KrisAnn Sullivan
Frank House director, 308.865.8284 OR sullivankw@unk.edu

Loper Low Brass, the University of Nebraska at Kearney low brass ensemble, will perform at the Frank House at 1:30 p.m.
on Saturday, Dec. 10.

“Shortly after I arrived on campus (2009) I was contacted by KrisAnn Sullivan asking if I had a group that would be interested in playing and, of course, I did,” said Dr. Seth Fletcher, UNK senior lecturer in music and ensemble director. “It’s a tradition we hope to continue!”

Frank House Architect George William Frank, himself a musician, designed rooms on the first floor with coved (as in the library and drawing rooms) and coffered (in the grand hall) ceilings, making the rooms acoustically sound.

“Hearing and seeing the house full of tubas and euphoniums is just a great experience,” Fletcher said. “The entire house resonates when we play, and it’s as if you’re swimming in sound. Plus, the holiday decorations, and how they reflect off the instruments, is visually striking.”

Loper Low Brass members, listed alphabetically by hometown, are: Michael Crawford, Broken Bow; Tommy Augustine, Crofton; Patience Buck and Eric Rempe, Grand Island; Brock Persson and Zach Marghem, Kearney; Jonathan Hunzeker and Vergil Nelson, Minden; Mark Messner,Ogallala; Paula Newhouse, Omaha; and Lee Rushing, Marion, Ark.

While the Loper Low Brass performance is free and open to the public, KrisAnn Sullivan, Frank House director, noted: “Donations helped refurbish the master bed chamber area and will be put to good use as we begin the other planned improvement projects in the Frank House. Saturday at the Frank House educational program volunteers help make the public aware of the needs of the house and the public responds. Donations are always appreciated in support of the Frank House.”

Loper Low Brass will also be performing at the Merryman Center later that day as part of the “Let it Snow!” holiday celebration presented by Crane River Theater. For more information about Loper Low Brass, including photographs and steaming music, visit: www.EuphoniumUnlimited.com.

Upcoming Saturdays at the Frank House include: Dec. 17, “Happy Holiday Tours.” The Annual Christmas Walk is set for Dec. 3-17 during regular Frank House walk-in hours. For more information, visit: www.frankhouse.org.