The Brass Band of Northern Virginia

Northern Virginia's Premier Brass Band

The Brass Band of Northern Virginia was founded in November 2019 by a group of friends who shared a passion for British-style brass band music and a desire to grow an active and sustainable organization. The mission of the band is to share high-quality performances consisting of both the established brass band repertoire as well as new and innovative brass band programming for the enjoyment and education of the community and to participate in the rich brass band contesting tradition.

Who we are

Mirroring the organization of the famous brass bands of the UK and Europe, the band draws players from a wide variety of professional and avocational musical backgrounds in the surrounding Virginia, Washington DC, and Maryland metropolitan areas. In its first two months, The Brass Band of Northern Virginia staged its first two community outreach concerts along with a masterclass for student brass players, receiving accolades from audiences and participants for polished performances and worthy educational experiences. The Brass Band of Northern Virginia is currently planning an exciting concert schedule for 2020 and beyond!

Dr. Brian Bowman

Dr. Brian Bowman is one of the world's leading euphonium soloists, and brings this expertise along with over twenty years of British Brass Band conducting experience to his leadership of the Brass Band of Northern Virginia.

He has served as a professor at nine different universities, was the first euphonium player to serve as the president of the International Tuba Euphonium Association, and has been a key product consultant with Wilson, Getzen, and DEG.

Among his many accolades, in 2010 Dr. Bowman received THE CLIFFORD BEVAN AWARD FOR MERITORIOUS WORK IN LOW BRASS SCHOLARSHIP at the International Tuba Euphonium Conference. In 2016, The American Bandmaster Association bestowed upon him the EDWIN FRANKO GOLDMAN MEMORIAL CITATION given for those who have rendered conspicuous service in the interest of Bands and Band Music in America. Upon his retirement in 2018 The DR. BRIAN BOWMAN EUPHONIUM ENDOWED SCHOLARSHIP was established at the University of North Texas.


Become a Sponsor

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Host a Concert

Do you have a hall or venue that can seat 500 people or more?  Come see what we can offer you.


Become a Patron

Are you a regular at our concerts?  As a patron you can get season tickets, discounts, and admitance to our patron ony receptions. Click below for all details. 

Countdown to NABBA

The Brass Band of Northern Virginia is going to compete in the North American Brass Band Championships this year in Huntsville Alabama. Help us meet our goal!


Want to ask us questions?  We are always ready to answer!

Our Patrons

Thank you to all of our patrons, You are the life-blood of our organization

Lawrence Bocaner,          Edward Adkins,
Betty McGonagle,         Betsy Roese,
 Pamela Kleczek,          Susan Burkhart,
 Tito Ventura,           Lorine and Rob Smith,
 Aaron Eckert,          Sanford and Marsha King,
 Ginger Segala,                  Nancy Lehnhoff,
 John Elliott,                    Ray and Carolyn Smith,
 Chris Dillard,                   John and Elizabeth Helveston,
 Priscilla Turvold,                  Mary Beasley,
Susan Shugars,               Ursula and Andy Johnson


Richard Demy


Barry Bocanner


Caleb DeGroote


David Porter




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