Golden State British Brass Band

Jack Hollander, Musical Director

Who We Are

The Golden State British Brass Band, a non-profit, community organization, was founded in 1996 by Penny Dodd and Norm & Linda Taylor, and endeavors to rehearse, perform, and record music written and arranged in the traditional British Brass Band style. The band attracts its membership from all over the greater Los Angeles, California, USA region.

Here is a list of our musicians. We also have a photo album. Our history is summarized on this page.

Celebrating Our 20th Anniversary

The Golden State British Brass Band celebrated its 20th Anniversary by presenting a concert on Sunday, April 17, at 4:30 P.M., at the St. Andrews Episcopal Church, in Fullerton. (Download the flyer as a PDF.) We performed 3 pieces commissioned by notable composers specifically for this occasion:

Dr. Jorge Garcia, a member of GSBBB, composed a Fanfare for Golden State to commemorate the occasion.

Dr. Rodney Newton, who lives near London, England came over for the event and conducted his composition, Pictures From Yosemite, written for this occasion. This piece depicts 5 places in Yosemite: "El Capitan," "Yosemite Falls and Cooks Meadow," "Cathedral Peak," "The Half Dome by Starlight," and "View from Glacier Point."

Tad Stewart, who is one of the band's favorite composers, came here from Ohio to conduct the piece he wrote for our anniversary, entitled A Celebration Suite. The band also played some of his other pieces on this concert.

Upcoming Performances

Saturday, December 17, 2016
2:30 performance of Christmas Carols at the Rose Tree Cottage, Pasadena

Sunday, December 11, 2016
4:30 PM concert at St. Andrew's Episcopal Church, Fullerton

Our performance history, complete with programs, is listed on our events page, for the curious.

What We Do

The band normally rehearses on the second and fourth Sundays of each month, and performs at various venues 8-10 times annually. See the schedule page for more details, times, and directions.

Clifton & Lightcliffe Band Visit 2010

In August 2010 we were visited by the Clifton & Lightcliffe Band from West Yorkshire, England. Read about the experience.

Schedule and Other Info for Band Members... available here.

For More Info/Demo Tape

For further information about GSBBB please write or call:
Golden State British Brass Band
2070 E. Cienega Ave.
Covina, CA 91724
(626) 339-2414

or send email to Norm & Linda Taylor. A demo CD is also available - contact us.

Listen to Us

Hear the band perform Carmina Burana Fanfare (mp3, 1.4MB) at the CMEA convention in Sacramento in March 2006.

Other Links of Interest...

...have been moved to their own page now.

Tax Number

Contributions to the band (including dues, etc.) can be deducted from your federal and California income. Our (IRS and FTB) non-profit organization ID number is 95-4601145.

This page maintained by Brad Dooley. Send me mail at

Last modified April 28, 2016.