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Combining brass education, performance, & community, the MABBF offers clinics with world renowned clinicians & performances by the region's top brass bands.
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Planning for Mid-Atlantic Brass Band Festival 2020 is well underway and we couldn't be more excited to announce our featured soloist this year will be one of the finest tuba players in the world- Besson-sponsored artist James Gourlay, and our featured clinician will be Jason Sulliman, creator of the Doc Drone app! If you have not heard James Gourlay play, do yourself a favor and have a listen here then join us Feb 8-9 to hear him perform in person.
For the audience:
Top bands from the East Coast, including the three-time North American Champion, Atlantic Brass Band will be performing some of the most technically challenging, yet entertaining literature of the genre. This is the only venue of its kind to hear this collection of bands and this style of music anywhere in/around NJ. If you are a music aficionado, make plans now to attend!
For the participants:
The solo competition promises to showcase top regional talent with both youth and adult/collegiate categories, offering musicians of all ages the perfect chance to receive valuable feedback on individual playing while providing the opportunity to compete for prizes and the title of MABBF champion!
Attending bands will receive world-class coaching and performance feedback from our internationally renowned clinicians- James Gourlay, Jason Sulliman, and Salvatore Scarpa, as well as the opportunity to perform for a large audience of brass band fans and peers.
Rounding out the weekend will be informative masterclasses presented by James and Jason, as well as Atlantic Brass Band's own Bach-sponsored artist Dr. Bryan Appleby-Wineberg. Great educational opportunities for music teachers, students, and amateur musicians as our clinicians cover cutting-edge brass and percussion pedagogy.
MABBF is quickly becoming the region's annual "must-attend" for brasss band instruction and the best destination to hear the East Coast's top bands perform. Get your tickets today and join us Feb 8-9!
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