Monday, January 31, 2011

Philadelphia German Brass Band

This group is first in a series of spotlights on brass ensembles that specialize in a certain ethnic or cultural style. Having performed continuously for 75 years, the Philadelphia German Brass Band began as a band of German immigrants in the 1930's who got together to play German tunes that reminded them of home. The ensemble continued to play through the decades, changing directors very few times, and still are going strong today. A small number of devoted members care for the ensemble's library, new arrangements, and recording. The band often plays at Oktoberfests and other festivals or ethnic events.

Philadelphia German Brass Band Soundbite!