The Rockville Brass Band, a group of around 30 brass and percussion players, is dedicated to preserving the tradition of the British style brass band. It was founded in 1976, and over the years has provided musical entertainment for audiences throughout the Washington D.C. metropolitan area.
Price Range: $700-2000
Gig Length: 60 - 120 minutes
What to Expect
The band plays a wide variety of genres, from marches and transcriptions of well known music, to serious and demanding original works. By performing entertaining, quality concerts to audiences within the D.C. metropolitan area and beyond, we aim to be ambassadors for the sound of brass and percussion.
The Band has approximately 30 brass and percussion players. It is under the baton of Nigel Horne, an English conductor steeped in the tradition of brass bands and with many years’ experience playing in and conducting brass bands of all levels.
We provide a series of concerts throughout the year at various locations in Rockville and nearby towns.
Additional Booking Notes
We require enough room for 30 seated musicians in a well lit environment. Each player has a music stand and percussion requires extra space.
A typical concert includes a march, a solo item, serious brass band music and light classical transcriptions.
|Nigel Horne||Musical Director|
Influences & Inspiration
To give you a flavor of the glorious sound of a brass band, check out these sites:
* Black Dyke Mills Band (link hidden)
* Grimethorpe Colliery Band (link hidden) - the band that provided the music for the movie Brassed Off.
We prefer performing on a stage, though we can perform at room level if required.
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