Penn View Brass Band, an authentic British Style Brass and member of the North American Brass Band Association, is based out of Norristown, PA (Western Philadelphia suburbs) and was formed in 2008 by Jim O'Donnell and John Shaw.
A British-style brass band is a musical ensemble comprising a standardised range of brass and percussion instruments. The modern form of the brass band in the United Kingdom dates back to the 19th century, with a vibrant tradition of competition based around local industry and communities. Bands using the British instrumentation are the most common form of brass band in the United Kingdom, Australia and New Zealand, and are also widespread in continental Europe, Japan and North America.
Penn View Brass Band rehearses weekly on Sunday evenings and performs several concerts throughout the year for various community and private organizations. Our musicians are some of the most experienced and talented brass instrumentalists in the Philadelphia area.
Feel free to check out the rest of our website and listen to some performance clips, see photos and videos of the group in action, and check out our personnel page to meet some of our members.
If you'd like to contact the Penn View Brass Band about having us perform for your organization or event, or if you're an experienced brass musician interested in auditioning for the group, please use our contact form to send us a message. new