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BBCF 2010

The Brass Band of Central Florida under the music direction and baton of Chad Shoopman, features Central Floridaís finest brass and percussion musicians performing in the British brass band style with a uniquely American twist. 

The organization has an active performance schedule including concerts and competitions nationally and internationally.  The band competes at the United States Open Brass Band Championships and in the Championship section of the North American Brass Band Association and has appeared with world-class soloists including David Childs and Robert Childs (euphonium), Philip Smith (trumpet), Jay Hunsberger (tuba), Steven Mead (euphonium) and multi-instrumentalist, Dr. Bill Prince.

Internationally, the BBCF has performed at the British Open Brass Band Championships in Birmingham, England, the Brass on Sundays Gala Concert in Birmingham's Symphony Hall and at the Brass in Concert Championship at The Sage, Gateshead in 2006, 2011 and 2014, garnering a tie for first place in 2011.   Individually and collectively at the Brass In Concert competitions, the BBCF has won Best Flugelhorn (John Copella) in 2011, Best Tenor Horn (Warren Kus) in 2011, and Best Percussion section in 2006, 2011 and 2014.

The BBCF has also been featured in gala concerts at World of Brass in Concert as well as concerts in Banbury, Bedlington, Birmingham, Kettering, London, Pershore, and Peterborough. 

The BBCF has recorded seven CDs:  Brass A-Peel, íTis a Gift, Sing, Sang, Sung, Anniversary, The Most Wonderful Time of the Year, Omnium Gatherum, recorded in the historic UK Pershore Abbey in 2011 and their still to be named CD recorded in November of 2014 in Bedlington UK.  

The Brass Band of Central Florida is an IRS 501 c (3) tax-exempt and Florida non-profit corporation.  The organizationís mission is to promote the British brass band style and sound and to help preserve the long, colorful history of its music.

 

You can help support the group in many ways.  Please visit our SPONSORSHIP page to see how.

 

You can also visit us on Facebook at Brass Band of Central Florida