Powerhouse Brass Quintet is the premier ensemble at Pritchard Music. This ensemble is invitation only and is made up of five of the top players in Montgomery County. The group typically performs over 50 performances a year. Highlights include being a featured student performance group for the Great American Brass Band Festival (www.GABBF.org) in Danville, KY, performing at the Maryland State House, Ellipse Park in DC at the National Christmas Tree, Walter Reed Army Medical Center, Oktoberfest, Zoo Lights at the National Zoo, Children's Inn at NIH, WWII Memorial, Iwo Jima Memorial, the Pentagon and has proudly played many times for our veterans at the DC Honor Flights at Regan National airport. They are also the house band at Omega Recording Studios playing for their sound engineering classes. Powerhouse Brass won first place in the YMIC Metropolitan Chamber Ensemble competition in November 2016, first place in the YMIC International Chamber Ensemble competition in April 2017 and has earned superior ratings at the MD state solo/ensemble competition 6 years in a row. The members also participate in a mentoring program at Pritchard Music to work with beginning students in instrumental music and regularly performs at local elementary schools in the MCPS district. Our goal is to get as many kids playing music as possible. Powerhouse has recorded 3 CD’s: “Powerhouse, LIVE at the Arts Barn” in 2013, “Simple Gifts” in 2015 and the 2017 release “Red, White and the Blues”.