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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, the Brass in Concert Championship at The Sage, Gateshead, and as one of two featured bands at the World of Brass in Concert.  The band has performed concerts in Banbury, Bedlington, Birmingham, Kettering, London, Pershore, and Peterborough. 

The BBCF returned to the UK in the fall of 2011 to perform at the Brass in Concert Championship at The Sage, Gateshead, and as one of two featured bands at the World of Brass in Concert.  The band finished in a tie for first place with the legendary Leyland Band as well as winning Best Flugelhorn - John Copella, Best Tenor Horn - Warren Kus, and Best Percussion section.

The BBCF has recorded six CDs:  Brass A-Peel, íTis a Gift, Sing, Sang, Sung, Anniversary,  The Most Wonderful Time of the Year and their most recent CD recorded in the historic UK Pershore Abbey in 2011 titled Omnium Gatherum

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.