Educational & Civic Events

Educational Events

The Lexington Brass Band likes to present Master Classes when it travels, and has done this on a number of occasions. Additionally, the band has sponsored several All-Star groups, including an All-Star Trumpet Choir for Philip Smith’s second appearance with the band, and an Honors Brass Choir for the band’s 10th Anniversary. The band has worked with and presented joint concerts with several local high school bands, including Franklin County HS Band, Tates Creek HS Band, and Edythe Hayes Middle School Band. The band has supported and joined several of these groups in their concerts at KMEA Conferences. Recently the band sponsored a Middle School Honors Brass Choir drawn from all schools in the Greater Lexington area.

Civic Events

Among highlights of the band’s community service events is the Annual Mayor of Lexington’s Tree-lighting Ceremony in Triangle Park, as well as various members playing at Salvation Army kettle sites during the Christmas season. Additionally, the band has played at civic and community events Lexington, Nicholasville, and other area communities. These range from July 4th celebrations, to Rotary Club concerts, to special celebrations in Lexington, Nicholasville, and Frankfort, including in 2005 and 2006 appearances of an ensemble of the band at the Kentucky Historical Society. The band makes guest appearances at the Rotary Club of Lexington, and has played the Annual Dinner of the Lexington Chamber of Commerce.