Boston Brass returns to Danville to headline Brass Band Festival in June 

Published 12:05 pm Tuesday, February 22, 2022

The Great American Brass Band Festival is pleased to announce that Boston Brass will headline the 2022 Festival, scheduled June 2-5. The group last performed at the Festival in 2017. They will headline the Great American Picnic on Saturday night and close the Main Stage on Sunday. The band consists of José Sibaja and Jeff Conner on Trumpet, Chris Castellanos on French Horn, Domingo Pagliuca on Trombone, and William Russell on Tuba.

For over 30 years, Boston Brass has set out to establish a one-of-a-kind musical experience. From exciting classical arrangements to burning jazz standards and the best of original brass repertoire, Boston Brass treats audiences to a unique brand of entertainment that captivates all ages.

The ensemble’s lively repartee, touched with humor and personality, bridges the ocean of classical formality to delight audiences with great music and boisterous fun. The philosophy of Boston Brass is to provide audiences with a wide selection of musical styles in unique arrangements while maintaining a friendly and fun atmosphere. The quintet plays to audiences at concert halls, educational institutions, and music festivals, and regularly collaborates with orchestras, concert and marching bands, organists, jazz bands, and a variety of other ensembles.

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The Boston Brass has been featured as educators and performers at the Midwest Band and Orchestra Clinic, World Association for Symphonic Bands and Ensembles, Music Educators National Conference events, American Bandmaster Association Conference, The American Band College, Western International Band Clinic, and at the Texas Bandmasters Association Convention. They have performed in all 50 US states and 30 countries and have conducted masterclasses around the world including sessions and residencies at the Eastman School of Music, The Juilliard School, Shepherd School of Music at Rice University, Peabody Conservatory of Music, University of North Texas, Royal Academy of Music in London, Yong Siew Toh Conservatory at the National University of Singapore, and Mahidol University in Bangkok. Their newest recording ‘Simple Gifts’ features new and exciting classical and jazz arrangements.

Boston Brass is a Yamaha Performing Group and performs exclusively on Yamaha instruments. With shared goals of musical excellence and educational outreach, Boston Brass and Yamaha endeavor to present concerts and masterclasses around the world, including a 2018 tour of major music conservatories in China. For booking information, contact

The Great American Brass Band Festival is a 501c3 non-profit organization founded in 1990. For more information, or sponsorship and donation opportunities, visit