2nd Annual Brass At The Border

Milwaukee Festival Brass presents the Second Annual Brass at the Border. Performances by Milwaukee Festival Brass, Madison Brass Band and Chicago Brass Band.

At the time of the Civil War 150 years ago, nearly every community of any size boasted its own brass band. These sturdy purveyors of musical entertainment gradually transformed over the years into concert bands and wind bands, and the American community brass band tradition all but disappeared. Meanwhile brass bands in Britain encountered their own struggles to be sure, but nevertheless have maintained their proud legacy of outstanding musicianship in community-based ensembles right through to the present day. It is this legacy that inspired J. Perry Watson to found the North American Brass Band Association in 1983, in an effort to see these ambitious bands return to this continent.

On March 13th, three performing groups – Milwaukee Festival Brass, Madison Brass Band and Chicago Brass Band – have determined to preserve this noble tradition while bringing to the genre a uniquely American voice.

As non-profit arts enterprises, these three bands share many of the same goals and challenges. The format of this event has been designed to foster goodwill, fellowship, and mutual support of one another’s efforts to bring exceptional music to their communities.

We know that you will enjoy the diverse and energetic programs that will be presented at the concert. The performance will start at 3:00 at Milton High School; 114 W High St; Milton, WI. Tickets are $12 for adults, and $9 for seniors and students and can be purchased on our website or at the door. Group rates are available. For more information, please visit the band’s website at www.mfbrass.org. We hope to see you there!

Brass of the Potomac Live Streaming




Brass Of The PoBOTP logotomac, conducted by Stephen Bulla, will perform at the  2015 US Army Tuba-Euphonium Workshop, January 31st, at 1:45 pm. This one-hour concert will be streamed live and will feature several military band soloists. To view the live stream, simply go to this link, then scroll down to Saturday at 1:45pm:

2015 Tuba-Euphonium Workshop
Brucker Hall, Loboda Studio
Ft. Myer, Virginia
- Into The Sky (Bulla)
- Cross Of Honour (Rimmer)
- Journey Into Freedom (Ball)
- Tuba Duet “Radiant Pathway” (Condon)
- The Red Machine (Graham)
- Euphonium Solo “Air ‘N Variations” (Bulla)
- The Invincible Army (Leidzen)
submitted by Stephen Bulla


In Concert! Five Lakes Silver Band

In Concert! Five Lakes Silver Band
February 13, 2015 – 8 PM
Five Lakes Silver Band Presents concert:
Passion & Drama – Secular & Sacred
Salvation Army
3015 North Main Street, Royal Oak, MI

Royal Oak — “Passion & Drama – Secular & Sacred” — The Five Lakes Silver Band (FLSB) will present a collection of wide-ranging pieces devoted to passion and drama.  Tender love of one’s homeland is evoked by Philip Harper’s haunting Hebridean Lullaby,  performed as a solo on Baritone Horn by Mike Fisher (Royal Oak).  A dramatic and amusing double love story is the subject of Mozart’s beloved The Magic Flute.  Sacred passion is the centerpiece of Eric Ball’s classic for brass band – Resurgam.   Matt Taton (Midland), will perform the enduring love song My Love is Like a Red, Red Rose as a solo for Bb Cornet.   The mystic drama of earth and heavenly spirits are portrayed in the Ballet from The Perfect Fool by Gustav Holst.  Even comic dramatics get play with Philip Graham’s very entertaining Cartoon Music!
An engaging evening of musical drama awaits!
Five Lakes Silver Band
Founded in 2006, Five Lakes Silver Band is an internationally acclaimed British style Brass Band based in Royal Oak, Michigan. Comprised of volunteer brass and percussion musicians, the FLSB draws its members from music professionals in orchestras, big bands, and chamber ensembles as well as collegiate and secondary music educators from Michigan and the Great Lakes region.

For more information:
Steve Molnar
For ticket information and advance ticket sales:
General Admission – $15
Senior Admission – $12
Students 18 & under free
Tickets available at door night of performance