Florida Brass Heats Up The Sunshine State

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florida_brass_100x100The Florida Brass Drum and Bugle Corps from Lakeland, Florida is hard at work with new music and new events for the 2015 season. Dick Burns arranger and horn instructor is putting the final touch to new music for the corps this spring. The horn line is now learning his arrangement of “Man of La Mancha” and “Impossible Dream” Along with the crowd favorite “Bully” and “Ballyhoo March” medley.

Larry Darch is now writing and teaching the drumline charts along with drum instructor Ron Daw. Mark Daniels continues to be the drum major of The Florida Brass now for 12 years and he hasn’t missed a beat.

During the late spring and summer months the state of Florida is very hot and humid and little if any drum corps, high school band shows or events take place outdoors. The real season of the corps with class starts in the fall and runs through the first day of spring. This is when the temperatures and humidity levels are more comfortable for the crowds and the corps members.


The National Elks Convention will take place on Sunday May 24th at Disney World in Orlando. The Florida Brass Drum and Bugle Corps have been invited to put on their 2015 show in front of thousands that attend this event. This event will kick off the 2015 season for the corps which will lead into the fall with exhibitions at area Florida high school band competitions. High school band competitions have grown in the sunshine state in the last 10 years where they draw hundreds into the stands. The Brass will also march in many parades that are now lined up in November and December for Christmas.

The Florida Brass has now grown to over 50 horns and a fast growing drumline and guard. Members from over 60 drum and bugle corps from across the nation are some of the talent with the Brass. Along with high school and college men and women that make up the corps. Many World Champions from DCI and DCA. If your moving to Florida or just planning on spending the winter seasons in the sunshine state. The Florida Brass invites you to join for a session or be a part of the corps by joining. There is NO drill, just music, fun and a great sound to be part of. The corps gets together twice a month for practice and for more information on the corps please head over to the website at, www.floridabrass.org

Posted by on Friday, March 13th, 2015. Filed under DCA News, FrontPage Feature.