The first American professional brass band to be organized in over 25 years, River City Brass made its debut in 1981. Since its founding, the band has gained admiration from audiences at home and on the road which led the group to become the most active full-time professional band in America. River City Brass offers a modern evolution of a tradition that was widespread at the turn of the 20th century in this country and is the only year-round professional group of its kind. Click here to learn more about our upcoming season of performances.

About School of Brass

Our Mission: THE RCB School of Brass is dedicated to excellence in music education and improved musical opportunities for all students in grades K-12. The RCB School of Brass aims to provide students with musical skills that may not be obtained in a typical academic setting through an extracurricular program with identified learning outcomes pertaining to each age group.

This program is two semesters long and is in partnership with Penn Hills School District. Classes take place on Saturday mornings at Penn Hills High School in the Band Room.

  • Classes begin September 10, 2022
  • Affordable tuition for all students
  • Scholarships are available
  • Students may progress through the programs and can attend multiple years


Grades Pre K-3

$100 per semester

Learning Outcomes:

  • Proper form while playing an instrument
  • Identify beginner music notation
  • Perform simple melodies and rhythms

Junior Brass Band

Grades 4-7

$150 per semester

Learning Outcomes:

  • Establish advanced instrumental techniques
  • Explore and apply basic concepts of music theory
  • Perform alone and with ensembles

Youth Brass and Woodwind Band

Grades 8-12

$225 per semester

Learning Outcomes:

  • Build upon individual musicianship while performing at an advanced level
  • Perform as a large ensemble
  • Collaborate with peers and instructors





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