The mission of the band is two-fold:
1. To elevate the medium of British Brass Band by creating high-art performances - consisting of the established brass band repertoire and innovative brass band programming - for the enjoyment and education of the community.
2. To participate in the rich history of the British Brass Band contesting tradition by competing at the highest level of national and international events.
The Brass Band of Northern Virginia was founded in November 2019 by a group of friends who shared a passion for British-style brass band music and a desire to grow an active and sustainable organization.
Dr Brian Bowman
Dr. Brian Bowman is one of the world's leading euphonium soloists, and brings this expertise along with over twenty years of British Brass Band conducting experience to his leadership of the Brass Band of Northern Virginia.
He has served as a professor at nine different universities, was the first euphonium player to serve as the president of the International Tuba Euphonium Association, and has been a key product consultant with Wilson, Getzen, and DEG.
Among his many accolades, in 2010 Dr. Bowman received THE CLIFFORD BEVAN AWARD FOR MERITORIOUS WORK IN LOW BRASS SCHOLARSHIP at the International Tuba Euphonium Conference. In 2016, The American Bandmaster Association bestowed upon him the EDWIN FRANKO GOLDMAN MEMORIAL CITATION given for those who have rendered conspicuous service in the interest of Bands and Band Music in America. Upon his retirement in 2018 The DR. BRIAN BOWMAN EUPHONIUM ENDOWED SCHOLARSHIP was established at the University of North Texas.
Dr. David Porter
Dr. Richard Demy