Lancaster British Brass Band

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“It was great to work with such a talented group upholding the best of British brass band traditions on the other side of the pond! Cheers!”

Philip Sparke, Composer


Lancaster British Brass Band follows the path first laid down in the smoky mill and mining towns of mid-nineteenth century Britain. Gradually evolving into a fixed instrumentation of 28 players (and 1 conductor), the brass band flourished under the sponsorship of mill and mine owners bent on “morale and spiritual uplift,” thus laying the groundwork for a later time when the Salvation Army began capitalizing on the success of the bands by establishing brass bands as part of their outreach through music.

For concert programs brass bands borrow from virtually every musical genre.  A typical program consists of transcriptions of the classics, marches, hymns, popular music arrangements, solos and, last but not least, original compositions written for the medium. Programs are selected for a balanced presentation that attempts to please a wide range of tastes and interests.

The unique sound quality of Lancaster Brass Band is due to its being composed entirely of brass winds and percussion instruments. The sound of Lancaster British Brass Band has been compared to “one big, magnificent pipe organ.”

“Without a doubt, Lancaster British Brass Band is one of the most musical and nicest ensembles I have ever worked with.”

Dr. Andrew Yozviak, LBBB Conductor

About Us

Lancaster British Brass Band consists of 32 players. It draws its personnel from the four state regions of Pennsylvania, Maryland, Delaware and New Jersey. Originally conceived as a top-level, professional quality ensemble, it includes among its membership professional solo and ensemble players and music teacher/performers. The band members bring years of playing and teaching experience to the organization from such diverse institutions as The United States Marine Band, and the Lancaster, Harrisburg, Reading and York Symphony Orchestras. Many players are currently engaged as teachers in various public and private school venues and in such institutions of higher learning as West Chester, Millersville and Kutztown Universities, Lebanon Valley College, and The University of Delaware.

Meet The Conductor

Dr. Andrew Yozviak is the Director of Bands in the Wells School of Music at West Chester University.  His primary responsibilities include conducting the Wind Ensemble and Chamber Winds as well as teaching graduate conducting classes.  Prior to this appointment, Yozviak served as Visiting Director of Bands at Susquehanna University and taught thirteen years in the Pennsylvania public schools.   Yozviak has earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Music Education from West Chester University of Pennsylvania, a Master of Music Degree in Composition from Indiana University, and a Doctorate of Musical Arts Degree in Wind Conducting from Rutgers University where he studied with William Berz.

Under Yozviak’s leadership, West Chester University ensembles have performed at New York’s Carnegie Hall, Philadelphia’s Kimmel Center and were featured in a performance in the Music Hall of the Chinese National Library as part of the 2018 Beijing International Arts Festival.  Appearances of note have included performances at CBDNA National and Divisional conferences, the 2014 International Trumpet Guild Conference, the 2015 International Horn Society Conference and regular appearances at PMEA and NAfME Conferences.  These ensembles also participate in biannual European tours that have seen performances in festivals and venues in Vienna, Oxford, London, Prague, Nova Rise, Munich, Regensburg, the Mozarteum in Saltzburg, and recent tours of Italy and Germany.

Dr. Yozviak maintains a busy schedule as a guest conductor, adjudicator and clinician throughout the United States and abroad.  His research in the area of eighteenth century Harmoniemusik has produced two modern editions of wind partitas by the Bohemian composer, Antonio Rosetti (1750-1792).  Most recently, Yozviak has completed a transcription for wind dectet of Rosetti’s Concerto for Two Horns (spuriously attributed to Franz Joseph Haydn). 

As a composer, Yozviak has accepted commissions to compose and arrange music in a variety of genres including works for winds, chorus, jazz ensemble, and chamber ensembles. Yozviak’s work as an arranger has yielded more than three hundred marching band shows for high school and university bands, drum and bugle corps and arrangements for NFL Films.  His compositions and arrangements are published by Northeast Music Publications, Center X Productions and his scholarly edition of Antonio Rosetti’s Partita in E-flat is published by Amadeus Verlag, Winterthur, Switzerland.

Dr. Yozviak is a member of the American Bandmasters Association, the College Band Directors National Association, the World Association for Symphonic Bands and Ensembles, the National Band Association, the National Association for Music Education, Pennsylvania Music Educators Association, Pi Kappa Lambda, Phi Beta Mu and Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia.  He is an honorary member of Kappa Kappa Psi fraternity, Tau Beta Sigma sorority and Sigma Alpha sorority.

Meet The Players

  • Soprano Cornet
    • Douglas Albert
  • Solo Cornet
    • Amy Cherry
    • P.C. King
    • Curtis Palmer
    • Gene Clark
  • 2nd Cornet
    • Jason Blome
    • Martin Hinkley
  • 3rd Cornet
    • Nathan Froehlich
    • Dan Kerr
  • Repiano Cornet
    • Bob Belser
  • Flugelhorn
    • Scott Loose
  • Tenor Horn
    • Kris Albert
    • Deanna Grager
    • Lori Groff
  • Trombone
    • Clay Sattazahn
    • Dale Groome
  • Baritone
    • Ryan Kriebel
    • Dana Stinson
  • Euphonium
    • Mark Brumbach
    • Jennifer Jester
  • Bass Trombone
    • Ernie Lightfoot
  • Eb Tuba
    • Mike Lochner
    • Steve Holgate
  • Bb Tuba
    • George McBlane
    • Mike Milnarik
  • Percussion
    • Hudson Smith
    • Adam Clark
    • Brian Holt
    • Kevin Brislin
    • Judson Brill

Board of Directors

  • Robert Belser, President/Treasurer
  • Doug Albert, Vice-President
  • L. Gene Clark, Secretary
  • D. Scott Loose, Librarian

“The LBBB experience provides its audiences with artistry, wonderment, smiles and goosebumps-all essential components of being truly human.”

Doug Albert, Vice President of LBBB


Download Audio Samples

Lux Aurumque (full version) Whitacre, arranged by LBBB member Scott Loose
Let’s Face the Music and Dance (samples) Irving Berlin
Tower Music (sample) Jean-Francois Michel