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Thank you to our 


J. Franklin Dow



Barbara Chinworth


Matt Stout


Sean Breseman


Matt Stout, conductor
Sean Bresemann, condutor
Barbara Chinworth, condutor

The Old Pueblo Brass Band, a British-style brass band, was formed by its members in 1996 under the baton of J. Franklin Dow, director emeritus. After his death in 2001, the ensemble, under conductor Barbara Chinworth, continued to play five or six concerts a year, most of them at senior living facilities or private events. Barbara retired from her role as conductor in 2016, when Matt Stout, a popular local middle and high school music director, stepped onto the podium.

In the British tradition the band consists of 27 players. Instrumentation is 8-10 cornets (including 1 soprano cornet), 1 flugelhorn, 3 tenor horns, 2 baritones, 2 euphoniums, 3 trombones (2 tenors and 1 bass), 4 tubas (2 Eb and 2 Bb) and percussion. No trumpets or French horns here.

​Music written for a British-style Brass Band presents a varied program of traditional tunes, music from Broadway musicals, light classical, fresh original compositions and marches as well as other favorites for your enjoyment.

The British Brass Band appeared first in England in 1815 and is thriving today around the world. At this time, there are two British-style Brass Bands in the state of Arizona, the Salt River Brass in Phoenix and the Old Pueblo Brass Band in Tucson.

For information on current openings, or to inquire about scheduling the Old Pueblo Brass Band for a performance, please fill out our Contact form and a band representative will get back to you.


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