2024 Symposium Day and Full Conference Pass Information

We love Historic Brass, and we love to share what we know - and what we are learning – with anyone who will listen!

As we gather in New York City July 10-13, we invite EVERYONE who shares an interest—whether a new curiosity, latent enthusiasm or absolute passion—about the field of historic brass music to join us for our 4th International Symposium. Whether you wish to attend the full range of events, or just attend one or two concerts or talks, we will be delighted to share our excitement and understanding of the field. Box office information is below.

And we are eager to share with you, so please enjoy a 25% discount by using the code FRIENDSNFAM

SINGLE EVENTS: Tickets and details for single events are available at:

Highlighted 2024 Symposium Events

Make plans to see some of the wonderful events at this year's symposium!

2024 Symposium Final Schedule Now Available!

The official dates for the 2024 Symposium are now July 10-13.
See and download the full schedule here!

4th International HBS Symposium - July 10-13, 2024 in New York City

Registration for the HBS Symposium 2024 is now open. 

See and download the final full schedule here!

The HBS SYMPOSIUM 2024 will take place Wednesday July 10 – Saturday July 13, 2024 in New York City. The event will be centered in the Marjorie S. Deane Little Theatre, 10 West 64 th Street, just steps from Central Park and 1 block from Lincoln Center. This is a state of the art theater with excellent projection and sound, a baby grand piano, comfortable tiered seating, and a variety of other amenities. It is located within the Westside YMCA complex, which also provides a variety of housing options at a reasonable cost.

Our keynote speakers include Sabine Klaus, Peter Holmes and John Wallace. There will be over 35 presentations on a wide range of topics, playing sessions open to all participants, and opportunities to try instruments from attending makers, as well as evening concerts and a tour of the Met Museum instrument collection led by Bradley Strauchen-Scherer on Saturday afternoon.

Registration includes all sessions and concerts, including playing sessions, a tour of the Met Museum collection on Saturday afternoon, and 2 concerts at the Museum on Friday and Saturday evenings. Light refreshments will be available during the breaks as well.

Rates are: General: $250   Students: $150.

Daily rates (available at the door): $55 (General) / $35 (Student). 
Housing: Rooms are available at the group rate through the YMCA by sending an email with the Subject line "The Historic Brass Society Individual Reservation", saying you are attending the Historic Brass Symposium, to both This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. AND This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. You will pay the group rate to the YMCA directly upon check-in.


Session on Researching Women Brass Players Presented by HBS Membership Secretary at the 2024 Music by Women Festival

Mississippi University for Women in Columbus, Mississippi hosted the 7th annual Music by Women Festival in March 2024. Held in Kossen Auditorium in the historic Poindexter Music Hall, built in 1905 and home to the Department of Music, this festival featured three days of performances and lectures. The material presented included one common factor, all research centered gender studies, and all of the pieces performed were by female composers. 

HBS Welcomes Ann Carroll Bundy as Interim General Manager

The Historic Brass Society is happy to welcome our new Interim General Manager to the team. A performer and musical instrument industry specialist, Ann Carroll Bundy is a freelance artist and educator in the Boston area. A veteran of the United States Coast Guard, Ann served as Principal Flute in the U.S.C.G. Band, touring internationally, performing for Presidential inaugurations, in ceremonial work for heads of state, and as a member of the U.S.C.G. Woodwind Quintet.