Hear the Pacific
Brass on the following dates:
Everett Combs 5/11/1944 - 10/27/2012
Saturday, Dec 1 the members of the Pacific Brass Band
bade farewell to one of it's longest tenured members.
Everett Combs was remembered fondly in a memorial service
well attended by friends and family. An unusual 'old-school'
gentleman from the Monterey region of California, he
graced us with a crusty exterior, a warm heart, an
impish joy of the young, and a euphonium that sang
in his arms.
With his chair empty, euphonium next to it, the Pacific Brass Band played several
numbers in a salute to his many years of service with the band, and his
devotion to the music he loved.
Rest in peace, Everett - you'll be sorely missed.
Brass is pleased to support "Mr.
Ostenson's Save The Music Drive" in
the Hollister School District. Click
on thru to the Paciffic Brass Band Outreach page
to read more!
History of the Pacific Brass Band of Salinas, California
Brass, (a California non-profit 501(c)3 corporation) is
Band, was founded in 1990 and gave it's first concert
"British-Style" Brass Band is unique in the Western United States,
there being only a very few in Washington, Oregon and California,
except, of course, the Salvation Army bands.
the United Kingdom, Australia, New Zealand, Scandinavia and
there is great interest in the revival of this type of band, with
organized competitions that culminate with National Championships
music, or 'contesting' pieces, are designed to highlight each section's
ability, and have been appropriately described as "fiendishly
It is the highest of honors to place in National Championships!
Brass - a non-contesting band - is comprised of musicians from
San Benito, Santa Clara and Santa Cruz, California counties. Membership
stands at about 30 members.
is approximately the same as current contesting English Brass Bands.
It consists of Eb and Bb Soprano Cornets, Flugelhorns, Eb Tenorhorns,
Bb Tenorhorns (Baritones), Euphoniums, Trombones, Eb and BBb Tubas
and Percussion. All instruments are of a conical bore design, with
the sole exception of the Trombones.
band's repertoire consists of traditional Brass Band literature,
as well as American Folk Songs, Rags, Marches and selections from
popular Musical Theatre. In addition to the Bandmaster's love
literature he has strong desire to aquaint younger musicians with
a genre rarely heard in North America.
more information regarding concert schedules, booking and availability,
contact the Bandmaster!
Howard Miyata, Bandmaster
Brad Gronroos, Associate Bandmaster