A Rich History
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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Our 32nd Season!
After an exciting 31st season, we look forward to a robust year. BBC fans can look forward to a standard slate of favorite concerts. Where that information on dates and times has been finalized, we include them in our calendar. Keep alert for news about our new CD - its in the final mastering stages right now.
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. Read more →
Listen to BBC Performances:
Featured below are a few performance videos*:
The Essence of Time
*See more at or visit our Video Showcase page on this website.
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In this 32nd year, we are reminded of the incredible fortune of our founding and the influence that Paul Droste's vision brought to the Brass Band movement — not only in Central Ohio (long recognized as the home of the US brass band movement), but also throughout the United States. So, as we celebrate 32 years of history as the Brass Band of Columbus, many other organizations can say thank you as well to Paul Droste for bringing this genre to so many.