Booking Motor City Brass Band

To book Motor City Brass Band please contact

"I didn't know a brass band could play that!"

This seems to be a fairly standard response the first time someone hears Motor City Brass Band. MCBB is known for bringing an enjoyable and wide ranging musical program to its audience including classical, patriotic, jazz, Broadway, marches, and popular music as well as some of the best pieces written specifically for the brass band.

In addition to a four concert series performances at the Ford Community and Performing Arts Center in Dearborn, MI, MCBB has performed in numerous of venues including the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, DC and Hill Auditorium in Ann Arbor as well as numerous churches and parks in southeast Michigan.

Here are just a few of the programs MCBB has presented recently:

Horns & Hot Dogs
Senior Community Center, Royal Oak


An Armed Forces Salute
Summer Concerts at Central Park, Milford


Saturday Concert Series
St. Kenneth Catholic Church, Plymouth

Home Of Legends
American Overture
Midway March
Hail the Dragon!
That Old Black Magic
An American in Paris
Home Stretch
Hello Detroit
Motown Medley
Gee, Officer Krupke
  Star Spangled Banner
American Heroes
Over There
Midway March
American Salute
Old Black Magic
Duty, Honor, Country
Fanfare For the Common Man
Home Stretch
Gee, Officer Krupke
Liberty Fanfare
American Soldier
Hail the Dragon!
America the Beautiful
Stars & Stripes
God Bless the USA
The Great Escape
Salvation Is Created
Sesquicentennial Fanfare
Fantasia and Fugue
Messiah – Overture
Cause For Celebration
When I Survey
Liberty Fanfare
Going the Distance
Motown Medley Plus One


Coupled with its innovative and enjoyable programming, MCBB brings the unique sound of the British-style brass band to the stage each and every performance to give the audience a truly memorable concert experience.

Motor City Brass Band performing on the
Village Green at Greenfield Village.


You can book MCBB by contacting us at In addition, if you are a non-profit organization and looking for a way to help fund the performance, please consider a Touring Grant. The Arts & Humanities Touring Program, a joint collaboration of the Michigan Humanities Council and Michigan Council for Arts & Cultural Affairs, is a one-stop resource for many organizations looking to hold public arts and culture events. For more information, please visit the Michigan Humanities Touring Program web site.

Motor City Brass Band represents a fresh approach to the honored tradition of the British-style brass band. Under the leadership of Music Director & Conductor Craig Strain, Motor City Brass Band is known for its musicianship and unique niche in the arts community. The 31-member ensemble performs arrangements of a wide variety of musical styles and genres, reaching every generation across southeast Michigan. A subscription series and performances at local events supplement their educational programs, recordings, and national competition. Detroit Free Press has described Motor City Brass Band as a ‘high energy band streaked by a good-time vibe.'