Upcoming HBS Events

Historic Brass Society
International Historic Brass Symposium
July 13-16, 2017


New York University
Metropolitan Museum of Art, Musical Instrument Collection

As at the 2012 Symposium in New York, many of the leading early brass performers, scholars, instrument makers, collectors, curators, and educators will be participating in our 2017 HBS International Symposium. Of special note will be the premiere performance of a newly commissioned composition for serpent and ophicleide, a special workshop and period-instrument performance of the music of James Reese Europe and the Harlem Hell Fighters 369th Regimental Band, as well as other performances and many lectures and round-table discussions.

Reports on Past Brass-Related Events

8/7/13 - Jeff Nussbaum has completed a Report on the 2013 Early Brass Festival held in August 2013 in Northfield, Minnesota. The document includes abstracts of the papers presented.

10/17/11 - Douglas Yeo has completed a Report on “Le Serpent sans Sornettes,” a conference held in Paris, 6-7 October 2011. The program is available as well.

2/10/10 - Howard Weiner has completed a Report on the 30th Music Instrument Building Symposium in Blankenburg/Harz.

7/29/09 - Jeff Nussbaum has completed a Report on the 25th Annual Historic Brass Society Early Brass Festival, New London, CT, July 2009.