"At this concert there will be more because it is a tribute concert," Woodard said. "We have invited former players.
"Sam was a founder of the group and president of the board of directors. Sam was a very inspirational musician who gave his talent to several groups. He educated young people about the power of music. I think an important word to apply to Sam is joy. He had a joy about making music, and it was infectious."
Musician Steve Smarr played in several groups with Brenneman over a period of 15 years.
"Sam was a trumpet player and one of those rare musicians who practiced daily throughout his entire life," Smarr said.
Brenneman's influence will be apparent in the upcoming concert with Mountain State Brass Band, a group that performs a variety of music, including marches, religious tunes and big band sounds.
The upcoming concert will include a variety of tunes, including "Lancashire," "Amazing Grace," "His Eye is on the Sparrow," "Soon and Very Soon," "Ross Roy," "Pittsburgh Overture," "Elsa's Procession," "Light Cavalry," "Nabucodonosor," "Armed Forces Salute," "Barnum & Bailey," "Motondo," "Summertime," music of George Gershwin, and "The Floral Dance."
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