The Old Crown Brass Band was founded in 2007 and has become one of Fort Wayne, Indiana's premier performing ensembles. The band is a traditional British brass band and plays all styles of music. Old Crown Brass Band does about 8-10 performances per year and is in great demand throughout Northeast Indiana and Northwest Ohio. The 32piece brass and percussion ensemble is made up of members of the Fort Wayne Philharmonic, local music educators and freelance musicians. All members of the band are non-compensated and share a passion for brass band music. The band is a non-profit organization governed by a board of directors.

While sticking to the model of the traditional British band tradition, the band programs all types of music including marches, jazz arrangements, show and movie scores, and orchestral transcriptions.

The band has received numerous honors including first place in the open section of the 2014 and 2015 North American Brass Band Association Championships. The Band moved up into the third section of the 2016 Championships and received third place honors. The OCBB was a feature group at the 2010 Indiana Music Educators Conference. OCBB has acted as host band for the 2015,2016,2017 and 2018 North American Brass Band Association Championships.

Old Crown Brass Band has welcomed guest soloists trumpeter Tim Zimmerman trumpeter Rex Richardson, trombonist Adam Johnson and the Synergy Brass Quintet. The band has also done a joint concert with the award winning Stavanger Brass Band from Norway.

The band has had several conductors through the years, but is currently led by a team of co-conductors who are also playing members of the ensemble. T.J. Faur (cornet), Tony Alessandrini (trombone) are currently serving as co-conductors of the Old Crown Brass Band on a rotating basis. Dr. Dan Tembras (Director of Bands, IPFW) serves as the bandsí Guest Conductor for NABBA events.

Old Crown Brass Band is a member of Arts United of Fort Wayne and the North American Brass Band Association.

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To book the Old Crown Brass Band, contact:

Eric Schweikert

Phone: 260.348.4205

E-mail: ekschweikert@frontier.com  or info.oldcrown@gmail.com