Etymology: French avant- fore-, front, from Latin abante
Meaning: culturally or stylistically advanced
Etymology: Middle English bras, from Old English bræs
Meaning: an alloy consisting essentially of copper and zinc in variable proportions or a brass instrument of a band or orchestra
Musical ensemble, the Avant Brass Quintet , was created in 2006. Comprising of some of the finest brass instrumentalists in the New England area, the ensemble was established to promote new music for this idiom of instruments and the exploration of Latino music arranged for quintet. Since its inception, the quintet has begun to perform across the states of Connecticut and Massachusetts and currently has plans on recording a CD featuring their arrangements of Latin American music.