Delaware State University’s Department of Music will hold its 10th annual Brass Day on April 8 in the second floor Parlor C of the Martin Luther King Jr. Student Center on campus, 1200 N. Dupont Blvd., Dover.

The event is free and open to the public. Brass musicians are encouraged to bring their instruments and participate in the clinics.

The DSU Brass Day will begin with a 1 p.m. concert by the First State Brass, which features Frank Gazda, DSU professor of low brass, on trombone; Patrick Hoffman, DSU associate professor of music, on piccolo trumpet, and his wife Sara Hoffman, on French horn; and Robert Couto, on trumpet. Also performing as a guest artist with the First State Brass will be Kenneth Bean, a trumpeter who also serves as a conductor for the Young People Philharmonic of Lehigh Valley, Pennsylvania, and the Philadelphia Youth Musicians Orchestra.

Between 2-4 p.m., Bean will lead a brass clinics with a music reading session after.

The ending musical movement of Brass Day will take place at 4 p.m. with a guest recital performed by the U.S. Naval Academy Band Trombone Quartet.

For more, call 857-7885 or email