Classical for Kansas City
Play Live Radio
Next Up:
0:00 0:00
Available On Air Stations

Fountain City Brass Band Visits with Classical KC

Fountain City Brass Band
Andrew Schwartz
Fountain City Brass Band

Classical KC speaks with Fountain City Brass Band's Artistic Director Lee Harrelson, Conductor Joseph Parisi, and principal baritone Helen Harrelson.

Fountain City Brass Band, Joseph Parisi conductor

Dundonnell from "Hymn of the Highlands" by Philip Sparke

The Christmas Song by Mel Torme and Bob Wells, Arranged by Philip Sparke

Flowerdale from "Hymn of the Highlands" by Philip Sparke
Ryan Sharp, soprano cornet

A Little Prayer by Dame Evelyn Glennie, Arranged by Robert Childs
Helen Tyler Harrelson, baritone

Gonna Fly Now by Bill Conti, arranged by Mike Kilmartin and Lee Harrelson
Ryan Sharp, Joseph Parisi

Fountain City Brass Band -Winning Performance 2020 Cory Online Brass Band Championship- ROCKY

Vitae Aeternum by Paul Lovatt Cooper
Matthew Vangjel, flugelhorn

Auld Lang Syne by Simone Mantia, Arranged by Keith Wilkinson and Lee Harrelson
Lee Harrelson, euphonium

"A Christmas Festival" by Leroy Anderson, Arranged by James Wood and Lee Harrelson

For more information on Fountain City Brass Band visit

Home for the Holidays - Fountain City Brass Band 2020 Virtual Holiday Performance

Local Musicians and Ensembles are featured on Saturday and Sunday evenings at 8 pm on 91.9 Classical KC and at

Originally from Indiana, Libby Hanssen is a freelance writer in Kansas City. She is the author of States of Swing: The History of the Kansas City Jazz Orchestra, 2003-2023. Along with degrees in trombone performance, Libby was a Fellow for the NEA Arts Journalism Institute at Columbia University. Learn more at Proust Eats a Sandwich.
Stephen Steigman is director of Classical KC. You can email him at
Dawn is the Finance Manager for KCUR and Classical KC. She can be reached by email at