Music program to host ‘Octubaween’

October 22, 2014

PLATTEVILLE, Wis. —The University of Wisconsin-Platteville Department of Performing and Visual Arts’ music program will host its second annual “Octubaween” on Wednesday, Oct. 29, at the Center for the Arts at 7:30 p.m. The event is free and open to the public.

The event will feature performances by the newly founded Pioneer Brass Choir, which includes 18 UW-Platteville students; a student tuba and euphonium quartet; a student trombone quartet; and a student brass quintet.

Performers will be dressed in Halloween costumes and audience members are encouraged to wear costumes as well. Halloween candy will be available after the concert for children who attend.

“This special concert will showcase the outstanding student brass chamber groups at UW-Platteville and provide an engaging and relaxed musical experience for community members and their families as well as university students, faculty and staff,” said David Earll, music lecturer at UW-Platteville.

The concert will be held in the fashion of the quickly growing trend called “Classical Revolution,” where audiences are able to hear music of the highest quality in a setting that is more accessible than typical concert venues and settings.

“The repertoire for this family event is engaging, exciting and covers a wide range of musical genres,” said Earll. “The selections will thrill and excite audience members of all ages while also showcasing the outstanding talents of the UW-Platteville music students. This concert will provide a safe and enriching alternative or addition to traditional trick-or-treating.”

Contact: David Earll, Department of Performing and Visual Arts, (608) 342-1143,

Written by: Laurie Hamer, College of Liberal Arts and Education, (608) 342-6191,


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