News & Announcements

Stay up to Date on all of the Exciting Things Happening at IWBC! Do you have news? We'd love to share it! email us at

In Memoriam: Philip Biggs

We are so saddened to learn of the passing of Philip Biggs, a kindred spirit and steadfast supporter of brass playing. A cornet player, Philip Biggs spent 30 years as a performer before beginning a career in promotion, education and marketing. In August 2003 Philip launched The Brass Herald, a five

Read More »

Quilts of Honor Presentation at IWBC 2019

Thursday night at the IWBC 2019 Conference brought a performance by the Athena Brass Band, a group of all-female brass band performers from across the United States, under the direction of Jessica Sneeringer.  The Athena Brass Band was founded in 2003 and has since made appearances at each IWBC Conference,

Read More »

A Caged Bird (2014) – Barbara York

Program Notes on A Caged Bird Scored for trombone (or euphonium) and piano, this piece was not written specifically in response to either the poem by Maya Angelou or that by Paul Dunbar that both refer to “the caged bird”. However, there is no doubt that both poems have inspired my

Read More »