Do you play a Brass instrument?  Join us for Brassmas!


Brassmas is an event open to ALL brass musicians of any age.  The Triangle Brass Band organization invites any and all brass players to join us in playing Christmas carols prior to our concert on Thursday December 21, 2017 at the Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts in Raleigh, and of course, stick around and listen to our concert!!!  Bring friends and family and enjoy a night of Holiday cheer, as it should be…BRASSY.

Schedule for Thursday December 21, 2017 (tentative)
  • 3:00 – Registration
  • 3:30 – Rehearsal (you MUST bring a music stand)
  • 5:00 – Dinner Break
  • 6:15 – Perform (outside- dress warm) (Lighting is low)
  • 6:30 – Pack Up
  • 7:00 – TBB Concert

Brassmas will be held at the Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts in Raleigh, NC. (2 E South St, Raleigh, NC 27601)

Registration – There will be an area designated for registration at Meymandi Concert Hall.  Only performers/participants are allowed backstage. The front entrance will not be open. The backstage entrance is the only door you can use to enter, where you will be directed to the lobby for registration.  Registration is $15 for adults and $10 for students, and includes a free ticket to the Triangle Brass Band Concert. (Cash / Checks made out to Triangle Brass Band).  Please pre-register using our Registration Form and then follow this link to pay for your registration.  On the ticket site, choose either Student Brassmas Registration or Brassmas Registration – your ticket to the concert is included!

Rehearsal – There is a short rehearsal from 3:30 – 5:00 PM on stage at Meymandi.  You must enter the performers’ security entrance back stage behind Meymandi Hall, where registration will be held.  If we finish rehearsal early, there will be more time for dinner.

Instrument Storage – There will be an area set up to keep instrument cases out of the way of traffic flow.  There will not be room for cases backstage.  You will receive further instructions about this at the event.  You will probably want to store your instruments in your vehicles during the TBB concert (after the Brassmas performance).

Music – We have special arrangements specifically for this event and will provide it at the event only.  It is all sight-readable.  You must turn in the music provided for you at the end of the performance.  Instrumentation: Trumpet, French Horn, Trombone, Baritone/Euphonium, Tuba

What to Wear – Dress casually and have some warm clothes for the performance.  A Santa hat is a fashionable and sensible choice!

Dinner Break – You will have a short amount of time to run across the street and get a bite to eat if you want to.

Parking – It is recommended you use the Performing Arts parking deck on South St. (between Salisbury and McDowell).  There is a fee for parking there.  Walk down Salisbury St. and enter the hall at the backstage security entrance, for registration.

More details may be added here as we get closer to the event.  Please check back…