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.

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.

Upcoming Performances

Sunday, July 13, 2014
5:00 PM concert at a park in Huntington Beach (jointly with the LAPD Pipe Band). Maps, directions, and playlist info are available on the Show Info Page.
Sunday, August 24, 2014
6:00 PM concert at Ganesha Park, Pomona
Sunday, September 14, 2014
2:00 PM concert at the Richard Nixon Library and Birthplace, Yorba Linda
Tuesday, November 25, 2014
7:40 PM performance at The California Club, Laguna Woods
Sunday, December 14, 2014
4:30 PM concert at the Episcopal Church of St. Andrew, Fullerton

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

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 July 12, 2014.