The Starkweather Brass Quintet was formed in 2005 and has quickly established itself as one of the premiere brass groups in the greater Cleveland area. Made up of Larry Herman (trumpet), Heather Zweifel (trumpet), Emily Shelley (horn), Tom Pylinski (trombone), Ben Ammon (tuba); the Starkweather Brass Quintet is the perfect ensemble for your wedding, church service, concert series, corporate or private party or school’s commencement.
The small ensemble offers a full brass sound with a wide dynamic range. Their repertoire ranges from medieval and baroque music all the way up to contemporary tunes. If something isn’t in their current library, one of their experienced arrangers can set it for your function. Starkweather’s performers hold degrees some of the nation’s finest institutions, including the Cleveland Institute of Music, and can be heard all over Ohio performing with every kind of ensemble from salsa bands to symphony orchestras.
Starkweather Brass – elegance for my wedding
Starkweather Brass did a lovely job with my wedding. They provided music during the entire mass, including prelude and postlude, and it was the perfect touch to the day. They were easy to book, easy to work with, and everything went well. I am part of a brass quintet and my fellow quintet members were also impressed! I’d highly recommend the group.Maria Thomas & Jeff GreenMay 23, 2015St Mary's Berea
The quintet was outstanding! The musical pieces selected were beautiful!! Erik was a pleasure to work with and everything went as smoothly as he promised!!Barbara Warnke (Kara Warnke wedding)Jul 10, 2010Severance Hall