Brass Kamarades Quintette de Cuivres

Brass Kamarades News Archives

2008 - 2007 - 2006

8 novembre 2008 - Session d'enregistrement

Nous avons été invité à participer à l'enregistrement du premier disque de l'ensemble à cordes Les Goûts Réunis. La session d'enregistrement s'est tenue au Studio Red Tube dans le secteur Saint-Luc.

Nous avons accompagné l'ensemble pour l'enregistrement de la Cantate 147 de J.S. Bach. Cette pièce a souvent été jouée par les deux groupes lors de concerts conjoints et Christian Poupart, le directeur musical, tenait à nous avoir comme artistes invités pour leur premier album. Quelques photos suivront sous peu.


13 septembre 2008 - Nouvelles Photos

Comme promis dans la dernière nouvelle, des photos reçues depuis longtemps et tout récemment ont été ajoutées sur notre galerie de photos.

Il s'agit des photos pour le Café-Concert de l'Hiver dernier, de même que pour le mariage de Karine et Yan d'il y a quelques années. Elle va enfin pouvoir les regarder, manque de temps de ma part, je n'avais pas pu les mettre en ligne avant.


7 septembre 2008 - Nouveau Look du Site

Hé oui ! j'ai travaillé fort pour redonner un nouveau look au site. J'ai retravaillé les styles pour enlever les boutons du menu et le changer afin de lui donner des sous-menus, les titres pour leur donner un effet tri-dimensionnel... J'ai également rajouté le bouton pour ajouter aux favoris, quoiqu'il ne soit disponible qu'en anglais.

Des nouvelles photos sont en route pour le Café-Concert de l'Hiver dernier, de même que pour le mariage de Karine Girard, alors, restez branché.


12 juin 2008 - Bal des finissants de Mgr Richard

Le 21 juin prochain, Brass Kamarades sera obligé de briser avec la tradition et devra se résigner à suivre les finissants de la Polyvalente Mgr Richard pour déménager ses pénates à l'hôtel Marriot Château Champlain pour célébrer avec les jeunes...En espérant que nous aurons quand même droit à un bon souper. À suivre...


19 avril 2008 - Colloque Femmes et DÉveloppement Local

Brass Kamarades a joué jeudi le 17 avril à l'hôtel Relais Gouverneurs Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu pour le "Colloque Femmes et Développement Local" organisé par le Centre Local de Développement (CLD) du Haut-Richelieu.


10 mars 2008 - 25e de la Fondation SantÉ

Brass Kamarades a été de la fête avec les bénévoles de la Fondation Santé pour son 25e anniversaire et s'est même permis le luxe d'ajouter un percussionniste pour agrémenter encore plus la soirée. En effet, Claude Roy, un solide percussionniste de la région et professeur de musique de l'École Secondaire Beaulieu a ajouté sa touche personnelle au groupe pour rendre l'événement inoubliable pour les convives.

Cette soirée anniversaire s'est tenue au Restaurant Pacini de Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu et nos hôtes Luc et Pascal ont été aux petits soins avec tout le monde comme à leur bonnes habitudes.

Vous pouvez aller voir nos nouvelles photos... et une belle lettre d'appréciation de la part de la Fondation.


6 fÉvrier 2008 - SuccÈs au CafÉ Concert

Brass Kamarades, qui a attendu 7 ans et non 6 comme mentionné auparavant, s'est présenté au Café Concert du 20 janvier dernier avec la ferme intention d'avoir du plaisir sur scène et c'est ce qui est arrivé.

La salle de 115 places était remplie avec 140 spectateurs et plusieurs ont dû se relayer pour avoir une chance de s'asseoir de temps à autre. Le choix de pièces a plu à tous et la symbiose entre le quintette et son public en a étonné plusieurs, dont les musiciens eux-mêmes. Claude a été fidèle à lui-même avec ses petites pointes d'humour qui sont allé chercher la salle, même s'il a été le seul des 5 à ne pas présenter de pièces; Michel a su ajouter son grain de sel (Hey! Ça rime...); Guylaine nous a montré qu'elle pouvait parler en avant aussi bien qu'elle pouvait jouer de son instrument; Denis Bellemare a comme toujours été celui qui a le plus parlé et je me suis contenté de présenter 2 pièces. L'aîné cède sa place aux jeunes.

