Northwest Brass Festival – March 7, 2020

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.

The Northwest Brass Festival is pleased to welcome Tim Salzman as guest clinician and Douglas Yeo as soloist on bass trombone.

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.
  • Masterclass with the  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.

The Northwest Brass Festival is hosted jointly by Brass Band Northwest, Seattle Pacific University and Common Tone Arts.


  • Members of the Festival Brass, open to any brass player, will work with Doug Yeo in rehearsal and accompany him on “Mr. Nice Guy.” Other music under consideration are Septimi Toni No 2 by Giovanni Gabrieli and Milenburg Joys by Jelly Roll Morten. We always adjust the repertoire to fit […]
  • Timothy Salzman is in his 33nd year at the University of Washington where he serves as Professor of Music/Director of Concert Bands, is conductor of the University Wind Ensemble and teaches students enrolled in the graduate instrumental conducting program. Former graduate wind conducting […]
  • We are especially pleased to welcome back Doug Yeo as soloist. In addition to being a superb musician he is also a great teacher. Recognized worldwide as a leading low brass performer, teacher, scholar, and author, Douglas Yeo was bass trombonist of the Boston Symphony from 1985-2012. Before coming […]
  • Did you enjoy working with Lee and Helen Harrelson at NWBF – 2019? Here is an opportunity to work with them more extensively this summer: […]
  • Helen Harrelson began her playing career on euphonium with the Rotherham Schools Band before progressing to the National Youth Brass Band of Great Britain. She later changed to baritone and was accepted at the Royal Northern College of Music where she studied with James Gourley, Sandy Smith, Steven […]