River City Youth Brass Band

River City Youth Brass Band Grades 7 to 12 Pittsburgh

Founded in 1986, the River City Youth Brass Band is open to brass and percussion players from Western Pennsylvania, grades 7 through 12. This auditioned ensemble, conducted by Drew Fennell, meets twenty-five times each season for sectional coaching by River City Brass musicians and for full ensemble rehearsal. Students gain valuable musicianship by playing quality music at a very high level. Two or more concerts are staged each year, and participants in the program have the opportunity to hear and play alongside the River City Brass in performance. Between forty and sixty of Western Pennsylvania's most talented young brass and percussion players participate in the River City Youth Brass Band program each semester, and well over one thousand musicians have come through the program in its thirty year history. Listen to some of the RCYBB's recordings here.

Register Today for Fall 2017

Tuition is waived for students enrolled in Pittsburgh Public Schools and Penn Hills School District.


RCYBB Timeline and Calendar

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