Natural State Brass Band

Natural State Brass Band

On July 1st of 2003, a new musical organization was formed in Little Rock, Arkansas. The group began without a name, but soon came to be known as the Natural State Brass Band. The name is derived from Arkansas being known as the Natural State due to its sheer beauty and the plethora of outdoor events available to its residents year-round.


The Natural State Brass Band is a 32 member British style brass band. Conducted by Russell “Rusty” Morris, the band performs a repertoire that includes selections from all points of the musical compass. A typical NSBB performance will transport the audience from the rural British countryside to the Broadway stage with stops inside a grand ballroom, cathedral or Las Vegas show in between. From the dizzy tempo of a traditional American circus march to the breathtaking peaks and valleys of contemporary brass band literature the ensemble offers the finest performances possible to its audiences. Also featured are some of the finest brass and percussion soloists in Arkansas as well as guest artists from all over the world. In addition to performances in many parts of Arkansas the band has performed in six other states and toured the United Kingdom during June 2010, including an appearance at the British National Brass Band Championships and concerts in several other British cities. The NSBB will be performing in the NABBA Championships in March 2015 in Fort Wayne, Indiana.

Region: Central
Discipline: Music: Chamber Orchestra/Wind Bands
Fees: $3,500
Availability: Year-round
Requirements: PA and sound system, chairs, and adequate stage space and access for set-up

Contact

Rusty Morris
North Little Rock, AR 72116
(501) 920-2539
www.nsbb.org
[email protected]


Natural State Brass Band