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Occurs on Sunday April 28 2024

Approximate running time: 0 hours and 50 minutes


The Bailey Theatre
1501 Cedar Avenue
Trail BC V1R 4C7

Event Notes

× Trail Arts Council's TECK Family Series 2023-24 presents

Buzz Brass - The Pen of Perilous Pitfalls

Sunday, April 28, 2024 at 3 pm in The Bailey Theatre

Single tickets are $15 or get tickets to both Family Series shows for just $20.

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The Trail & District Arts Council presents Buzz Brass - The Pen of Perilous Pitfalls, a captivating classical music show for kids ages 5-10 and their families to enjoy together. Come discover an original musical story, performed live by Buzz Brass’s five talented musicians, that will carry you away to a multitude of literary and cinematographic worlds through 400 years of history.

A dynamic classical and jazz score tells the story of Alexandra, a young teenage girl who doesn’t appear capable of heroic actions. But, following an unusual start to her day, Alex is handed a magic pen that allows her to visit imaginary worlds. Finding herself moving swiftly from one adventure to another Alex comes across all kinds of characters. Wanting to find answers to her questions Alex will need to decide whom she can truly trust while overcoming an unexpected threat to the balance among the worlds. Will our heroine see her perseverance rewarded and save everyone?

The story is told by music that carries you from Camelot’s Arthurian legends to Sherlock Holmes’ investigations, then transports you to a ship out of "The Pirates of the Caribbean" before you board a spacecraft out of "Star Wars". But the fun doesn't end there as the music takes you to a universe of superheroes and video games before you enter the fantastical worlds of "Harry Potter", "The Lord of the Rings" and James Bond.

Music includes: "La fille aux cheveux de lin" by C. Debussy; "Super Mario Bros. Theme" by K. Kondo; "Toccata & Fugue in D minor" by J. S. Bach; "Sabre Dance" by A. Khachaturian; "It Don’t Mean A Thing" by D. Ellington; "Theme from Harry Potter", "Theme from Jurassic Park" and "Star Wars Main Theme" all by John Williams; "Apprenti sorcier" by P. Dukas; "The Avengers - Main Theme" by A. Silvestri; "James Bond Theme" by M. Norman; "Pirates of the Caribbean" by K. Badelt; and "Monsters, Inc." by Randy Newman.

Suitable for ages 5 to 10 years old. Show length 50 minutes. No intermission.

Since 2002, the Buzz Brass quintet has been travelling all over the globe with over 1,600 appearances to its credit. The numerous awards and distinctions that Buzz Brass has earned over the years (Opus, ADISQ, and Trille Or) attest to both the quality and the relevance of its musical performances. Thanks to numerous innovative programmes, praiseworthy recordings, a unique repertoire, and a vision of classical concerts that reaches out to a wide audience, the group now features among the most reputable brass quintets in Canada. Its latest productions have had Buzz collaborating with established symphony orchestras such as those of Gatineau, Sherbrooke, Winnipeg and Quebec City as well as with Ottawa’s National Arts Centre Orchestra.

“A first-class brass quintet, with a likeable flair for humour and for pleasing a crowd without uttering a word.” - Three Weeks Edinburgh newspaper

The other show in the series is iLumiDance by Rainbow Dance Theatre on Sunday, February 18. A captivating interactive performance featuring electronic costumes, props, and puppets using light wire tech that enchants the audience and gets them excited about technology. Dancers and puppets are illuminated so that they appear to float in an undersea world, and where gigantic colorful insects and butterflies fly around the dancers on the darkened stage. A tour-de-force of virtuosic dancing, magic and humor and cutting-edge technology.

Reserved Seating. Single tickets available online at, by phone at 250-368-9669, and in person at the Bailey Box Office at 1501 Cedar Ave., Trail. Theatre doors open 30 minutes before the show.

Buzz Brass - The Pen of Perilous Pitfalls is made possible thanks to funding from Teck Trail Operations, the BC Arts Council, BC Touring Council, the Government of Canada, and Tourism South Kootenay. We also gratefully acknowledge the financial support of the Province of British Columbia.

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