Since its formation in 1981 the Saskatoon Brass Band has striven to serve the greater Saskatoon community while promoting the British Brass Band tradition.
Makeup and repertoire: Our bands use the standard brass band instrumentation of 25 brass musicians playing Eb and Bb cornets, flugelhorn, Eb alto horns, baritones, euphoniums, tenor and bass trombones, and Eb and Bb basses, plus percussion. The repertoire is very diverse, including marches, classical transcriptions, hymns and other choral works, original brass compositions, rock, jazz, and other musical traditions. Tasks typically taken on by violins or woodwinds in an orchestra are covered by brass, meaning that technical and solistic skills need to be well developed. That musical challenge is what attracts many players to our organization.
Diversity and Development: Saskatoon Brass Band Inc. offers multiple playing environments for players of diverse backgrounds and abilities to both enjoy themselves and develop as musicians and community members. We are always interested in welcoming new players.
Meet the bands …
Saskatoon Brass Band offers a professionally driven playing and performing environment for musicians with a high commitment to playing and pushing themselves and others to the best of their ability. Saskatoon Brass Band performs a diverse range of repertoire.
Bridge City Brass Band is a community-focused band that offers musicians of every level a relaxed playing environment in which to perform and develop skills. BCBB performs in a number of community outreach projects, including collaborations and workshops in schools, concerts in rest homes and for charity events.