I guess one could argue if Blast is or is not a brass chamber group. It is an brass ensemble with percussion and color guard. But the brass line is usually around 36+ members. Well, I'm going to act like it is a brass chamber group and talk about the types of and arrangements they play.
But first, a description of Blast. Blast is an combination of many elements.
1) Marching Band/Drum corps element.
-all brass horn line (trumpets, mellophones, french horns, trombones, marching baritones, euphonium, and tubas)
-battery (snares, tenors and basses)
-colorguard (flag, rifle, sabre and other equipment)
-pit (usually keyboards, tympani, various other non-pitched percussion)
2) Broadway Show element
-lights and special effects
-two acts with an intermission
3) The Show
- Bolero - (M. Ravel)
- Color Wheel - (J. Lee)
- Split Complimentaries - (J. Talbott)
- Everybody Loves the Blues - (M. Ferguson/N. Lane)
- Loss - (D. Ellis)
- Simple Gifts/Appalachian Spring- (A. Copland)
- "Battery Battle" - (T. Hannum/J. Lee)
- Medea- (S. Barber)
- Color Wheel Too - (J. Vanderkolff)
- Gee, Officer Krupke! (from West Side Story) - (L. Bernstein/S. Sondheim)
- Lemontech - (J. Vanderkolff)
- Tangerinamadidge - (B. Epperson/J. Vanderkolff)
- Land of Make Believe - (C. Mangione)
- Spiritual of the Earth
- Marimba Spiritual/Earth Beat - (M. Miki)/(M. Spiro)
- Malaguena- (E. Lecuona)
Take a look at the music they play, it's all over the place: Classical, Jazz, Musicals, Ballet, etc.
All of these pieces are arrangements, I don't think there is a full version of any of these pieces,
however I think most of these arrangements could be played by a brass band in a concert setting.
Listen to Simple Gifts, I could easly hear a Brass Choir do it (actually I have, and I did the arrangement).
What makes this alternative is that they play at such a high level while marching, dancing and moving
around. I think one could almost think of this as a larger Boston Brass or Mnozil, Blast does the
same type of entertainment, just on a much larger scale.