Bass lineup: The Mil-Tones Brass Band

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The Mil-Tones Brass Band, which plays St. John’s Col­lege on Wed­nes­day, June 17, has a great big sound, and one of the rea­sons is be­cause it’s heavy on the deep end. “Be­ing a drum­mer, I love bass,” said Mil­ton Vil­laru­bia III, “and now that I’m a band­leader I wanted as many basses as pos­si­ble. Every­body said that’s a hor­ri­ble idea, but it sounds great.” The in­stru­men­ta­tion in­cludes bass drum, tuba, two sousa­phones, bari­tone sax, and tenor trom­bone, as well as snare drum, trum­pets, and gui­tar. On stage, the group plays in three realms: tra­di­tional New Or­leans jazz, pop (think Led Zep­pelin and Ge­orge Michael), and Eastern Euro­pean. The free con­cert is in the Mu­sic on the Hill se­ries pre­sented on the ath­letic field at St. John’s Col­lege (1160 Camino de Cruz Blanca). The fun be­gins at 6 p.m. For de­tails, call 505-984-6000 or visit ww.sjc.edu. — Paul Wei­de­man

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