Capital City Brass Band

Sunday, August 19, 2018, from 6 PM – 7:30 PM 

The all-volunteer brass and percussion ensemble that’s inspired by traditional, British-style brass bands was organized in 2001.

Players come from across mid-Michigan and represent a cross-section of the community at large.

Band members recently had the honor of participating at the North American Brass Band Association (NABBA) competition where they won championship honors in the third division.

Conductor James R. Otto Jim Otto has been a public school music teacher for 36 years. He received his Bachelor’s degree from the University of Michigan. After a year as Graduate Assistant to the Michigan Marching Band, Mr. Otto began his career as Director of Bands at Hillsdale Community Schools. While at Hillsdale, he earned his Master’s degree in Brass Winds Performance from the University of Michigan. In 1986 he went to Dearborn Edsel Ford High School where he taught for 15 years. He was Department Chair responsible for overseeing the Music Humanities curriculum and Director of the Marching Band, Jazz Band, Orchestra, Symphony Band and Concert Band. Mr. Otto is currently Director of Bands at Beach Middle School in Chelsea, Associate Director of the Chelsea High School Bands, an adjunct instructor at Albion College teaching Horn and Brass Techniques classes, and conductor of the Capital City Brass Band.

Capital City Brass Band rendition of “Dem Bones”