Massachusetts
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New England Brass Band

The New England Brass Band (NEBB) is the region's premier British-style brass band. NEBB is a 30-piece brass and percussion ensemble, adhering to the instrumentation of the “British Brass Band” tradition. Based in the Boston area, NEBB rehearses weekly in Wilmington, Massachusetts and draws auditioned volunteer players from Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut, New Hampshire, and Maine.

The band was founded in 1988 and incorporated in 1998 as a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization registered in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. The Mission of the New England Brass Band is to create a challenging environment for accomplished musicians, to celebrate and preserve the unique British Brass Band sound, and share the results of our passion with the community through performances, education, and outreach.

The NEBB goals are twofold: 1. Present high quality musical performances throughout the New England area to demonstrate the beauty and uncommon sounds of British Brass music. 2. Provide a challenging setting where selected musicians can continually improve their brass banding abilities.

The NEBB is available for hire from September to early July each season and can perform music across a broad repertoire, including classical, pops, seasonal holiday (Christmas, etc.) appropriate for indoor or (weather permitting) outdoor concerts.

Additional Links: 
NEBB in concert for Downton Abbey fundraiser

I Have Worked With

  • March 2018

    The New England Brass Band was the featured entertainment for the WGBH's "A Masquerade Inspired by Masterpiece's Victoria,Season 2", held on March 10, 2018. The NEBB played three 45-min sets of dance and popular Victorian music for this gala fundraiser. Preparing the program required reasearching a unique program of Victorian music using the Library of Congress, private libraries, and the NEBB's own 800 piece music library. The primary contact at WGBH was Elizabeth Hagyard, Senior Event Producer. 

  • December 2017

    The Preservation Society of Newport County is a non profit that operates the various mansions in and around Newport, RI. Each season, between Thanksgiving and Christmas, the Society hosts "Christmas at the Breakers"; a unique evening of tours, decoration, and music at the Breakers mansion, former home of the Vanderbilts. The New England Brass Band has a featured performer for each of the last three years, including December 2, 2017. The contact at the Society is Ms. Lucy Kinsley, Visitor Experience Manager, The Preservation Society of Newport County, The Breakers, Ochre Point Avenue, Newport, RI 02840. lkinsley@newportmansions.org

  • November 2017

    The Sandwich Arts Alliance hosts a concert series in the Sandwich Ttown hall  thear. On November 17, 2017, the New England Brass performed to a sold out house. The program included classical, pops, and seasonal repertoire. The Sandwich Arts Alliance can be reached at http://www.sandwichartsalliance.org

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Contact Information

First Name: 
Ian
Job Title/Position: 
President
Mailing Address: 
127 Raddin Road
Groton, MA 01450
Physical Address: 
127 Raddin Road
Groton, MA 01450
Last Name: 
Anderson
Phone: 
703-217-5315

About

Profile Type: 
Artist
Primary Discipline: 
Music - Band
Additional Disciplines: 
Music - Band
Music - Orchestral
Year Founded: 
1998
Populations Served: 
Businesses
Elders
General Public
Nonprofits
Institution/Business Type: 
Performing Groups
Activities and Services: 
Performance / Concert / Reading
Events Per Year: 
16
Seasons Active: 
Spring
Fall
Winter
Geographic Reach: 
Multi-State Region

Affiliations and Accomplishments

Professional Associations: 
North American Brass Band Association (NABBA)
Awards: 
2nd Place, Division 2, NABBA 2016
1st Place, Honors Division, NABBA 2006
1st Place, Challenge Division, NABBA 2004

I am a Touring Artist

I am NEST eligible
Technical Requirements: 
Chairs must be provided by venue
Fee Range Minimum: 
$1,500
Fee Range Maximum: 
$4,000
State of Residence: 
Massachusetts
Minimum Number of Performers: 
17
Maximum Number of Performers: 
33