Founded in 1984 by Dr. Paul Droste (pictured above), the Brass Band of Columbus (BBC) has a Championship reputation. The BBC competed in the top NABBA division, the Championship Section, and has been awarded First Place ten times – most recently in April 2006. No other North American brass band approaches this record of excellence. Learn more about our rich history.
April 2009 the BBC won the Hannaford Cup - awarded at the Hannaford Festival of Brass (Toronto) for their performance of The Padstow Lifeboat. This is the first time the Hannaford Cup journeyed south of the Canadian border!
The BBC returns to competition at NABBA this year. We also continue our goal of remaining champions of our community through our Educational Outreach program and continued drive to bring this wonderful genre to new audiences.