Brass Band Festival announces 2018 performer line-up

Published 10:28 am Tuesday, February 6, 2018


News release 

The Great American Brass Band Festival has announced its line-up for performers for this year’s event, planned for May 31-June 3. 

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The 29th annual festival will celebrate “Main Street America” this year with its all-American Main Street Parade and the popular Saturday evening picnic. 

“We’re excited about the quality and diversity of the bands this year. There’s something for everybody and they are all excellent performers,” said Dr. John Stroube, GABBF artistic director. 

The Great American Brass Band Festival is a free community event showcasing brass band music through performance and education. The festival preserves brass band music and explores its cultural influences through a variety of programs and presentations, featuring the best brass musicians in the world.

The following are the performers scheduled for the 2018 event: 


100th Army Band, Fort Knox, Kentucky

202nd Army Band, Frankfort, Kentucky

Advocate Brass Band, Danville, Kentucky

American Conical Ensemble, Wilmore, Kentucky

Atlantic Brass Band, Glassboro, New York

Circle City Sidewalk Stompers, Indianapolis, Indiana

DiMartino/Osland Jazz Orchestra, Lexington, Kentucky

Brass Impact, Lexington, Kentucky

Salvation Army New York Staff Band, West Nyack, New York

Saxton’s Cornet Band, Frankfort, Kentucky

Storyville Stompers, New Orleans, Louisiana

Syracuse University Brass Ensemble, Syracuse, New York

Walnut Street Ramblers, Lexington, Kentucky

Stooges Brass Band, New Orleans, Louisiana


Christopher Martin, New York Philharmonic

Christopher Tiedeman, United States Marine Band

Hiram Diaz, United States Marine Band

Matthew Harding, United States Marine Band

Mark Ridenour, Chicago Symphony Orchestra, and 

Wycliffe Gordon, Lexington, Kentucky

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