Northwest Brass Festival Saturday, March 3, 2018

The Northwest Brass Festival brings internationally recognized masters of brass to Seattle to educate and inspire brass players of all ages. Participants can spend the day with the guest artists who perform and teach.

This year we are pleased to present Peter Bond, trumpeter with the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, John DiCesare, tubist with the Seattle Symphony, and John Falskow, conductor/clinician.

The day offers opportunities to rehearse, perform and listen for all attendees including:

  • Festival Brass Ensemble open to all participants.
  • Brass band clinics throughout the day.
  • Recital performed by a Festival soloist.
  • Festival concert including performances by the Festival Brass Ensemble, Brass Bands and featured soloist.
  • Opportunity to audition instruments and mouthpieces from our vendors.


  • Join Puget Brass as they wrap up their 2017-2018 season with the 8th Annual Bangers & Brass! Enjoy an hour-long concert of British tunes and marches that will be followed by a traditional afternoon tea and a raffle consisting of items from local British businesses. Tickets are $20 (kids 10 […]
  • John DiCesare, principal tubist with the Seattle Symphony Orchestra, will appear at NWBF-2018 for a masterclass/recital. Previously, he was Principal Tuba of the Louisville Orchestra. John has performed with orchestras nationwide, notably the Cleveland Orchestra, Cincinnati Symphony, Philadelphia […]
  • Dr. John Falskow is Director of Instrumental Music at Tacoma Community College, where he has also served as Chair of the Music Department. John conducts the TCC Orchestra, TCC Symphonic Band, and teaches a variety of classes in the music curriculum. In addition to duties at TCC, John is the […]
  • Peter Bond, trumpeter with the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra and dedicated educator will appear as soloist for the Northwest Brass Festival in 2018. A native of Illinois, Mr. Bond earned a degree in Music Education from Western Illinois University with the intention of becoming a high school band […]
  • Brass Band Northwest invites accomplished high school or exceptional middle school musicians to apply to perform as soloist. Jazz or classical styles are welcome. Contact Brass Band Northwest for more information. […]