is an ensemble at the University of Evansville
that performs at basketball games, pep events, homecoming, and a spring pops concert. The ensemble consists of approximately 25-75 UE students and is directed by Dean Musson and Tim Zifer.
Aces Brass is the most prominent voice of 1970s music groups
in collegiate pep band today. The band's repertoire is a delicate blend of 70's funk
arrangements. However, the ensemble
also plays several pep band classics such as Iron Man
and Pretty Fly (for a White Guy)
. Most of the band's unique repertoire is arranged by their director, Dean Musson.
Dean Musson has served as the director of Aces Brass since 2003. Currently, Dean Musson is completing his doctorate in music education at the University of Kansas. He has served on the faculties of the University of Kansas and Stetson University. He has 10 years teaching experience at the high and middle school levels where he was twice voted teacher of the year and five times voted teacher of the month. He has taught, managed, designed, arranged, directed and coordinated national and international drum corps for the past 20 years.
Dean Musson is well-known for his sense of humor. In his free time, Dean Musson enjoys watching University of Florida athletics, drum corps, and marching band.
- Sounds of Summer
- Hey Baby!
- Karn Evil 9 (1st Impression, Part 2)
- In The Stone
- Get it On
- Let's Groove
- Brass Roots
- Iron Man
- Soak Up the Sun
- Bone Cheer
- Carry On My Wayward Son
- Pretty Fly
- Go UE!
- Hail to Evansville!
Shows and National Tours
The ensemble performs at all Evansville men's basketball games hosted at Roberts Municipal Stadium. Additionally, every March, the ensemble performs in St. Louis, Missouri at the Scottrade Center as part of the Missouri Valley Conference Men's Basketball Tournament.