About the Band
Cincinnati Brass Band (CBB) was founded in 1993, and organized by William Harvey of Buddy Rogers Music; Director, Anita Cocker-Hunt; and Assistant Director, Drew Cremisio. From humble beginnings, with its first performance at the Tri-County Mall, the CBB has gone on to national prominence. Instrumentation used in the Cincinnati Brass Band is based on the British brass band tradition of mostly conical instruments rather than cylindrical ones. Hence cornets (both Bb and Eb) are used instead of trumpets, and alto horns take the place of French horns. The upper voice is completed with Flügel horns, while the bottom is composed of baritones, euphonia, trombones and tubas. A small percussion section generates additional rhythmic effects.