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The Ohio Valley British Brass Band Concert

The Ohio Valley British Brass Band

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The Ohio Valley British Brass Band will present a holiday concert at Redeemer Church on Sunday, December 9, 2012 at 3:00 P.M.

The Ohio Valley British Brass Band was founded in February 1992 by Francis Laws and the late Ed Nickol, and since January 2009 has been under the leadership of music director Michael Gallehue.  The 45-member ensemble is comprised of professional musicians, active as well as retired educators at the secondary and collegiate levels, students, and lay people from the Ohio Valley. The band’s mission is to perform a variety of worthwhile and engaging literature while providing an opportunity for the area’s finest brass players to participate in a quality musical ensemble.

Since its inception the OVBBB has played extensively throughout southwestern Ohio and northern Kentucky, including featured performances with the Cincinnati Pops and Dayton Philharmonic Orchestras.  The OVBBB has also performed for the Ohio Music Education Association Professional Development Conference, the American School Band Directors Association State Convention, and was the keynote performing ensemble at the Wisconsin Brass Band Festival in Oshkosh, Wisconsin.  Over the past twenty years the OVBBB has been joined by guest performers of local, national, and international acclaim, including trumpet virtuoso Allen Vizzuti and John Philip Sousa IV, great grandson of the famous American composer and bandmaster.  The band plays a variety of musical repertoire, appropriate and suitable to its audience—including marches, overtures, show tunes, light classics, popular music, and patriotic selections.

The OVBBB is pleased to once again perform at at Redeemer Church on Sunday, December 9, 2012 at 3:00 P.M. For its program the band has selected music ranging from marches by Stephen Bulla and Harry Alford to a variety of pieces appropriate for the holiday season.  Selections include an energetic overture for brass band, “Il Re di Vapore” by Ferdinand de Binner; Darrol Barry’s arrangement of “When a Child Is Born,” featuring the band’s trombone soloist, Don Jenkins; a setting of “Three Yuletide Carols,” especially written for the OVBBB by staff arranger Tad Stewart; premiere brass band performances of “A Most Wonderful Christmas” and “We Wish You a Mambo Christmas;” and the Gabrieli “Canzon XVI,” arranged for three antiphonal brass choirs.

  Come and enjoy a great afternoon of brass band music.




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2012-2013 OVBBB Performance Schedule

Fall 2012 Schedule:

Saturday, December 8—Concert, Seventh Day Adventist Church, Kettering—7:30 p.m.

Sunday, December 9—Concert, Redeemer Church, Hamilton—3:00 p.m.

Monday, December 10—Concert, Covenant Presbyterian Church, Springfield—7:00 p.m.

2013 Schedule: 

Monday, March 25—Concert w/Centerville H.S. Ensembles, Centerville H.S.—7:00 p.m.

Sunday, April 7—Concert, St. John’s Church, Tipp City—3:00 p.m.

Sunday, April 28—Concert w/Brass Band of Columbus, Fairhaven Church, Centerville— 4:00 p.m.

Monday, May 20—Concert, Otterbein Community Center, Lebanon—7:00 p.m.

Sunday, June 2—Concert, Shawnee Park, Xenia—6:30 p.m.

Friday, June 7—Concert, Church of the Brethren, New Carlisle—7:00 p.m.


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