Westwind Brass at First Thursdays in Del Mar

“First Thursdays” subscribers were treated to a rousing concert of “brass music through the ages” with The Westwind Brass on Nov. 6 at the Powerhouse in Del Mar.

The ensemble, featuring Ray Nowak and Elizabeth Meeker on the trumpet, Barry Toombs on the horn, Eric Starr on the trombone and Bryan Smith on the tuba, provided the capacity audience with a kaleidoscope of styles and composers from classics to modern-day jazz.

Known for lively performances interspersed with engaging stories and humor, Westwind Brass is also dedicated to education.

In residence at San Diego State University, Westwind Brass develops programs and master classes for students of all ages.

The Cultural Arts Committee of the Del Mar Foundation is dedicated to bringing a variety of concerts, lectures, and other performances to Del Mar. Its flagship program, the First Thursdays subscription series, offers world-class performances every first Thursday between September and June. In addition, special performances are offered throughout the year with tickets available to the public. Visit