Louisville Brass: Tuba player Clint McCanless entertains the audience at Trinity United Methodist Church in a 2011 concert. (Courier file photo by Ken Ritchie)
Louisville Brass: Tuba player Clint McCanless entertains the audience at Trinity United Methodist Church in a 2011 concert. (Courier file photo by Ken Ritchie)
A long-standing holiday tradition returns to Madison next weekend, when the Madison Performing Arts Foundation brings the Louisville Brass to town.

The instrumental performance has been a part of the local series for more than a decade. Lynn Maricle with the Madison Performing Arts Foundation, said the performance will take place at Trinity United Methodist Church at 7 p.m. Dec. 5.

"They're a wonderful group of brass musicians. They love to come to Madison to play. They love our audiences and they love our town," Maricle said. "They've been coming here for a long time.

Members of the Louisville Brass are on the faculty at the University of Louisville. The group plans to play several classical brass arrangements and holiday favorites.

"They always present a varied concert of beautiful Christmas music," Maricle said.

The Louisville Brass, formerly known as the University of Louisville Faculty Brass Quintet, was founded in 1993. According to its website, the group is committed to the artistic performance of music and to sharing their knowledge of literature and styles.

Performances include a wide range of music styles, from Renaissance to jazz pieces.

The group is comprised of Bruce Heim on horn, Brett Shuster, trombone, Michael Tunnlee and Herbert Koerselman on trumpet and Clinton McCanless on tuba.

All of the Madison Performing Arts Foundation events are family-friendly and open to the public. There is no charge for the concerts, but donations will be accepted to help with the cost of future performances.