Capital City Brass Band


The Capital City Brass Band invites you to our preview concert of the music we will be performing as part of the NABBA Competition in Grand Rapids on April 12th. The concert will also feature music that the CCBB 10-Piece Brass Ensemble, CCBB Brass Quintet, and CCBB Trombone Quartet will be performing at NABBA on April 11th. There are plans to welcome some local guest musical acts to the concert as well. There is no admission charge, but the band is asking for donations at the door to help cover costs of our trip to NABBA.

–submitted by Bob Woodard

Live Streaming NABBA Championships 2014

We are excited to announce that, in another NABBA first, all of the two-day events in the main hall will be live-streamed onto the internet for both days of the Championships, Friday and Saturday 11-12 April. The cost is $12.95 per day. You simply need to go to to sign up. Once there, you can select the days you are interested in watching. Once you pay you will have a login to the website. The live stream will become active on the days that you have chosen. Go to the ‘Files’ on the NABBA Facebook page for the schedule.

Wherever you are in the world, you can now join us for two whole days of amazing North American brass band playing and competition. We will be delighted to have you with us–enjoy!

–NABBA President Dr. Stephen A. Allen

2014 “Brass Banding” in “historic” Gettysburg!!

“When we see a town with flourishing enterprises, such as newspapers, schools, libraries, picture galleries, literary and scientific societies, concert halls, theaters, Brass Bands, etc., we need not be told that it is the dwelling place of intelligent and cultivated people.”

This excerpt from George F. Patton’s A Practical Guide To The Arrangement of Band Music, published in 1875 describes the town of Gettysburg. Made famous as the place where Abraham Lincoln delivered his “Gettysburg Address” four months after the Civil War battle which bears its name, the small college town of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania has become home for the past 16 years to the Gettysburg Brass Band Festival, produced by a group of volunteers and continuing this year as part of the Gettysburg Fest. Over the years, The United States Marine Drum and Bugle Corps, The United States Army “Old Guard” Fife and Drum, The United States Army Field Band and Soldiers Chorus, The Quantico Marine Band, The River City Brass Band, The Boston Brass, The Gramercy Brass Orchestra, brass quintets, a trombone quintet, Civil War period reenactment bands, British-style brass bands, a brass choir, American-style brass bands, Dixieland bands, community bands, “big bands” and drum and bugle corps including the world champion Cadets. Visit the festival web site for more information and come to Gettysburg June 13-15 for the 2014 Gettysburg Brass Band Festival, part of The Gettysburg Fest. The 2014 festival will be held on the beautiful campus of Gettysburg College.

The festival hosts a great schedule of bands this year, The United States Army Field Band and Soldiers Chorus, Atlantic Brass Band (2011 and 2012 North American Brass Band Association Champions) from New Jersey, Chesapeake Brass Band from Delaware, Spires, Rockville and Benfield Brass Bands from Maryland, and the Newmont Military Band (a 19th Century period band) from Vermont. The Wildcat Regiment Band (Civil War period band) will be performing on grounds of the National Park Service. Bands will also be performing on Steinwehr Avenue in Gettysburg. Please visit the Gettysburg Festival web site.

The Gettysburg Brass Band Festival, part of The Gettysburg Fest, is made possible by donations from individuals and businesses. To contribute to the brass festival, make your check payable to The Gettysburg Festival, write BRASS in the memo line and mail to Gettysburg Festival, P.O. Box 3964, Gettysburg, PA 17325. The Tuba Open golf brass benefit to support brass programming will be played Friday, June 13 at the Carroll Valley Golf Resort.

Thank you for your support!

–Ben Jones, Volunteer Brass Coordinator
Gettysburg Brass Band Festival