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Joyous Brass is a British style brass band that was organized in the spring of 2001 to provide a unique musical fellowship for Christian brass musicians. Each member is a volunteer and freely gives of his or her time and talent for the ministry of the band. Membership is comprised of musicians from several churches in the Sacramento area.

The mission of Joyous Brass is to be an emissary of Jesus Christ through the performance of spiritually inspired music. It is our prayer that those who listen to the band will understand and be blessed by the message of Godís love through His music.

Concert venues have included Pleasant Grove Community Church, Lincoln Hills Community Church, Sunrise Community Church, Salvation Army Church in Sacramento, Salvation Army Church in Concord, CA and Sacramento First Church of the Nazarene. The band also has participated in Veteranís Day Services at Sunset Lawn Memorial Park and played holiday concerts at the Downtown Plaza in Sacramento and Roseville Galleria.

Joyous Brass has also featured several guest soloists, composers and conductors including Stephen Bulla (Chief Arranger for the Presidentís Own Marine Band and White House Orchestra), Herb Bruce (trombone recording artist and soloist with the Spiritual to the Bone trombone ensemble) and Steve & Barbara Allen.

The band plays a wide variety of music including compositions for brass band, classical transcriptions, gospel, Americana, jazz, traditional hymns, Christian contemporary songs, marches etc.