Lancaster British Brass Band

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Lancaster British Brass Band

Upcoming Concerts

Save the date(s) for spring 2024 and join our mailing list to make sure you never miss a concert!

  • Tuesday, May 14 – Lancaster
  • Saturday, May 18 – Lancaster
  • Sunday, May 19 – Philadelphia

More details to come …

“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

History

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. Tina DiMeglio, 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

Tina DiMeglio is the Associate Director of Bands at the University of South Florida in Tampa, Florida. She conducts the USF Symphonic Band and teaches courses in conducting and music education. She has served as the Music Director of the Tampa Brass Band since 2021, and often works as a clinician and guest conductor for local band programs and honor bands around the nation.

Recently, Dr. DiMeglio conducted the U.S. Army Band “Pershing’s Own” in the nation’s capital as a guest conductor and conducting workshop participant. She won first prize at the Inaugural Frederick Fennell International Conducting Competition, held in Modica, Italy in November 2021. She was a Conducting Fellow in the 2019 Midwest Clinic Reynolds Conducting Institute, and was also a recipient of the 2019 CBDNA Mike Moss Diversity Conducting Fellowship Study Grant. She actively works toward increased diversity and inclusion in the wind band medium, collaborating with composers and artists from historically marginalized communities and mentoring conductors of all genders, and will be presenting at the 2023 Midwest Clinic and 2024 Florida Music Educators Association and Pennsylvania Music Educators Association conferences.

DiMeglio earned a Doctor of Musical Arts (D.M.A.) degree from the University of Miami, where she studied Instrumental Conducting with Dr. Robert Carnochan. She holds a Master of Music Degree in Wind Conducting from West Chester University, where she studied with Dr. Andrew Yozviak, and a bachelor’s degree in music education, clarinet concentration, from Temple University’s Boyer College of Music where she studied clarinet with Paul Demers of the Philadelphia Orchestra and graduated Magna Cum Laude as a member of the academic honors program.

A native of the Philadelphia area, Dr. DiMeglio was a high school band director from 2011 – 2018. She maintains a private lesson studio and performs professionally as a conductor, clinician, and clarinetist. When not teaching or performing, she enjoys spending time with her husband Jonathan and their many rescue animals.  

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

Listen

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