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Hill Country Brass

Who We Are

Hill Country Brass was founded in 1989 as a student group at Southwest Texas State University, now known as Texas State University, in San Marcos, Texas. The group quickly developed into a professional brass quintet, performing extensively throughout the state of Texas and beyond. Hill Country Brass is dedicated to bringing the joy and grandeur of brass to music lovers of all ages.

Performing with Hill Country Brass today are band leader Randy Heaton and Ron Ledbetter on trumpet, Paul Dixon on French horn, Brenda Sansig on trombone, and Keith J. Robinson on tuba. All are involved in other musical pursuits in addition to their participation with Hill Country Brass.

What We Play

Most people might think that a brass quintet (or chamber music ensemble) only plays traditional classical music. While that is a lot of what Hill Country Brass does play, our repertoire is quite extensive. In addition to classical, we offer up contemporary, blues, jazz, show tunes, marches, artist features (solos), Christmas music, German music, rags, Dixieland, patriotic, religious, wedding music and more. Our library is extensive, and we can meet the needs of most any audience.

No matter what your particular occasion or special event might be, please check with Hill Country Brass first. We can usually tailor the music to fit your desires and expectations.

Where We Play

Hill Country Brass plays at a variety of venues for all kinds of occasions. Some of the more typical include weddings and receptions, church services, birthday parties, music clinics at secondary schools, collegiate recitals and guest artist series, Oktoberfest celebrations, Christmas and Christmas Eve services, bridal fairs, cocktail socials, Easter services, anniversaries, retirements, community centers, radio stations, and retirement and nursing homes. In addition, Hill Country Brass plays formal concerts in a multitude of venues to include the “Performing Arts Association Concert Series.”

Hill Country Brass has traveled to Red River, New Mexico on occasion, performing for the residents at their Community House special annual function. The group has performed and is available to perform in most any part of Texas.