Go for the Works… Brassworks 4
On November 1, 1994 at 101 S Locke in downtown Farmington, NM, Scott made the coffee, Connie brought cinnamon rolls, Mick provided the tuning exercises and Paul remembered his trombone. What was supposed to be “serious” turned out to be nine and a half years of “serious fun.” It didn’t take too long to discover there wasn’t a whole lot of published music for our instrumentation so we began writing. Well, Scott and Paul wrote. Mick made phone calls. Connie organized the growing wardrobe of matching attire. After all, we had to look good on stage playing all of our new music, right? What we had together worked well. We quickly agreed that Brassworks 4 would be “the four of us, or none of us.”
A couple of years into our routine and after many requests for our arrangements, “we” decided it was time to build a website and sell our stuff. Connie, being the “nerd” in the group, jumped at the chance to give it a whirl. Paul, Mick and Scott helped fold, staple and ship orders all across the globe. Hence (we loved that word) the creation of Brassworks 4 Publishing.
We toured, recorded, taught and made many, many friends along the way. But as they say, all good things must come to an end. On February 28, 2003, Brassworks 4 formed The Lean Mean Brass Machine, a large brass choir, and took the stage presenting our Final Farewell Concert in Albuquerque, NM. And so ended our time together on stage. BUT… on lives Brassworks 4 Publishing! However in January 2010, the name changed to Brassworks 4 Sheet Music Sales as the publishing side of the company found a lovely new home in Connecticut. The store is still here, bigger and better than ever, ready to supply your folders with some of the best writing in the world!
Brassworks 4 members (l to r):
Connie Frerich-Schulz, euphonium
Paul Bara, trombone
Michael (Mick) Hesse, cornet
Scott Ramsey, cornet
Contact Brassworks 4 Sheet Music Sales:
Connie Schulz, owner