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UPCOMING EVENTS

RIVER BRASS FALL CONCERT

Sunday, October 2, 3:00 pm

Epworth United Methodist Church

Free Admission

YOUTH BAND

2023 SPRING SEMESTER SESSION

Jan-March - TBD - Stay tuned for more information

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ABOUT THE BAND

River Brass

River Brass was founded in 1991 under the original name "Bend in the River Brass Band". The group took its name from the ox bow bend of the Ohio River that separates the cities of Evansville, Indiana and Henderson, Kentucky. As the band added members from across the entire IN/KY/IL tristate region, the band rebranded to "River Brass" in the fall of 2015 to equally represent members near both the Wabash and Ohio Rivers.

The band currently rehearses at Epworth United Methodist Church in Newburgh, IN. Its conductor is Dr. Pat Stuckemeyer.

River Brass follows the tradition of British brass bands in instrumentation and literature. Its members are post-high school players from southwestern Indiana, western Kentucky, and southern Illinois. Members range in age from the late teens to the eighties. This diverse group is brought together by their common interest in making and sharing high quality brass music. 


River Brass Youth Band

In 2019, as an educational outreach of the adult band, the River Brass Youth Band was formed. The RBYB gives are students the opportunity to gain exposure to the brass band world and network with other brass players from across the region. Currently open to high school students, the program is tuition-free and promises to provide a unique musical challenge to all levels of talent. This program is a must-experience for any young brass player looking for personal development opportunities.

PROUD MEMBER OF NABBA

River Brass has been a competing member of the North American Brass Band Association (NABBA) since 2007.


North American Brass Band Association competition history:

2019 (Fort Wayne) - 8th Place, 2nd Section, Dr. Pat Stuckemeyer

2018 (Fort Wayne) - 6th Place, 2nd Section, Dr. Pat Stuckemeyer

2017 (Fort Wayne) - 4th Place, 2nd Section, Dr. Pat Stuckemeyer

2016 (Fort Wayne) - 3rd place, 2nd Section, Faril Bunner

2015 (Fort Wayne) - 5th place, 2nd Section, Faril Bunner

2014 (Grand Rapids) - 3rd place, 2nd Section, Faril Bunner

2013 (Cincinnati) - 2nd place, 3rd Section, Dr. Timothy Groulx

2012 (Cincinnati) - 1st place, 3rd Section, Faril Bunner

2011 (Grand Rapids) - 2nd place, 3rd Section, Danny Humphreys

2009 (Louisville) - 3rd place, Challenge Section, Dr. Timothy Zifer

2008 (Louisville) - 2nd place, Explorer Section, Dr. Timothy Zifer

2007 (Louisville) - 2nd place, Explorer Section, Mark Kersting


NABBA Solo & Ensemble Results:

2022 (Huntsville) - 3rd place, 10-piece Ensemble (in lieu of band)

2022 (Huntsville) - 1st place, Flugelhorn/Tenor Horn Slow Melody Solo, Alex Schnautz (Tenor Horn)

2019 (Fort Wayne) - 1st place, Brass Ensemble

2019 (Fort Wayne) - 1st place, Trombone Technical Solo, Joshua Britton

2015 (Fort Wayne) - 3rd place, High Brass Slow Melody Solo, Alex Schnautz (Tenor Horn)

2014 (Grand Rapids) - 3rd place, Youth Percussion Solo, Madison Dora

2013 (Cincinnati) - 2nd place, Youth Percussion Solo, Madison Dora

2012 (Cincinnati) - 1st place, Youth Percussion Solo, Madison Dora