Spires Brass Band

The Spires Brass Band is a traditional British style brass band.

The Spires Brass Band is a traditional British style brass band. This means that the band uses cornets instead of trumpets, tenor horns instead of French horns, flugelhorn, euphoniums and baritones, and Eb and Bb tubas, as well as percussion.

The band’s name is derived from the Clustered Spires of Frederick, that were immortalized by John Greenleaf Whittier in his poem “Barbara Fritchie.”

The band is incorporated as a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation. Any contributions to the band are tax deductible.

The band is supported by concert gate receipts, grants from the Frederick Arts Council, the Maryland Arts Council, and generous individual donors. The band also receives corporate support from Merrill Lynch and Woodsboro Bank.