The Brass Band of Northern Virginia

5:00 pm, Saturday, September 25th
WWII Memorial, National Mall, Washington DC


Join us for a Covid-save concert featuring cutting edge music from modern composers! All of the works on this concert stem from a single theme: that together we are unbreakable.

The Brass Band of Northern Virginia is dedicated to giving deep musical experiences and emotionally fulfilling content. Our 30 member ensemble is staffed by professional, freelance, and retired military musicians, all with the shared purpose of providing professional-level, high-quality performances.

We hope you join us for the first concert of our season! We would love to hear from you, and you can reach us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, or Email.

Strike Up the Band, George Gershwin arr. Goff Richards
Jubilee Overture, Philip Sparke
Adagio for Strings, Samuel Barber arr. Rieks van der Velde
Resurgam, Eric Ball
Men of Harlech, Traditional arr. Gordan Langford
Canterbury Chorale, Jan Van der Roost
Frenetico, Anthony O'Toole
You’ll Never Walk Alone, Richard Rogers arr. Howard Snell
Pastime with Good Company, Stephen Roberts
Amazing Grace, Traditional arr. William Himes
March from Pines of Rome, Ottorino Respighi arr. Howard Snell


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.


Our Conductor

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.

Board of Directors

Personnel Manager

Dr. David Porter 

Caleb DeGroote

Barry Bocaner

Dr. Richard Demy