Il y avait beaucoup de visages connus dans la salle et plusieurs nous ont félicité pour notre prestation. Des assidus du Café-Concert nous ont même fait une fleur en nous disant que le quintette de cuivre a été de loin le meilleur groupe qu'ils ont entendu.

Voici d'ailleurs un commentaire affiché sur le blog de Denis Roy qui a assisté à notre représentation:

« Puis, hier, j'en ai profité pour assister au spectacle des membres du quintette de cuivres « Brass Kamarades » qui se produisait à la bibliothèque du secteur St-Luc. J'y ai passé un délicieux moment. »


December 26, 2007 - Brass Kamarades at the Café Concert

Back again 6 years later, Brass Kamarades will be the featured group at the Café Concert held at the Saint-Luc librairy in Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu on January 20th 2008 from 11h00 till noon, followed by a get together where you will able to have a little chat with the musician of the brass quintet. It's a free concert without intermission and there is only 150 places available with no reserved seats. The doors will open at 10:30 AM so arrive early in order to have a good seat.


October 22, 2007 - Brass Kamarades in the news

Back again 6 years later, Brass Kamarades will be the featured group at the Café Concert held at the Saint-Luc librairy in Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu on January 20th 2008 from 11h00 till noon, followed by a get together where you will able to have a little chat with the musician of the brass quintet. It's a free concert without intermission and there is only 150 places available with no reserved seats. The doors will open at 10:30 AM so arrive early in order to have a good seat.


October 14, 2007 - Brass Kamarades on television

That's it, it's done, we just passed on televivion this morning on TQS during the Y'a Plein d'soleil program and, I don't want to brag but we did an excellent performance and the studio sound take was great. The web site statistics are going up the roof today.

You can also visit our links page, I just added a new link from a friend's website.


September 22, 2007 - News

We just finished our last summer contract. A wedding at "Les Bergeries de L'Acadie" for a beautiful young couple in a beautiful countryside setting.

We also added new pictures on our photo page but we are missing a lot of pictures from this summer's jobs. If you have some that you want to share with the rest of the world, do not hesitate to contact us here.


September 16, 2007 - Summer's end

Brass Kamarades had another busy summer with the wedding of Pascale and Didier at the St-Athanase church on July 28th where the music for the ceremony was played by about 30 members of the Choeur du Richelieu accompanied by their pianist on the organ under the baton of Mr Gilles Roy and the violins of the Poupart family, namely Christian Poupart, his wife Claire Lachance and their youngest daughter Andréanne Poupart. The day went on with cocktail music on the premises of the Manoir Christie within walking distance of the church. For the meal ambiance, our good friend Pierre-Armand Tremblay had hired the services of the excellent Jocelyn Lapointe on trumpet.

We then played on August 4th for the wedding of Mélanie et Alexandre at the L'Acadie church and it was again a success for this former clarinet player of the Cercle Philharmonique de Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu.

Then came the time for our Guylaine to tie the knot with Jean-François on September 1st on the enchanting site of the Fort Saint-Jean Campus. Guylaine being quite busy that day, we had to call upon an old friend, a trumpet player and music teacher Mario Charbonneau who has a solid reputation in the region to replace her, which he did with brio. A very special thank you Mario. You also allowed us to recall nice souvenirs because it had been a long while since we played together.

To continue this beautiful summer, we were invited once again to be the featured group for the taping of the TV program "Y'a Plein d'soleil" on September 15th for the episode that will air on Sunday October 14th from 11AM till noon on TQS and will rerun on the following Wednesday from at 2PM. Just like the last time, we were like kids in a candy store in the studio and the cast and crew of this dynamic program was, like always very friendly and humorous. Thanks again to Louis-Paul Allard, Tex Lecor, Roger Joubert and France Proteau pour everything. We had our families in tow for the recording and they had a ball as well.


