Ba-Da-Boom Brass - A new initiative from Superbrass Music. This collection of 30 original compositions and arrangements has been inspired by the heritage and culture of world and historical brass-related styles. We hope this repertoire will prompt a growing inquisitiveness for brass players of all ages and styles, and was created with a brass club or gathering in mind. Set at a moderate / training band standard, these pieces can be played by a flexi group of mixed brass instruments plus assorted optional percussion. A minimum of 4 brass players is necessary, but the maximum is limitless. All four brass voices have occasional divisi passages; in these instances more texture and harmonic colour is added. In the instance of using just four brass players, playing just the top part in each case will provide a cohesive performance.
Brass bands play a leading role in the cultural life of the city of New Orleans, USA. Playing for ceremonies and celebrations, the band will often head-up a parade and will be followed by the Second Line, a group of celebrants, mourners, singers and dancers that walk / march / dance along to the music. The Band’s in Town begins with a call to attention; informing all present that the parade is about to start.