BRASS BAND LINKS 

Upcoming Events: 

August 21, 2016 - 4:00 p.m.

BRITISH BRASS BAND CONCERT 

       featuring euphonium soloist Demondrae Thurman

The River Center - Legacy Hall

Columbus, Georgia

Fort Benning's Maneuver Center of Excellence Band and Columbus State University's Schwob School of Music will again join forces to present a program of traditional British style brass band music on Sunday, August 21st at 4 p.m.  This free concert will be held in The River Center's Legacy Hall and feature guest euphonium soloist Demondrae Thurman.  Mr. Thurman is a Professor of Music at Samford University and has an international reputation as a virtuoso on the euphonium. The performance is the culmination of an intense three day workshop for university students and Soldier musicians led by the conductor of Atlanta's Georgia Brass Band, Joe Johnson.  The previous brass band concert, in January of this year, was enthusiastically received by a capacity audience - so be sure to get there early for a good seat to enjoy this exciting program.

October 31 - November 3, 2016

BOB JONES UNIVERSITY HIGH SCHOOL MUSIC FESTIVAL 

       Brass Instrumental Solo and Ensemble Competition

Greenville, South Carolina

http://www.bju.edu/events/youth/high-school-festival/music.php

This instrumental competition is part of a larger festival involving high school musicians and choirs from around the country competing in group or solo categories as well other fine art categories such as Art & Design, Speech & Drama, Culinary Arts and Preaching.  This is a great opportunity to receive valuable feedback, attend band rehearsals and get advice from college level music faculty.

This weekend event hosts solo competitions at the high school, college and adult levels as well as master classes and brass band concerts.  Also featured are well known international performers, clinicians and conductors from the world of brass bands. 

MID-ATLANTIC BRASS BAND FESTIVAL

Rowan University 

Glassboro, New Jersey

http://www.midatlanticbrassbandfestival.com

February 18-19, 2017

March 9-10, 2017

GACS Fine Arts Competition 

Peoples Baptist Church and Academy

Atlanta, Georgia

http://www.gacs.org/fine-arts/

This event features Christian schools from across the state of Georgia and allows students to showcase their talents in a wide variety of areas from public speaking, drama, drawing, hand crafts and music (plus others).  The music portion features both solo and ensemble categories and is a great opportunity for students to develop their playing ability through public performance. The junior high competition is on March 9th with the high schchool level taking place the following day.  The elementary competition will be held at Old Suwanee Christian School in Buford, GA on a yet to be determined date.

March 10-11, 2017

NORTH AMERICAN BRASS BAND CHAMPIONSHIPS

Fort Wayne Embassey Theatre

Fort Wayne, Indiana

http://www.nabba.org/championships/index.html

The North American Brass Band Championships are held each spring and are a gathering of British style brass bands from across the United States and Canada.  In 2016 there were 34 groups present in five different skill levels from high school youth bands to  advanced adult bands who perform at the very highest professional standards.  There is also a solo and ensemble contest that is part of this event.  A panel of judges evaluate each performance and give it a score to determine the top band in each section.  The North American Brass Band Champions for 2016 are the Fountain City Brass Band from Kansas City, Missouri.  

 "Instrumental music instruction in the British Brass Band tradition."