Registration is open for the 2022 HBS Early Brass Festival at the Vintage Brass Festival in Northfield, MN.

We have been collaborating with the Vintage Band Festival every three years since 2007 and it is always tremendous fun with bands from all over, plus our HBS conference.

This is a FREE conference, as is the Vintage Band Festival.

Dates for the HBS Early Brass Festival are July 29-31, 2022.

Dates for the Vintage Band Festival are July 28-31, 2022.

Online registration for the HBS EBF is here: 2022 HBS Early Brass Festival Event registration (

Click here for a PDF version of the above registration form.

UPDATED 7/22/2022 Click here for the updated Early Brass Festival schedule.

Click here for more information on the Vintage Band Festival (

NEW 7/18/2022 To view the full program for the Early Brass Festival at the Vintage Band Festival, click here.


UPDATE 9/23/22: Reminder that the call for contributions ends on Friday, Sept. 30.

Romantic Brass in Context
19th century brass instruments in military, church, chamber, opera, and orchestra

Thursday 20 April – Saturday 22 April 2023 in Bern (Switzerland)
Held by Hochschule der Künste Bern (HKB)

The well-established Romantic Brass Symposia in Bern present current research on brass instruments, concentrating on music of the long 19th century (1789–1914). After conferences on the keyed trumpet and the ophicleide, French horns, the materiality of brass instruments, the saxhorn, the conservation of historical brass instruments, and the trombone and acoustics, this sixth edition is open to all brass-related topics, highlighting interaction of brass instruments with their musical contexts. It is held in collaboration with the Historic Brass Society. Keynote addresses will be given by Sandy Coffin, Ignace De Keyser, Trevor Herbert, Sabine Klaus, Arnold Myers, and Anneke Scott.

We call for papers, lecture recitals and concerts with spoken commentary on all topics of brass instruments of the long 19th century, including historically informed performance, style, repertoire, history, and instruments. We expect that presentations will be given live and in person. The official language for the conference is English. Papers and lecture recitals should be no longer than 20 minutes (followed by 10 minutes for discussion); shorter presentations (10’ + 5’ discussion) are equally welcome. Concerts should not exceed 45 minutes. (Details of keyboard instruments will be available on the website).

For more information, click here to view the full announcement.