To create a musically challenging and rewarding brass band that is competitive and community minded.
Present brass band repertoire in an engaging and high quality manner through concerts, competitions, and community events.
Build and maintain a standard of performance excellence by preparing and participating in brass band competitions (NABBA and others).
Partner with other bands (professional, community, high schools and universities) to promote brass band music, benchmark our own performance standard, and connect to a potential pipeline of future members.
Provide a challenging musical environment for the band members to grow their musicianship including improved technical and performance skills, expanded musical repertoire, and connections to a learning network.
Provide friendship and enrichment through social engagement of our band community
About the Band
The Cincinnati Brass Band (CBB) was founded in 1993, and organized by William Harvey of Buddy Rogers Music; Director, Anita Cocker-Hunt; and Assistant Director, Drew Cremisio. From humble beginnings, with its first performance at the Tri-County Mall, the CBB has gone on to national prominence and one of the most notable community bands in the Greater Cincinnati area. Venues include churches, schools, country clubs, festivals, and community concert series programs. A few notable performances include a televised concert for the unveiling of the refurbished historic Tyler-Davidson fountain on Fountain Square in Cincinnati, multiple performances at Cincinnati’s Riverbend and Music Hall venues with Erich Kunzel and the Cincinnati Pops, and an appearance at the Great American Brass Band festival in Danville, Kentucky. As Cincinnati’s official Brass Band, the CBB performs roughly 15 times during the year throughout the greater-Cincinnati area.
The Cincinnati Brass Band was proclaimed as the “Official Brass Band of Cincinnati”
by the Mayor of Cincinnati in recognition of their contributions to the musical culture of Cincinnati.
Community Outreach has always been an important aspect of the band’s history, as it continues today. The band has collaborated with other members of the Cincinnati art community including: Cincinnati’s Music Resource Center, the Cincinnati Conservatory of Music Prep Brass, and the School for the Creative and Performing Arts along with several private and public schools throughout the greater Cincinnati area. We are excited to announce a new international partnership with the Ratby Brass Band of Great Britain.
The Cincinnati Brass Band is a member of the North American Brass Band Association (NABBA) which sponsors an annual competition of the member bands from across the U.S. and Canada. The Cincinnati Brass Band entered their first NABBA competition in 1996.
NABBA 1st Place Finishes
1996, 1997, 1999, 2003
NABBA 2nd Place Finishes
NABBA 3rd Place Finishes
2004, 2005, 2018