Lexington Brass Band was founded in summer 1992 by a group of college brass professors who were interested in the repertoire of the British-style brass band. Ronald Holz and Skip Gray initially served as co-conductors. Other early members were Vincent DiMartino, David Henderson, Louis Bourgois, Dan Brock, John Surgener, Mike West and Dale Warren.
Soon, even more key brass players and music teachers joined the band, including Jim Willett, Terry Magee, Tanya Bromley, H.M. Lewis, Ken Schubert, and husband-and-wife team Don and Karen Grammer. The band gave its first concert in November 1992.
Since then, the ensemble has conducted a regular concert series every season. The concerts have been spread around different locations in Lexington, including Central Christian Church, Singletary Center for the Arts at the University of Kentucky, Lexington Opera House, Calvary Baptist Church and Centenary United Methodist Church.
Numerous brass works have been premiered by Lexington Brass Band, including the American premiere of Aagard-Nielsen’s “Cornet Concerto” and Burgmayer’s “Concert for Tuba.”