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Madison Brass Band


With a reputation in the community and among brass bands for innovative and entertaining performances, Madison Brass Band has a long history of entertaining audiences. Bavarian immigrant George Scherer founded the original Madison Brass Band in 1863. Its first members were businessmen, cobblers, cigar-makers, stone-cutters, and a saloon proprietor. Only one member was a professional musician. The band went into remission until 2002 when it was reestablished – since then the Madison Brass Band has become one of southern Wisconsin’s premier musical ensembles, sharing the unique spirit and beauty of the distinctive, mellow British-style brass band sound with a unique early American twist. The 30 piece ensemble has an active performance schedule including concerts and competitions. Most recently, in 2012, the band participated in the North American Brass Band Association Championships for the first time and was named Champions of the Second Section. MBB is directed by music educator and composer Craig Mason who generates a strong synergy throughout the band in every musical genre. Under Craig’s skillful direction the individual talent of even the finest player is often exceeded in context of the ensemble as a whole. Craig’s most sensitive interpretations in both his arrangements and conducting has won the heart of both player and listener alike. Don’t just take our word for it, come out and see for yourself!

Performing Arts Type

  • Music