The Queen City Brass Band (QCBB), was established in 1992 and recently celebrated our 21st year. The band is a community based organization that promotes music in a traditional British brass band style and is based in Charlotte, North Carolina. The brass band movement grew up from the industrial revolution in Great Britain and consists entirely of brass instruments with a percussion section. Sections within a band include cornets, horns, baritones, trombones, euphonium's, tubas and percussion – all skillfully lead by musical director or conductor. The format lends itself to a wide range of music from Musicals to Marches, Mozart to Mortimer, Carols to The Classics.
Queen City Brass Band (QCBB) performs for various community and private events. Repertoire consist of marches, hymns, original works for brass band, classical transcriptions, jazz, show tunes, movie scores and more. The band is entirely made up of amateur players from the region and practices are held at the Salvation Army Temple Corps. in Charlotte, NC every Monday evening from 7:00 pm- 9:00 pm
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The Queen City Brass Band is playing its Spring Concert on May 17th at St. Stephens United Methodist Church on Sardis Road, Charlotte. The band now led by prominent local musician Tom Burge, is looking forward to an exciting afternoon of music which includes a varied musical program with numbers from Gustav Holst to Andrew Lloyd Weber. This is the second concert where Tom has led the band, but this is the first where he has had the chance to select the program and then rehearse with the band through the early part of the year. His selections really give the band a chance to show its versatility while keeping it lively and intersting for the audience. Look out for highlights like the grand march from AiDA and make sure you don't miss Trombone solo from Torrance Banks who is playing "All I Ask You" from The Phantom of the Opera.
The concert starts at 4 PM. Entrance is free and refreshments will be available.