Red Wing Brass Band Inc Dba Sheldon Theatre Brass Band

A nonprofit organization

18 donors

The Sheldon Theatre Brass Band was founded in 1989 as the resident performing ensemble at the newly-restored, turn-of-the-century, T. B. Sheldon Theatre in Red Wing, Minnesota. We are currently enjoying our 21st season of music-making. We use the instrumentation of the traditional British-style brass band and play a broad variety of musical styles. In addition to our regular performances at the Sheldon Theatre, we perform at a variety of venues throughout Minnesota and western Wisconsin, and have performed at many brass band festivals throughout the United States including NABBA championships, the Chicago Open, and the Great American Brass Band Festival . We released our fifth compact disc, Black, White & Blue in 2009.



Some highlights of our programming history include: Consistent support for our Sheldon Theatre concerts throughout our history. Spring concert in April. Summer season concert in August. Traditional holiday concerts in November. World premiere performances of new works for brass band by, Internationally-known brass band composers Stephen Bulla and Robert Collinson. American Composers Forum founder Libby Larson. Band members Dr. Glen Newton, Keith Thompson, Steven Ritzenthaler, Milt Hovelson, Harvey Halpaus, and John Mundy. Joint concerts with other artists, Lake Wobegon Brass Band, the second oldest brass band in Minnesota. Carleton Symphony Band, Ronald Rodman, director. Grand Symphonic Winds, an outstanding adult wind band. Concerts that were part of national or international festivals, Peace Gathering Concert, part of the 2007 International Peace Conference in Red Wing. Concerts as part of the 2006 and 2010 Vintage Band Festival in Northfield. Concerts featuring nationally-known musicians, Trombone soloist Thomas Ashworth. Salvation Army composer and conductor William Himes. Organist Katherine Handford. Participation in the North American Brass Band Association (NABBA). Hosting the NABBA competition in Red Wing in 1997, placing second in the championship division. Winning the NABBA Honors Division competition in 1993. Competing in the U.S. Open Brass Band Championships. Hosting a joint rehearsal in 2008 that brought together members of Minnesota’s three brass bands: Sheldon Theatre Brass Band, Lake Wobegon Brass Band, Winona Brass Band


Mission Statement

The Sheldon Theatre Brass Band shall preserve and advance the musical genre of the British brass band. Purpose: To perform repertoire reflecting the brass band medium. To challenge the musicians with diverse repertoire and the highest musical standards. To serve and entertain the community and region through this music medium. To enter brass band competitions as deemed desirable by the board.

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Red Wing Brass Band Inc Dba Sheldon Theatre Brass Band

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365 Oak Hill Dr
Red Wing, MN 55066