Ozark Mountains British Brass Band Performing at JBU

Siloam Springs, Ark (October 11, 1999) — John Brown University will host the Ozark Mountains British Brass Band as part of its Lyceum series on Sunday, October 24 at 3:00 p.m. The concert will be held in the Cathedral of the Ozarks on the campus of JBU.

The Ozark Mountains British Brass Band was formed in 1995 with help from the North American Brass Band Association and is the first British style brass band in Northwest Arkansas.

Their program at JBU will include varied music selections such as classical transcriptions, original works for brass band, arrangements of popular and show tunes, and music based on hymn tunes.

Members of the band come from a 100-mile radius of Rogers, where they rehearse every Sunday afternoon. Members range in age from 16 to 80, and many of them are music educators or those who have had extensive experience as instrumental performers.

This program is supported, in part, by the Arkansas Arts on Tour Program of the Arkansas Arts Council, an agency of the department of Arkansas History.

The concert is free and open to the public.

Since 1919, John Brown University, a nondenominational Christian university, has provided top-quality, Christ-centered higher education. JBU embraces a three-fold emphasis on educating the "Head, Heart and Hand" of its 1,500 students from 47 states and 33 countries. For ten consecutive years, JBU has been on the John Templeton Foundation Honor Roll of Character Building Colleges. The University has also repeatedly been included in the U.S. News & World Report’s list of top regional colleges and universities.