A Rich History

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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.

1:00 pm Ohio Brass Arts Festival 2018
Ohio Brass Arts Festival 2018
Jun 23 @ 1:00 pm
Ohio Brass Arts Festival 2018 @ 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.  

BBC News

Our 34th Season

We are entering into our 34th 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

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The Essence of Time

Peter Graham

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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