The McPherson Community Brass Choir will perform at the McPherson Church of the Brethren at 4 p.m May 12. Under the direction of Mr. Jerry Toews, retired instrumental music director from Goessel High School, the concert will feature two guest soloists. World renown Euphonium soloist, Timothy Shade and Steven Gustafson, organist, will individually solo with the Brass Choir. Shade is director of the wind ensemble and orchestra at Bethel College in North Newton. Gustafson has held music positions at McPherson College and is the director for planned giving for the college.

 The McPherson Community Brass Choir will perform at the McPherson Church of the Brethren at 4 p.m May 12. Under the direction of Mr. Jerry Toews, retired instrumental music director from Goessel High School, the concert will feature two guest soloists. World renown Euphonium soloist, Timothy Shade and Steven Gustafson, organist, will individually solo with the Brass Choir. Shade is director of the wind ensemble and orchestra at Bethel College in North Newton.  Gustafson has held music positions at McPherson College and is the director for planned giving for the college.


 The choir, formed in 1973, is the longest active McPherson musical organization that performs on a regular basis. The members of the choir come from all walks of life, and all have a passion for playing brass instruments. Many have full-time careers outside of the music profession.

 The McPherson Church of the Brethren is at 200 N. Carrie St. in McPherson.  There is no charge for admission.