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Caroling Under the Lights – They’ve Moved Indoors

Caroling Under the Lights – They’ve Moved Indoors

The Mansfield Brass, native to the Lansdowne, Gladstone Manor area, has been performing Christmas Carols in the Delaware County and surrounding areas for 23 years.  Collectively the group has over 200 years of musician experience.  We know how to play all the popular carols and will take requests to play your favorites — to the delight of adults and children alike!  Besides… it’s a lot of fun for an audience to listen to us and join in by singing the carols. WHEREVER we play, we draw a crowd!

We play the original Salvation Army arrangements of the classic Christmas Carols which have a unique and unusual harmony when played with the full instrumentation of the Brass Quintet for which they were written.  Our Mansfield Brass Carol Book also includes MANY NEW arrangements of popular and contemporary Carol classics.  Consisting of more than 160 arrangements, our play list also includes modern tunes like Snowmiser, I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus, Jingle Bell Rock, Santa Baby, Grandma Got Run Over By a Reindeer, You’re A Mean One Mr. Grinch and many, many, more.  It all adds up to a spirit-lifting, way to lift your spirit for the Holiday Season.

Check out our website at MansfieldBrass.com.  

Come one, come all, take a break from the hustle and bustle of Christmas Shopping! Enjoy the sounds of the season!  Participate in creating a glorious noise.  Guaranteed to put everyone into the Holiday Spirit.

For the love of music,
Paul Del Rossi

Dec 18th at The 20th Century Club

. . .playing the original arrangements of the Salvation Army that were written for Brass Quintet, but are rarely heard with the full instrumentation. . .even at Christmas time. Come one, come all, and take a break from shopping to enjoy the music! We will help you get into the Holiday Spirit with our old standards and many new arrangements. If you like to sing Christmas Carols you will really enjoy this one! Caroling under the street lights moved to 20th Century Club
Christmas Carols (Pandemic Version) Saturday evening, 12/18/21, 6:00pm to 8:00pm, at the 20th Century Club (84 S Lansdowne Ave, Lansdowne, PA 19050). Our 23rd Year!

Yes, we’re getting older and the cold is getting to us but, we want to continue doing this as long as we can. We want to remain safe this year in the large concert hall with social distancing, masks, vaccinations required and an air purifier. Come out and join the Caroling. Take a break from Christmas shopping. This year the food table WILL be back, bring something for yourself & your family pod.

If it’s to share please wrap it individually. Enjoy being with your neighbors and, we’re all neighbors on this
rock hurling around the sun! For more information, call Paul at 610-284-2980.

Caroling Under the Lights – They’ve Moved Indoors

Caroling Under the Lights – They’ve Moved Indoors

Mansfield Brass Quintet To Go Caroling In Lansdowne – Their Twenty-First Year!

The Mansfield Brass Quintet will be playing Christmas Carols in the Library of the 20th Century Club, 84 S. Lansdowne Ave, Lansdowne, PA on Saturday, December 21, 2019, from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm. We’ve moved indoors to continue this tradition in a location that will guarantee the event happens no matter what the weather.  In the past, we strolled the Gladstone Manor section of Lansdowne with its updated very picturesque turn-of-the-century style street lamps with a newer, brighter, and more energy-efficient style. The Mansfield Brass, so named from the street that it’s leader Paul Del Rossi lives on, will be playing Christmas Carols at the 20th Century Club just as we did under these beautiful street lamps. Paul plays trumpet in the quintet and has been providing the neighborhood with Christmas Carols the Saturday prior to Christmas day for the last twenty years. In fact, the Mansfield Brass was born twenty years ago performing this unique traditional Brass Choir Christmas event. This year is going to be terrific as it will feature the full 5-piece brass group instead of the 3-piece group of its early years. The Mansfield Brass will include Carolers again this year, for the eleventh year in a row, to accompany them and help celebrate their twenty-first year.

The original Salvation Army arrangements of the classic Christmas Carols will be used for everyone’s enjoyment. These arrangements are truly unique and have the most unusual harmony. They are rarely heard at Christmas time with the full instrumentation of the Brass Quintet for which they were written. Many new arrangements of more popular and contemporary carols have been added to the Christmas Carol book. Tunes like Snowmiser, I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Clause, Jingle Bell Rock, Santa Baby, and many more! There will be no charge for the event but you are welcome to bring a dish to share.

If you want more information about the event or about the Quintet, which is available to play all functions, please call Paul at 610-284-2980 or go to their website at www.MansfieldBrass.com. Come one, come all, take a break from shopping to get into the Holiday Spirit and enjoy the music!

Caroling Under the Lights

Caroling Under the Lights

Mansfield Brass Quintet To Go Caroling In Lansdowne – Their Twentieth Year!

The Mansfield Brass Quintet will be playing Christmas Carols outdoors in the Gladstone Manor section of Lansdowne, PA on Saturday, December 15, 2018 from 6:00pm to 8:00pm, weather permitting. The Gladstone Manor section of Lansdowne has updated it’s very picturesque turn-of-the-century style street lamps with a newer, brighter, and more energy efficient style. The Mansfield Brass, so named from the street that it’s leader Paul Del Rossi lives on, will be playing Christmas Carols under these beautiful street lamps. Paul plays trumpet in the quintet and has been providing the neighborhood with Christmas Carols the Saturday prior to Christmas day for the last twenty years ( except for a blizzard that happened about 8 years ago ). In fact, the Mansfield Brass was born twenty years ago performing this unique traditional Brass Choir Christmas event. This year is going to be terrific as it will feature the full 5-piece brass group instead of the 3-piece group of it’s early years. The Mansfield Brass will include Carolers again this year, for the tenth year in a row, to accompany them and help celebrate their twentieth year.

The original Salvation Army arrangements of the classic Christmas Carols will be used for everyone’s enjoyment. These arrangements are truly unique and have a most unusual harmony. They are rarely heard at Christmas time with the full instrumentation of the Brass Quintet for which they were written. Many new arrangements of more popular and contemporary carols have been added to the Christmas Carol book. Tunes like Snowmiser, I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Clause, Jingle Bell Rock, Santa Baby, and many more! There will be no charge for the event but you may have to drive around Gladstone Manor to find the Mansfield Brass, as they will be traveling from street light to street light. They will start under the light at the corner of Mansfield Rd. & Madison Ave. They will then travel down Madison Ave. to the Gladstone Train Station ( Septa R3 Media/Elwyn line ) and then up Walsh Ave. They will finish at the entrance to the community where the large Christmas Tree was recently lit to signal the start of this festive holiday season. If you want more information about the event or about the Quintet, which is available to play all functions, please call Paul at 610-284-2980 or go to their website at www.MansfieldBrass.com. Come one, come all, take a break from shopping to get into the Holiday Spirit and enjoy the music!