts from
of Cincinnati McMicken College with a major in music. She was a
of the Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra for over 35 years, and is
a member of the wind quintet, Autumn Winds.
|Tyler Graves - Trumpet -Tyler holds a Master of Music Degree in performance from Miami University, and a Bachelor of Music Performance Degree from Ohio Northern University. On top of being a music educator, Tyler performs throughout the city with ensembles, such as the Mt. Auburn Brass Fellowship and various jazz ensembles.|
|Al Schmidt - Trumpet - Al holds a Bachelor of Music Education Degree and a Masters of Music from Central Michigan University. He is a retired band director from the Lakota School district. Al is also a member of the Cincinnati Brass Band, the Howard Bloemker Orchestra, and freelances around the Cincinnati area. Al has written and arranged music for brass quintet, concert band, brass band and marching band.|