Entertainment - Education - Community Impact
Rehearsals every Saturday
11am to 1pm
at Rochester Association of Performing Arts 200 W. Ridge Rd. Rochester, NY
(park on theatre side of Ridge Road)
Tom Allen, Director
“When I first heard about The All In Brass Band, I wasn't entirely sure what to expect from it. It sounded like a really cool opportunity, but I wasn't sure if it was going to be like the other youth orchestras that always seemed really demanding to me. After all, my aunt had told me that it was being formed and run by a former member of the Empire Statesmen, a group I didn't know much about but one that seemed pretty prestigious.
Being perfectly honest, when I went to the first rehearsal, I was expecting to be intimidated by all of the fantastic players there, but I was surprised--in a good way of course. The group was small but extremely friendly and welcoming and I immediately felt as though they really wanted me to be there - no questions asked.
As a person who is usually pretty shy around people she doesn't know, it was so encouraging for the fellow trumpet players to be so outgoing to talk to me simply because that is the way they are. Over the months, the band offered me so many opportunities to grow both as a person and trumpeter. In school, I had never really been too ready to volunteer to take solos because of how intimated I was by the whole process. In “All In,” however, I was pushed to try improv in a positive way, and I am so glad I did.
Above all, the reason that the All In Brass Band has been so enjoyable is that it is for the most part an easy-going, fun experience with wonderful people and an incredible mission.”
All In Brass Band News:
During our first year, we have performed at :
We have established a reputation for bringing fun music to uplifting events, and the members of our group have learned about great community causes. We've met some of the most extraordinary people in Rochester.