HIGH BRIDGE BRASS
An American Conical Ensemble
About High Bridge Brass
Distinct from traditional brass quintets, High Bridge Brass performs on instruments usually associated with brass bands—cornets, alto (tenor) horn, euphonium, and tuba. The homogenous timbre created across five octaves enables High Bridge Brass to create a seamless sound that richly bridges the ensemble together.
High Bridge Brass is named for three bridges, among many, called High Bridge. The first spans the Kentucky River near the place of our first performance at the Great American Brass Band Festival in Danville, KY, and connects Nathan’s house in Wilmore to Mark’s farm outside Harrodsburg. The second is the oldest standing bridge in New York City, near Chris Martin’s home. The third is in Virginia, not far from Chris Tiedeman and Hiram. High bridges stand as testaments to humanity’s yearning to connect across deep divides, and our willingness to attempt the impossible toward this end. While we are spread out across the country, High Bridge Brass is drawn together by a shared desire to make music at the highest standards among the company of friends and to connect with audiences in meaningful and intimate performances.