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Texas Community Music Festival

Saturday, Apri 25, 11:00AM we will be performing at the Texas Community Music Festival at Central Market North. There were wlil be many other great community music groups performing the whole weekend and it is all FREE.

Joint Concert with Salvation Army Divisional Band

The Austin Brass Band invites you to a very special event. On April 25 at 7 pm at Covenant United Methodist Church (4410 Duval Road), the Band will perform a joint concert with the Salvation Army Texas Divisional Band.

British brass brands, after which the Austin Band is modeled, emerged in the United Kingdom in the 1840s and 1850s. Twenty-five years later, the UK Salvation Army began using bands with similar instrumentation in its ministry. 

Since that time, the two musical traditions have run in parallel, often sharing repertoire. This has resulted in a rich cross-fertilization between the two. The April 25 concert gives us an opportunity to bring them back together.

The result will be fireworks! And ... there will be dragons. Come hear them roar! Free Admission.

Salvation Army Texas Divisional Band

About the Austin Brass Band

The Austin Brass Band is a traditional British-style brass band. The group differs from American-style brass ensembles by using cornets, flugelhorns and tenor horns instead of trumpets and French horns. British brass bands also use baritones as well as euphoniums, along with trombones, both Eb and BBb tubas and percussion. This unique instrumentation provides a distinctive sound that is rich, round and mellow. See our About British Brass Bands page to learn more about the instrumentation and history of this type of band.