You could call them a brass army, whose instruments not only include trumpet, horn, trombone and tuba, but a rod and reel.
When not blowing wind for the Okanagan Symphony, the musicians that make up the quintet Fish on Five can usually be found out on the water trying to hook a handsome trout or salmon.
On Friday, horn players Dennis Colpitts, Edmund House, trombonist Wade Dorsey, trumpeter Jim Howie and tuba player Reynold Epp are gathering for fish and fans just up from Kalamalka Lake when they return to Coldstream’s Mackie Lake House for the Brass on the Grass concert.
Presented by the North Okanagan Community Concert Association and the Mackie Lake House Foundation, the quintet will serve up a musical menu of toe-tappers, sing-along songs, classics and jazz.
“Pack up your favourite picnic and enjoy great music, while you dine al fresco on the lawns overlooking Kalamalka Lake at historic Mackie Lake House,” said Jan Waldon, with the NOCCA.
Tickets are $15 each and can be purchased at the Ticket Seller at the Vernon Performing Arts Centre (250-549-7469, www.ticketseller.ca) or at Mackie Lake House, 7804 Kidston Rd., Coldstream.