Dr. Paul Droste, Founder & Director Emeritus - Column 1

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 continues to participate in NABBA, is quite dedicated to assisting with community service and our own Educational Outreach, our pursuit of expanding the Brass Band Repertoire with new commissions, and new recording projects. Our 30th season will bring some great innovation!



Gary Tirey Tuba - Column 2
Upcoming Events

Have you heard the BBC perform? Whether new to the brass band phenomenon or a devotee, it is an electric experience.  Please join us at an upcoming concert:

18-Apr-15 7:00pm
The Annual God & Country Concert with the Chicago Staff Band
The Church at Mill Run
Hilliard, OH

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17-May-15 4:00pm
Masonic Center Auditorium, 525 West Riverview Ave., Dayton, Ohio 45405

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29-May-15 @ 4:30pm
International Trumpet Guild Performance (non public)
Hyatt Regency Columbus

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3-Jun-15 6:00pm
Shared Concert with the Household Troops Band (UK)
Whetstone Park of Roses Shelter House
Columbus, OH

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View our Google® Calendar.

Dean Appleman, Percussion - Column 3
A New Season

The 2014-2015 season moves the BBC forward to its 31st year!

We start the year out with a joint concert with the All-Star Brass & Percussion (ASBP) Band - a youth honors brass band that has returned from their very successful second performance at Carnegie Hall! Founded and directed by our own Dr. Eric Aho (Principal Euphonium), the All-Stars have had a visible role helping out in recent years at several concerts. We are delighted to join the stage with these young brass and percussion musicians.

We'll fill the season with many annual favorites to include the 2015 God and Country Concert (18-Apr-15) to feature the Chicago Staff Band. Look for additional information and a new website soon!


View our entire schedule for more.   Please join us!


Dr. Jeff Keller - Solo Trombone, Column 4
Support Us

Our all-volunteer organization relies heavily upon Corporate and Individual support to sustain our mission as a 501(c)3 non-profit organization.   We have a growing educational outreach program featuring an annual Young Artist Competition and a Shared Concert Series.

We commissioned James Curnow to compose a new work in honor of our 25th Gala - the result of his genius is The Ellacombe Chronicles.

We need your help to continue such ambitious initiatives that further the genre as a whole.

Support us by concert attendance and the purchase of our CDs.

Support us with cash and in-kind donations.

If you have talents to share, consider supporting us through our Corporate Board of Directors.