James Spencer directs The Syracuse Brass Ensemble during Sunday's Hendricks annual Chapel Holiday Concert. The ensemble, currently in its 25th year, preforms 18 concerts a year. The 38 members consist of SU faculty and students, as well as residents of upstate New York.
The Syracuse Brass Ensemble is considered to be an American brass ensemble due to its variety of brass instruments. Most brass bands, which are predominately British, use instruments from one brass family.