|Days||Time – Location||Time – Location||Time – Location||Time – Location|
|Friday||1:00PM – Steinbeck 2||2:30PM – Portola||4:30PM – Bonsai||9:00PM – Colton|
|Saturday||10:00AM – Potola||6:00PM – Steinbeck 1||8:30PM – Steinbeck 2|
|Sunday||9:30AM – Bonsai||12:00PM – Steinbeck 2|
Pacific Brass, (a California non-profit 501(c)3 corporation) is a”British-Style” Brass Band, was founded in 1990 and gave it’s first concert in the Spring of 1991. The concept of a “British-Style” Brass Band is unique in the Western United States, there being only a very few in Washington, Oregon and California, except, of course, the Salvation Army bands.
In the United Kingdom, Australia, New Zealand, Scandinavia and Europe there is great interest in the revival of this type of band, with organized competitions that culminate with National Championships yearly. Championship music, or ‘contesting’ pieces, are designed to highlight each section’s ability, and have been appropriately described as “fiendishly difficult”. It is the highest of honors to place in National Championships!
Pacific Brass – a non-contesting band – is comprised of musicians from Monterey, San Benito, Santa Clara and Santa Cruz, California counties. Membership stands at about 30 members.
Instrumentation is approximately the same as current contesting English Brass Bands. It consists of Eb and Bb Soprano Cornets, Flugelhorns, Eb Tenorhorns, Bb Tenorhorns (Baritones), Euphoniums, Trombones, Eb and BBb Tubas and Percussion. All instruments are of a conical bore design, with the sole exception of the Trombones.
The band’s repertoire consists of traditional Brass Band literature, as well as American Folk Songs, Rags, Marches and selections from popular Musical Theatre. In addition to the Bandmaster’s love for brass literature he has strong desire to aquaint younger musicians with a genre rarely heard in North America.