June 25, 2007 - Follow up

We had a busy spring with a wedding at the Repentigny church for a couple of teachers from the polyvalente Mgr Richard followed by a reception at an ancestral house in L'Assomption where the cocktail was given outside while we played under a nice pergola.

The défi du Général Roméo Dallaire to profit both the Fort Saint-Jean Museum and the Haut-Richelieu Museum was, again this year a monstrous success with a surprise visit of a "Leopard" armored vehicle (nicknamed "monster" by the Afghan people )of tha Canadian Armed Forces which came directly from the ValCartier base for the event. This mean machine acted as a magnet with the kids and the kids at heart attending. The ambiance music was much appreciated.

The wedding at L'Auberge Les Trois Tilleuls was a real success. With the sound carrying so much on the water, passing boats were stopping to listen to the music coming from the brass quintet.

We also had a surprise contract for a private brunch given for a triple 50th birthday on Father's Day at the Club de golf de Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu which were relatives of Michel Hébert, our trumpet player. A nice morning of souvenirs under the sound of a nice ambiance music appreciated by all.

And finally, our fifth prom night for the Polyvalente Mgr Richard of Verdun. We created an ambiance typical of this sort of venue and the crowd jouned us for our rendition of the now famous "Saint's Hallelujah" written for our fetish group, Canadian Brass. Our pleasant evening ended with a fabulous meal at the Restaurant Le Castillon of the Hilton Bonaventure de Montréal where we were, once again, treated like kings with one of the warmest service and a menu that some well renown places in Montreal could envy. A special thanks to our waiter Antonio for his anecdotes and his genuine frankness, he was a breath of fresh air. We only regret that we had forgotten our camera to immortalize the occasion with our hosts.


April 27, 2007 - Brass quintet music

It's finaly here !!! We added a page for the music clips. You can now listen to us by clicking on the music button on the menu bar. Enjoy !


April 25, 2007 - Wedding

This is a news flash, another member of our brass quintet is getting married this year. Our one and only member of the opposite gender, namely Guylaine, will tie the knot this coming September 1st with her boyfriend Jean-François. We will be playing at the wedding ceremony only and Guylaine's substitute trumpet player is yet to be confirmed.


February 11, 2007 - Update

The wedding was great, everybody loved the music and Marcel-André, despite all his fearsD day is almost there. Claude Archambault and Karine Bernier are getting married on February 3rd and Brass Kamarades brass quintet is preparing for the venue. To replace Claude, the brass quintet acquired the services of his good friend Marcel-André Boulais who, I think,is more nervous than the groom to be just thinking about playing with us. And of course we're capitalizing on it to add extra pressure. What are friends for?...Marcel-André wants his picture taken with us for posterity and I assure you that it will be posted on the site along with all the wedding pictures. Stay tuned and I promise you a special page just for the event., did a very decent job in replacing Claude on the trombone. Pictures will follow as promised.


January 17, 2007 - News

D day is almost there. Claude Archambault and Karine Bernier are getting married on February 3rd and Brass Kamarades brass quintet is preparing for the venue. To replace Claude, the brass quintet acquired the services of his good friend Marcel-André Boulais who, I think,is more nervous than the groom to be just thinking about playing with us. And of course we're capitalizing on it to add extra pressure. What are friends for?...Marcel-André wants his picture taken with us for posterity and I assure you that it will be posted on the site along with all the wedding pictures. Stay tuned and I promise you a special page just for the event.


October 31, 2006

New pictures are in from our summer contracts, you can go and check them out at our "Gallery" page which changed to keep you from having to scroll down to the bottom of the page all the time.


September 4, 2006 - New stuff

Here it is at last, the page that gives you the bios of the founding members of Brass Kamarades.


July 10, 2006 - More to come

A site is never finished, so pay us another visit soon because we're working on more content. Soon to come is a new page for audio clips so you can listen to our music before taking a decision on hiring us. We also want to put newspaper clips and articles on a different page and at the same time allow you to add your comments about Brass Kamarades. We also want to add a subpage to the "Members" page to include the bios of former musicians of the group without whom, the brass quintet would not be here to entertain you. So consider it a call for André Lessard, Paul Defour and Claude Jean.

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