Due to the COVID-19 outbreak,
the Houston Youth Brass Band
will be postponed until Fall semester 2020.

Look for more details on our website over the summer.

Houston Youth Brass Band


Make history by becoming part of the inaugural Houston Youth Brass Band,
the only youth brass band in the Houston metro!
Rehearsal Dates: March 23, 30, April 6, 13, 20

Performance Date: Sunday, April 26

What is a brass band?

A British-style brass band is an ensemble consisting only of players of brass and percussion instruments. Every member of the band plays an important role, with most instruments having only one player per part. The opportunities for technical excitement and lyrical blend available in British-brass band music provide an experience you can’t get in any other ensemble! The culture of the brass band is to make beautiful music, include students at any level of experience and ability, foster a community through music making, and work hard toward musical excellence.

About the Houston Youth Brass Band

The members of the Houston Brass Band and its Music Director, Robert Walp, are passionate about providing opportunities for student musicians in the metro area. In particular, we want to introduce as many brass and percussion students as possible to the excitement, challenge, and fun that is part of the British brass banding tradition. The inaugural Houston Youth Brass Band will be directed by Leo Hernandez, Director of Bands at Lanier Middle School, and Emily McGinnis, former director/coach for the Fountain City Youth Brass Academy. Youth band members will learn traditional British style brass band repertoire and be coached by the adult members of the Houston Brass Band, including opportunities to work one-on-one with these fantastic musicians and sit side-by-side with them in rehearsals and performance.

Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, the Houston Youth Brass Band will be postponed until Fall semester 2020.

If you have any questions please contact Emily McGinnis:


When: Mondays 5:00-6:30

Rehearsal Dates: March 23, 30, April 6, 13, 20

Performance Date: Sunday, April 26 @ 4:00pm

Where: Lanier Middle School (2600 Woodward St., Houston, TX 77098)

Auditions: ALL students in 6th – 12th grade are encouraged to join! We will have informal auditions during rehearsals to match students to the brass band seat best suited for them. The music we perform will be arranged to accommodate all students’ abilities.

Registration: Register by Friday, 3/20.

Fee: $50/student (fee waivers are available)

Questions? email Emily@houstonbrassband.org