#DFOB18 – Cincinnati Brass Band

Cincinnati Brass Band

The Cincinnati Brass Band was formed in 1993 to provide an opportunity for qualified adult musicians to experience playing traditional British brass band music. The Cincinnati Brass Band members volunteer their time and efforts to share the sound of brass band music to the public throughout the Cincinnati region.

The Cincinnati Brass Band performs approximately 15 concerts per year. Venues include churches, schools, country clubs, festivals, and community concert series programs. A few notable performances include a televised concert for the unveiling of the refurbished historic Tyler-Davidson fountain on Fountain Square in Cincinnati, multiple performances at Cincinnati’s Riverbend and Music Hall venues with Erich Kunzel and the Cincinnati Pops, and an appearance at the Great American Brass Band festival in Danville, Kentucky. The Cincinnati Brass Band was proclaimed as the “Official Brass Band of Cincinnati” by the Mayor of Cincinnati in recognition of their contributions to the musical culture of Cincinnati.

The Cincinnati Brass Band is a member of the North American Brass Band Association (NABBA) which sponsors an annual competition of the member bands from across the U.S. and Canada. The Cincinnati Brass Band entered their first NABBA competition in 1996 and has competed successfully in both the Challenge and Honors sections.

Jon Noworyta

Jon Noworyta is currently a Doctoral Conducting Associate at the College-Conservatory of Music in Cincinnati, OH and the Assistant Conductor of the Cincinnati Chamber Orchestra. He is the former Director of Bands at Wheaton (IL) North High School where he administered and conducted all aspects of the band program and taught music theory and music technology. Under his direction, the Wheaton North Wind Ensemble appeared at local, state, national, and international venues; including the Midwest Band and Orchestra Clinic, the Music for All National Concert Band Festival, Chicago’s Symphony Center, and, most significantly, Carnegie Hall. In the spring of 2013, he guest conducted at the Kennedy Center in Washington DC. He made his professional European orchestral conducting debut in 1996. A Western New York native, Noworyta received his Bachelor of Music Education degree from Baldwin-Wallace College (OH) and his Master of Music Degree from Northwestern University. Noworyta is listed in the Who's Who in America Educator's Edition. He is also a “Grammy nominated” music educator (twice) in the Who Brought You Music? Category. He is a member of the North Tonawanda Fine and Performing Arts Wall of Fame and was the 2013 Community Unit District 200 Outstanding High School Educator.