“...the rare group whose diverse musical offerings and welcoming personalities are equally at home in both small venues and large concert halls.”
-Andrew Hitz, Former Tuba, Boston Brass; Pedal Note Media
"The Hogtown Brass Quintet provided a fitting and jubilant ending to our summer festival. From the moment they walked onstage, the audience was fully engaged by their youthful enthusiasm, humour and a brilliant performance which ended in a rousing standing ovation."
- John French, Brookside Music Association
"The Hogtown Brass offers the perfect blend of entertainment, education and showmanship. Whether this innovative quintet is inspiring children at a school or concert hall, celebrating community at a street festival, or entertaining their audiences at a brewery, the Hogtown Brass delights their audience with well-crafted programs.They also look to be really enjoying themselves! I congratulate them on their accomplishments so far, and look forward to their upcoming projects."
- Chris Gongos, Associate Principal Horn, Toronto Symphony Orchestra
"The Hogtown Brass is a class act. They are meticulous with rhythmic patterns – which are always precise, as is their ensemble. Humour is a part of their style. Not only do these fine musicians play with accuracy and sensitivity, they also communicate to the audience how much fun they are having in the process."
- Howard Cable
"These five brass players are a fantastic blend of spirit, energy and ability. They're serious yet fun. Great individually, yet terrific as a group. They can nail the classics, yet still groove and rock. And they're great with audiences. We need more, fresh music-making like this. Great things await the Hogtown Brass."
- Ron Davis
"My students were very impressed by the high calibre of performance and skill by the Hogtown Brass. They were still talking about the performance and the performance ideas that were presented weeks later. I am so glad that I booked this group. They were highly professional and provided a lot of inspiration for my high school band students. I highly recommend this group."
- Marsha King, Band Teacher, Nelson High School
"The Hogtown Brass performed a wonderful concert for my high school band students. Their performance was excellent and it was obvious they are all are extremely accomplished musicians. Their performance and obvious passion for what they are doing left my students excited about music and their own instruments. I will definitely have them back for an encore performance!"
- Nancy Flood, Band Director, Riverdale Collegiate Institute
“Thank you for the wonderful performances prior to Saturday’s Young People’s Concerts! Your performance was both entertaining and educational at the same time, and I think it got all of our young audience members excited to listen to chamber music and symphonic music.”
- Faeron Pileggi, Manager, Education & Pops, Toronto Symphony Orchestra