Dallas Brass Band was founded in January 2017 as an outreach project of The Salvation Army, with the organization providing a rehearsal venue and the use of instruments and equipment. The band is based on the British brass band tradition and now consists of over 30 members.
The current band is made up of players from a variety of different musical backgrounds, with many coming out of the Salvation Army banding tradition, as well as a number from institutions such as the University of North Texas, Texas Christian University and University of Texas at Arlington.
During its short existence, the band has already hosted masterclasses with well-known personalities such as Prof. David Childs and Dr. Jonathan Corry and performed at some of Dallas’s most prestigious venues, including the Murchison Hall Performing Arts Center (University of North Texas), Ed Landreth Auditorium (Texas Christian University), Irving Arts Center and Nicholas Martin Hall (Texas Wesleyan University). It has also accompanied international soloists Thomas Hultén (Principal Trombone - Houston Grand Opera), Charlie Green (Britain’s Got Talent finalist) and Elmer Churampi (Trumpet - Dallas Symphony Orchestra).
The band’s current leadership team consists of Principal Conductor David Childs and Resident Conductor Daniel Cook. Its mission is to provide high quality music making to the Dallas Fort Worth Metroplex, and give brass players and percussionists the opportunity to experience a traditional British brass band setting.