Lancaster British Brass Band

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Saturday, August 7, 7 PM at Saint James or online


Brass Banding

The Lancaster British Brass Band (LBBB) follows the path first laid down in the smoky mill and mining towns of mid-nineteenth-century Britain. Gradually evolving into a fixed instrumentation of 28 players (and one conductor), the brass band flourished under the sponsorship of mill and mine owners bent on “morale and spiritual uplift,” thus laying the groundwork for a later time when the Salvation Army began capitalizing on the success of the bands by establishing brass bands as part of its outreach through music.

For concert programs, brass bands borrow from virtually every musical genre. A typical program consists of transcriptions of the classics, marches, hymns, popular music arrangements, solos and last but not least, original compositions written for the medium. Programs are selected for a balanced presentation that attempts to please a wide range of tastes and interests.

LBBB is currently in its 18th season of music making. Walter Blackburn was the band’s conductor for the initial seven years while Stephen Allen is in his 10th year as music director and conductor. Tonight, Steve Holgate will be wielding the baton.

Concert program

Fanfare and Flourishes, James Curnow
Soli Deo Gloria, William Himes
The Ambassadors, Peter Graham
Hometown Miniatures, Drew Fennell
Nessun Dorma, Puccini arr. Simon Kerwin
Light Walk, Barrie Gott


Intrada Festiva, Stephen Bulla
Daisy Bell, Harry Dacre arr. Gordon Langford
All Things Bright and Beautiful, John Rutter arr. Luc Vertommen
Let’s Face the Music and Dance, Irving Berlin arr. Goff Richards
Amazing Grace, Traditional arr. William Himes
When The Saints Go Marching In, Traditional arr. Goff Richards

2021 Lancaster British Brass Band Personnel

Soprano Cornet
Doug Albert


Solo Cornet
Priscilla King
Curtis Palmer
Gene Clark
Paul Belser
Shawn Small


Second Cornet
Donna Metcalf
Keith Wiley


Third Cornet
Rob Corrao
Tom Benton


Repiano Cornet
Bob Belser


Scott Loose


Tenor Horn
Kristen Albert
Deanna Grager
Lori Groff


John Metcalf
Mark Brumbach


Ryan Kriebel
Bob Woodbridge


Dale Groome
James Erdman


Bass Trombone
Ernie Lightfoot


Bb Tuba
George McBlane
Geoff Davis


Eb Tuba
Cody Messersmith
Michael Parker


Brian Holt
Clem Lichty
Pete Schaeffer
Jeff Thomas