Photo by John Aird

The Eastern Virginia Brass is dedicated to performing the best of the brass repertoire for audiences. Formal recitals, informal family concerts comprise a mainstay of this ensemble's mission. Just as important are the educational concerts performed to the rave reviews of thousands of school age youngsters from Williamsburg to North Carolina.

The members of the Eastern Virginia Brass are
professional musicians and award-winning
music educators who perform and communicate
the best of the brass repertoire.


Front: Robert Ford, trombone; Marlene Ford, horn; Wendell Banyay, trumpet
Back: David Newcomb, bass trombone; Lawrence Clemens, trumpet

The Eastern Virginia Brass is proud to have been awarded a tour grant from the Virginia Commission for the Arts for the 2015-16 season. There is still grant money available to share the cost of the quintet or trio performances for the 2014-15 season, too. Let us share this funding with you! Call for information at 757-340-6406.

On March 8 hear the EVB at Franklin Baptist Church in Franklin performing music from the sophisticated Duke Ellington to the lush Victor Ewald to a new work based on Civil War bugle calls by Liz Lane. Call: 757-562-5135 for ticket information. This concert is partially funded by a grant from the Virginia Commission for the Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts.

Thomas Joseph's Fanfare for brass quintet, which the Eastern Virginia Brass commissioned and premiered, was reviewed in the October, 2014 issue of Horn Call, the publication of the International Horn Society. To read the review, please click HERE.

Special projects presented with the
assistance of the City of Norfolk
Commission on the Arts and Humanities.