The Beneficence Brass was founded in January of 2018 and consists of Ben Maynard (trumpet), Kieran McNamara (trumpet), Abbie French (horn), Austin Hinkle (trombone), and Sam Michels (tuba). The group will be touring Germany for the next few weeks as part of their collaboration/exchange project with BRAWÜSSimo (brass quintet) of the Universität Würzburg.
Trumpeter Ben Maynard, a senior music education major from Greenfield, Indiana, shared:
“I think that the most important piece of knowledge that I have learned at Ball State is that teaching and performing go hand in hand. To improve and grow as a music teacher is inherent to actively play an instrument and vice versa. The best part of playing in brass quintet is having the ability to travel places, perform music, and positively influence people’s lives. The feeling of performing music with some of my favorite people with the result of audience members explaining the positive impacts of our musical performance is a feeling that can’t be received from anything else that I do.” 📸: @jkwcreative