A Rich History

Dr. Paul Droste, Founder Brass Band of Columbus

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.

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Upcoming Events

We often have numerous other events pending that are not listed yet below as we await confirmation of dates and times.  Please subscribe to our BBC Newsletter at the link below to be kept apprised of our season.

all-day OMEA Professional Development Co...
OMEA Professional Development Co...
Feb 2 all-day
OMEA Professional Development Conference  Time TBD @ Cleveland | Ohio | United States
BBC Will be performing for the OMEA Conference in Clevland, Ohio. Ohio Music Education Association (OMEA) is one of the largest state affiliates of NAfME (the National Association for Music Education. Celebrating its 86th anniversary in 2018, OMEA serves Ohio’s 1.8 million students in schools and universities
7:00 pm 2019 God and Country Concert @ The Church at Mill Run
2019 God and Country Concert @ The Church at Mill Run
Apr 13 @ 7:00 pm
2019 God and Country Concert @ The Church at Mill Run | Hilliard | Ohio | United States
  The annual God & Country Concert will feature the BBC joined with guest band to be named. While a free event, there will be a Free Will Offering and credit/debit card donations will be accepted at a lobby table before the concert and during intermission. Both BBC
all-day Gettysburg Brass Band Festival t...
Gettysburg Brass Band Festival t...
Jun 8 all-day
Gettysburg Brass Band Festival time TBD
The Gettysburg Brass Band Festival provides a “life after high school” experience to the many students in school bands. The bands performing in the GBBF show students that performing opportunities continue after graduation from high school. Second, the GBBF provides a performance opportunity for bands from all
1:00 pm Ohio Brass Arts Festival 2019 @ Gahanna Creekside Park
Ohio Brass Arts Festival 2019 @ Gahanna Creekside Park
Jun 22 @ 1:00 pm
Ohio Brass Arts Festival 2019 @ Gahanna Creekside Park | Gahanna | Ohio | United States
BBC participation in the Ohio Brass Arts Festival (OBAF) an all-day event starting at 1:00pm. While in the past this was a ticketed event, it is now free and open to the public.

Our 35th Season

We are entering into our 35th season and BBC fans can look forward to a standard slate of favorite concerts.  As we finalize up and coming concerts we will be sure to put them in our calendar here on the site. If you would like to receive updates as to where and when we are playing next, we recommend you sign up for our newsletter that we send out periodically.


The BBC Educational Outreach (BBCEO) program involves an organizational commitment to give back and pay-it-forward to ensure youth are made aware of brass banding and given opportunities to be directly involved.

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Listen to Brass Band of Columbus (BBC) Performances:

Featured below are a few Brass Band of Columbus performance videos*:

Lincoln Portrait

Recorded at the Chautauqua (NY) Institution amphitheater on July 5, 2015, this brass band rendition of Aaron Copland's Lincoln Portrait

The Essence of Time

Peter Graham

Nessun Dorma

Puccini's renown aria arranged for Tuba Solo by Prof. Tony Zilincik

*See more at YouTube Social Icon 32x32 to link to BBC YouTube Page or visit our Video Showcase page on this website.

Thank you to our sponsors:

The Columbus Foundation