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  • The Cincinnati Brass Band is seeking a new Music Director to lead the band beginning
    September 1, 2023

    The Music Director is responsible for the musical and artistic integrity of the Cincinnati
    Brass Band (CBB) performances and to achieve the highest musical proficiency possible. The Music Director will conduct approximately 45 rehearsals and up to 15 performances per year including competing at the NABBA Championships.

    The Music Director will also work with the committees of the band to execute on the CBB mission, to enrich the communities of greater Cincinnati by presenting inspired, engaging performances in the celebrated brass banding tradition. This includes working with a team to develop concert programs, select music, and engage guest artists and soloists.

    The Music Director will participate on the CBB Board of Directors as a voting member and work to provide productive input to further the mission of the band.

    A complete description of responsibilities is available upon request.

    Cincinnati Brass Band
    The CBB was founded in 1993 and performs regularly throughout the greater-Cincinnati area. The 35 members of the CBB bring a signature sound founded in the British brass
    band tradition. The Cincinnati Brass Band was proclaimed as the “Official Brass Band of
    Cincinnati” by the Mayor of Cincinnati in recognition for contributions to the musical culture of Cincinnati.

    The CBB 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 CBB entered their first NABBA competition in 1996.

    The band pays the Music Director a monthly stipend.

    Contact Information
    Interested candidates should contact

  • Cincinnati Brass Band performs at OMEA 2023

    Cincinnati Brass Band was honored to perform at the Ohio Music Educator Association Professional Development conference in Columbus, OH. The band was joined by feature soloists Ashley Hall-Tighe and Dan Grantham.

    The program included:

    • Queensbury March
    • Tiger Rag
    • Pie Jesu
    • Fantasy for Brass Band
    • Hymn for Diana
    • Gaelforce
  • Joint Concert with Xavier University Symphonic Wind Ensemble – Oct. 26 at 7:30pm

    Poster that reads Music in the Queen City. The poster shows a skyline of Cincinnati and advertising the Cincinnati Brass Band and the Xavier University Symphonic Wind Ensemble

    This is a free and public concert. Check out our Events page for directions and parking information

Buddy Rogers logo

Many thanks to our sponsor and friend of the band


DateTimeEvent NameAddress
01-28-20237:30pmWinter ConcertCathedral Basilica of St. Peter in Chains
325 W 8th St, Cincinnati, OH 45202
02-04-2023tbdOMEA Professional Development ConferenceColumbus, OH
03-25-2023tbdDublin Festival of BrassDublin, OH
04-22-2023tbdNABBA ChampionshipsHuntsville, AL

About the band

Our Vision

To create a musically challenging and rewarding brass band that is competitive and community minded.

Our Mission

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

2006, 2022

NABBA 3rd Place Finishes

2004, 2005, 2018


The Cincinnati Brass Band is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization founded on and dedicated to preserving and sustaining the rich heritage of band excellence within the Cincinnati region and surrounding communities

We are sincerely grateful for your interest in Cincinnati Brass Band.

The Cincinnati Brass Band is comprised of approximately thirty-five skilled amateur musicians providing classical and popular music for events and concerts. As ambassadors for Cincinnati, the Cincinnati Brass Band competes nationally at NABBA (North American Brass Band Association) currently held in Fort Wayne IN and other regional competitions.

In order to keep our concerts free of charge, we are soliciting sponsorships to defray our costs. Your financial support will be acknowledged in the program for concerts, on our website, on our Facebook page, and at any other future events during this season. More importantly, however, your donation will assist in allowing us to continue providing quality musical entertainment locally through concerts, student clinics and competitions.

Inquiries or Donations may be forwarded to:
Dan Oehrle, Treasurer
Cincinnati Brass Band
9463 Cincinnati Columbus Road
West Chester, Ohio 45069

Thank you for considering our request and we look forward to your support.


Board of Directors
Cincinnati Brass Band