The UGA Performing Arts Center will present the Georgia Brass Band, the state’s premier British style brass band, Nov. 19 at 3 p.m. in Hodgson Concert Hall. Admission to the concert is free.
Founded in 1999, the Georgia Brass Band is made up of Atlanta-area professional and amateur musicians, all of whom are selected by audition or referral. Joe Johnson serves as music director and conductor. Johnson holds degrees in trumpet performance and music education from the Boston University School for the Arts, and he has performed in concert halls ranging from Boston’s Symphony Hall to London’s Royal Albert Hall.
In addition to concert and festival appearances, the Georgia Brass Band has earned a reputation for excellence through its success at the annual North American Brass Band Association Championships, scoring victories in two different divisions at the competition and establishing itself as one of the finest brass bands in the U.S.