Comprised of some of the finest brass players in Texas, the San Antonio Brass (SAB) has been South Texas's premier brass ensemble for over 30 years. Since its founding in 1982, the SAB has contributed to the cultural life of San Antonio, Bexar County and the state of Texas through its performances and educational programs.
Past SAB projects have included world premieres of new compositions, an album of Christmas music, and collaborations with the Texas Music Educators Association, Children's Chorus of San Antonio, the Cactus Pear Music Festival, the Guadalupe Dance Company and the Jim Cullum Jazz Band. The SAB has presented educational programs including the San Antonio Brass Camp at St. Mary's University and B.E.S.T. (Brass Ensemble Summer Training) as well as participating in the City of San Antonio Neighborhood Arts Program.
The San Antonio Brass Band (SABB) promotes the "British Brass Band" style which consists of many traditional compositions such as marches, classical transcriptions and "pop" literature as well as pieces composed specifically for brass bands and brass band competitions.
In 2018 the SABB competed in its first North American Brass Band Association (NABBA) Championship Contest held on April 6-7 at the Embassy Theatre in Fort Wayne, Indiana. As a result of SABB’s hard work and excellent preparation by conductor Dr. John Carroll, the judges awarded first place to the SABB with a total of 294 points out of 300. Second place was awarded to the Weston Silver Band (2017’s first place winners) from Toronto, and third place honors went to the Dublin Silver Band from Ohio.
The San Antonio Brass is a 501(c)3 not-for-profit organization. Donations supporting the artistic and educational activities of the San Antonio Brass can be sent to:
San Antonio Brass
P.O. Box 2552
San Antonio, TX 78299
For more information on how you can support the San Antonio Brass as a volunteer or a donor, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.