The purpose of the Shippensburg University Brass Ensemble shall be: 1. to provide a service to SU and the surrounding communities by performing brass music at commencements, dedications, concerts, and other college and community programs. 2. To provide a means for the members of the ensemble to explore the repertoire of music written for brass instruments. 3. To provide a model of the brass ensemble in general as an incentive to high schools in the area interested in starting or maintaining a brass ensemble.