Our Mission:

Presidio Brass was formed on the premise that music is an integral part of a well-rounded education. When Proposition 13 passed the California state legislature arts budgets were decimated. Presidio set out to bring music to students who would otherwise never know the joys of art music. Staying true to our mission, Presidio offers a free school outreach show with every booking. 


Assemblies:

Presidio offers a wide array of experiences to young students. 

General Assembly
Presidio offers an exciting and engaging show aimed at the entire school population. Students are taken through a performance of repertoire that is informative while still highly entertaining. The central theme for our General Assembly show is to illustrate that, through hard work and dedication, you can make a living by chasing your dreams. 

Music Assembly
For audiences of music students, Presidio offers an educational show aimed at fostering a lifelong passion for making music, even if the students don’t want to pursue music as a career. In additional to musical selections, Presidio members talk about how to garner scholarships, find playing opportunities in their communities, and effective practice strategies.

Young Audiences
Getting students to sign up for band is the first step in developing a love of instrumental music. Presidio offers a slightly shorter show for our young friends that centers around how brass instruments make sound, how the various instruments work, and how enjoyable music can be! 


Seminars:

For music students and school band programs, Presidio offers numerous seminars tailored specifically to the needs of your band program. Leading up to the seminar, Presidio works with the band or music director(s) to craft seminars that will be beneficial to your program.

Topics Include:
Effective Practice Strategies
Chamber Ensemble Skills
Brass Playing "FUN"damentals!
Breathing
Audition Success Strategies
Music Business 101