Founded in 1994 and sponsored by Mt. Auburn Presbyterian Church, the Brass Fellowship brings together student, amateur and professional brass musicians from the Greater Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky area. Members of the brass ensemble come from many vocations including music, education, systems, and the law, but all share a passion for music. The Brass Fellowship strives to unearth the rich literature of over 400 years of brass choir music and regularly present it to the public at the highest level of musicianship possible.
About the Conductor: Professor Gary L. Johnston, Conductor of the Brass Fellowhip, is a retired member of the faculty at Northern Kentucky University where he taught courses in electronic and computer music technology, orchestration and music appreciation. He is a trombonist and president of the board of the Cincinnati Community Orchestra, and has performed as trombonist with the Clermont Symphony Orchestra, the Hamilton-Fairfield Symphony Orchestra, the Sounds of Sousa Band, the Nashville and Cincinnati Symphony Orchestras, Northern Kentucky Symphony and Brighton Brass Band. As Trombonist with the Commonwealth Brass Quintet, he recorded a series for National Public Radio (NPR). His advanced work includes conducting study with the late Thomas Shippers. Mr. Johnston is an active composer and arranger.
Rehearsals are normally held at the Mount Auburn Presbyterian Church (directions), 103 William Howard Taft Rd at 6:00 pm on the Sundays noted below. For more information, Email, or call 513 683-8596.
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Trumpet: Nate Banzhof, Alan Camerer, Davis McKinney, Joel Payne, Kate Reed, Matt Specter, Kris Wampler
French Horn: Heidi Rowles, Stewart Jacoby (emeritus), Douglas Jones, Rie Mihara, Danielle Cain
Trombone: David Burch, Robert Coil, Mark Doan, Terrence Hooker, Keith Stewart
Euphonium: Jeffrey Clymer, Thomas Frank
Tuba: Michael Blevins (emeritus), Kevin Cain, Steve Macy
Percussion: Bernard Hemsley, Julie Geiman
Director: Gary Johnston
2016-2017 Rehearsal Schedule
All rehearsals are 6:00 pm-8:30 pm at Mt Auburn Presbyterian Church
October 2, 16, 30
December 4, 11
January 8, 22
February 12, 26
March 5, 19
April 2, 23
May 7, 21
2016-2017 Concert Schedule
- November 12, 2016, 3:00 pm. Concert at Faith United Church of Christ, 6866 Salem Rd, Cincinnati
- November 13, 2016, 10:00 am. Worship Service at Mt Auburn Presbyterian Church
- December 17, 2016, 2:30 pm. Christmas Concert at Lord of Life Lutheran Church, 6329 Tylersville Rd, West Chester OH 45069.
- April 9, 2017, 7:00 pm. Spring Concert at Mt Auburn Presbyterian Church
- June 8, 2017, 7:00 pm. Beer 'n' Brass at Behringer-Crawford Museum, Devou Park.
To be notified of future performances, please visit the Brass Fellowship Facebook page.
For comments on this page, contact Jeffrey Clymer.
For a list of other musical groups in the area, see Cincinnati Performing Arts.
Debut: February 1, 1999. Revision 77. March 26, 2017.