History of Golden Gate Brass
The history of the Golden Gate Brass is a tradition of thirty eight years of making exciting music and entertaining audiences throughout the San Francisco Bay Area. The music began in 1977 with an informal concert on a street in downtown San Francisco, five brass players performing Christmas carols and seeing the first five-dollar tip being dropped into the trumpet case. A number of people participated in the ensemble during the early years, but since 1984 the group has been performing before audiences and delighting those audiences with the same roster of well-known and highly skilled Bay Area musicians.
The Musicians of the Golden Gate Brass are drawn from the San Francisco Opera, the Oakland East Bay Symphony, and the Marin Symphony; and reside in locations all around the Bay Area - Berkeley, San Francisco, Larkspur, Oakland, Lafayette.
This group of players creates musical experiences suitable for all age groups, combining exquisite technical command of their instruments with an engaging and lighthearted approach to music and theater. We invite you to find out about our history of making music together, the variety of our musical experience, and when and where we are appearing.