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Welcome to the Queen City Brass Band

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 The Queen City Brass Band (QCBB), was established in 1992 and recently celebrated our 21st year.  The band is a community based organization that promotes music in a traditional British brass band style and is based in Charlotte, North Carolina. The  brass band movement grew up from the industrial revolution in Great Britain and  consists entirely of brass instruments with a percussion section. Sections within a band include cornets, horns, baritones, trombones, euphonium's, tubas and percussion – all skillfully lead by musical director or conductor. The format lends itself to a wide range of music from Musicals to Marches, Mozart to Mortimer, Carols to The Classics. 


Queen City Brass Band (QCBB)  performs for various community and private events. Repertoire consist of marches, hymns, original works for brass band, classical transcriptions, jazz, show tunes, movie scores and more. The band is entirely made up of amateur players from the region and practices are held at the Salvation Army Temple Corps. in Charlotte, NC every Monday evening from 7:00 pm- 9:00 pm 

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charlotte' Celtic CElebration concert a huge success

​Myers Park Baptist Church 16th February

The band recently hosted a full afternoon of  "Celtic" themed entertainment with two other Charlotte based groups to a large audience at the Heaton Hall in Myers Park.  QCBB played alongside the World Championship level Irish Dancers of Rince na h'Eirrean and the Pipes and Drums of Ceol na Gael in this first for Charlotte.

An enthusiastic audience enjoyed the three groups performing individual sets in a packed program. However, the highlight of the concert was when the groups combined. First the the two bands played a stirring rendition of Highland Cathedral, with the pipes blending fantastically with the brass, resulting in a standing ovation from the audience. Then the finale of the afternoon the young dancers showed what they could do springing  and clacking to the Lord of the Dance theme as the band and dancers jointly performed the "Cry of the Celts - Victory."  At the end of the concert there was large applause and many requests aslkng if the we would repeat the concert in the near future. 

Click here to watch the Irish Dancers with the band.  There's more music and video of this event on our "Listen" page.

QCBB Play with the ceol na gael irish pipe band

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