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.

May
29
Sun
2022
all-day BBC Concert – Whetstone Park of ... @ Whetstone Park of Roses
BBC Concert – Whetstone Park of ... @ Whetstone Park of Roses
May 29 all-day
BBC Concert - Whetstone Park of Roses Series 2022 @ Whetstone Park of Roses | Columbus | Ohio | United States
The annual Whetstone Park of Roses concert has been a long enduring tradition in support of the North Civitan concert series.  Bring a picnic to enjoy an evening of exciting brass band music played in a traditional bandstand at this lovely venue. Go through the Rose Gardens
Oct
22
Sat
2022
7:30 pm 2022 God and Country Concert @ The Church at Mill Run
2022 God and Country Concert @ The Church at Mill Run
Oct 22 @ 7:30 pm
2022 God and Country Concert @ The Church at Mill Run | Hilliard | Ohio | United States
The annual God & Country Concert will feature the BBC joined by the New York Staff Band. 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 and
Oct
30
Sun
2022
7:00 pm Ascension Lutheran Church @ Ascension Lutheran
Ascension Lutheran Church @ Ascension Lutheran
Oct 30 @ 7:00 pm
Ascension Lutheran Church @ Ascension Lutheran | Columbus | Ohio | United States
BBC Will be performing at Ascension Lutheran Church. Come on out and have some fun with us. This will be a night of glorious music.  

Our 38th Season

We are entering into our 38th 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.

Outreach

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.

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