My name is Brad Howland, and I perform as Principal Trombone of the Victoria Symphony along with my other work as a freelance musician. I started Music for Brass.com in 1998 with two goals in mind: (1) help brass musicians find great music for their gigs; (2) provide an educational resource for brass musicians, with a series of articles by professional players.
I recently realized that teachers need more music for younger players. I asked our arrangers and composers what they could do, and they leaped to the challenge! Much of the music we've added lately is excellent for beginner, middle school, and high school-level ensembles.
We have published brass music online for 20 years now, and the catalog has grown to over 500 arrangements that can be immediately downloaded, printed, and played. We carefully inspect our arrangements before posting them, making sure they meet our standards of quality and "playability." Most have also been tested in performance before a variety of audiences.
It can be hard to know what you are going to get when buying music online. We try to make this process as easy as possible by providing pdf samples, difficulty ratings, occasional descriptions, and recorded audio samples (if available, or links to YouTube, SoundCloud, and iTunes).
In the catalog we indicate the instrumentation for each piece and estimate the difficulty level and range. The difficulty levels we use are:
We also offer an unconditional money-back guarantee. Let us know if you are not 100% satisfied with your order and we will refund the full purchase price (we may ask you to sign and return a statement to us confirming that you deleted the downloaded files).
Our catalog is always growing. I hope you enjoy it and find it a useful source of music for brass. I invite you to explore the site, order some music, and have fun!
Principal Trombone, Victoria Symphony