Chicago Brass Band is a 30-piece brass and percussion ensemble formed
in 2002 to promote the British brass band tradition but with Chicago flair.
The band, led by six-time NABBA championship conductor Colin Holman, has
celebrated many achievements since its inception.
This international award-winning ensemble is a member of
the North American Brass Band Association (NABBA).
In its first decade, the Chicago Brass Band has won the NABBA Championship,
competed in the inaugural World Music Contest 2005 in The Netherlands - and
returned in the summer of 2013, participated in the renowned Whit Friday
Marches in England, and twice been a featured ensemble in front of 40,000
brass fans at the Great American Brass Festival.
The band’s favorite activity, however, remains dazzling audiences in Chicago,
one of the world’s premiere cities for brass musicianship. The band has particularly
enjoyed recent performances with soloists drawn from the Chicago Symphony
Orchestra’s celebrated brass section, including Christopher Martin, Mark Ridenour,
Charlie Vernon, and Gene Pokorny.
The Chicago Brass Band (CBB) is a world class brass band in the British
tradition, and reflects the American musical culture of which it is a part.