The Chicago Brass Band, under the direction of Dr. Colin Holman, is pleased to feature world-renown trumpet soloist, Crispian Steele-Perkins, on his final U.S. tour. The concert will take place on Saturday, March 20th at 8:00 p.m. at Crystal Lake South High School, 1200 S. McHenry Ave., Crystal Lake, Illinois. Crispian Steele-Perkins is well known to concert and radio audiences as a full-time trumpet soloist, and his career has embraced a wide spectrum of musical experience - dance band, symphony orchestra, opera orchestra, film soundtracks and TV signature tunes. With the emergence of historically-informed performances, Crispian Steele-Perkins became interested in collecting, restoring and learning to play early trumpets and his collection currently boasts more than one hundred pre-1900 mechanised and 'natural' trumpets. Considered by many to be the world's leading player of the natural trumpet, he now performs and records regularly with many of the most eminent period instrument ensembles. As a soloist, Crispian Steele-Perkins gives lecture recitals with keyboard accompaniment. "Though frequently recorded, there are surprisingly few versions of the Haydn Trumpet Concerto which one would be happy to experience on a regular basis but this is certainly one of them. Steele-Perkins' playing is concerned with shape and decorum, not just demonstrative virtuosity." – Gramophone. "Considered to be the world's leading player of the Baroque Trumpet" – Continuo Magazine, USA. "... the incomparable Crispian Steele-Perkins" - Gramophone. The concert will feature solos and natural trumpet demonstrations by Crispian Steele-Perkins, as well as the music CBB will perform at the national brass band championships in Charleston, West Virginia in April. Advanced ticket prices: adults $12, students/seniors $10, Door sale prices: adults $15, students/seniors, $13. Call (847) 577-7468 or visit www.chicagobrassband.org for more information.