The Brass Band of Central Florida, under the music direction of Gareth Pritchard, features central Florida’s finest brass and percussion musicians performing in the British brass band style. BBCF has an active performance schedule of concerts, outreach programs and competitions throughout the United States. This dynamic ensemble has appeared with world class soloists including David Childs, Robert Childs, Steven Mead, Philip Smith and Demondrae Thurman and has won the North American Brass Band Association championship and the U.S. Open Championship four times.
Internationally, BBCF has performed at the British Open Brass Band Championships in Birmingham, England, the Brass on Sundays Gala Concert in Birmingham’s Symphony Hall and, after a record breaking finish in 2011, returned for the third time to the Brass in Concert Championship at Sage, Gateshead in the fall of 2014.
In November of 2014 the BBCF recorded its seventh CD titled “15” marking the band’s 15th Birthday. Previous releases include Brass-A-Peel, ’Tis a Gift, Sing, Sang, Sung, Anniversary, The Most Wonderful Time of the Year and Omnium Gatherum.
The Brass Band of Central Florida is an IRS 501 c (3) tax-exempt and Florida non-profit corporation. The organization’s mission is to promote the British brass band style and sound and to help preserve the long, colorful history of its music.