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From the Studio: Spokane British Brass Band in Concert

Chris Grant, conductor of the Spokane British Brass Band, came to chat with Verne today about the upcoming concert at North Central High School this Sunday, October 25th.  The 3:00pm concert is entitled "Autumn Leaves" and will feature works that correspond accordingly.  Verne asked Chris about his musical background and probed deeper into his role as a percussionist-turned-conductor.  Listen to the interview below for more insight to the brass band genre and information on this weekend's concert.

Verne Windham got his start at Spokane Public Radio 20 years ago. “I came in to complain and they hired me.” He’s now the Program Director, as well as the host of Morning Classical and Concert of the Week. When choosing music for Morning Classical, Verne likes to keep the agenda as broadly defined as possible. For Concert of the Week, he focuses on the best of recent local performances, mostly classical in nature. For many years, Verne was also the conductor of the Spokane Youth Orchestra. He enjoys gardening, his vintage car and playing French horn.