River City Brass

Brass at the Movies

We open our season with hits from your favorite blockbuster movies, featuring, of course, the music of John Williams, Danny Elfman and other great cinematic composers. Thrill to the glorious sound of the brass in Star Wars, Jurassic Park, Jaws, Batman, as well as classics, such as Gone with the Wind. The ‘Burgh is featured in Pittsburgh the Movie, played live to video-clips all shot right here in the Steel City.

  • October 3rd, 2024 Carnegie Music Hall, Oakland 7:30 pm
  • October 4th, 2024 Carson Middle School, McCandless 7:30 pm
  • October 5th, 2024 The Palace Theatre, Greensburg 7:30 pm
  • October 9th, 2024 Bethel Park High School, South Hills 7:30 pm
  • October 10th, 2024 Linton Middle School, Penn Hills 7:30 pm
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Salute To Broadway

Broadway and Brass: It just makes sense! Hear your River City Brass bring to life hits from shows such as The Music Man, Mary Poppins, The King and I, Fiddler on the Roof, Chitty-Chitty Bang-Bang, featuring the RCB’s star soloists. You’ll be sure to leave these concerts feeling uplifted by the wonderful music of such a storied musical genre.

  • November 1st, 2024 Carson Middle School, McCandless 7:30 pm
  • November 2nd, 2024 The Palace Theatre, Greensburg 7:30 pm
  • November 5th, 2024 Bethel Park High School, South Hills 7:30 pm
  • November 6th, 2024 Linton Middle School, Penn Hills 7:30 pm
  • November 7th, 2024 Carnegie Music Hall, Oakland 7:30 pm
  • November 9th, 2024 Pasquerilla Performing Arts Center, Johnstown 7:30 pm
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Christmas Brasstacular

Embrace the spirit of Christmas with this seasonal fan favorite! Featuring your holiday favorites, as well as Duke Ellington’s rendition of “The Nutcracker”, arranged with help from famous Pittsburgher, Billy Strayhorn. Bring the whole family along for this holiday tradition you won’t want to miss!

  • December 5th, 2024 Linton Middle School, Penn Hills 7:30 pm
  • December 6th, 2024 Carson Middle School, McCandless 7:30 pm
  • December 7th, 2024 The Palace Theatre, Greensburg 7:30 pm
  • December 10th, 2024 Bethel Park High School, South Hills 7:30 pm
  • December 12th, 2024 Carnegie Music Hall, Oakland 7:30 pm
  • December 21st, 2024 Pasquerilla Performing Arts Center, Johnstown 7:30 pm
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Celtic Connections

Back by popular demand, the River City Brass brings your Celtic favorites to life, along with some connections too! Featuring selections such as How to Train Your Dragon, Play That Country Tuba, Cathcart, Amazing Grace, My Heart will Go, and of course, Danny Boy. The RCB will be joined once more by the Pipes & Drums of Carnegie Mellon University and dancers from the Bell School of Irish Dance. Traditional Highland Dress optional.

  • March 6th, 2025 Linton Middle School, Penn Hills 7:30 pm
  • March 7th, 2025 Carson Middle School, McCandless 7:30 pm
  • March 8th, 2025 The Palace Theatre, Greensburg 7:30 pm
  • March 13th, 2025 Carnegie Music Hall, Oakland 7:30 pm
  • March 16th, 2025 Pasquerilla Performing Arts Center, Johnstown 3:00 pm
  • March 18th, 2025 Bethel Park High School, South Hills 7:30 pm
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Pop goes the Brass!

The pop music of the 60’s and 70’s forms, for many of us, the soundtrack to our lives, so if you remember the Beatles, The Rolling Stones, The Beach Boys, or remember them from your parent’s car radio, then this is the show for you. Experience your River City Brass in hits by Earth Wind and Fire, Sir Elton John, Lionel Richie, Queen and, of course, Liverpool’s Fab Four, Paul, John, George and Ringo. Flared pants and psychedelic T-shirts optional.

  • April 3rd, 2025 Linton Middle School, Penn Hills 7:30 pm
  • April 4th, 2025 Carson Middle School, McCandless 7:30 pm
  • April 5th, 2025 The Palace Theatre, Greensburg 7:30 pm
  • April 8th, 2025 Bethel Park High School, South Hills 7:30 pm
  • April 10th, 2025 Carnegie Music Hall, Oakland 7:30 pm
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Big Band Brass

We will close our season by celebrating the music of the Great Big Bands and their leaders. Selections will include hits from the bands of Glenn Miller, Stan Kenton, Count Basie, as well as some of your favorite big band music from elsewhere. Don’t miss our season closer when we go out with a big band brass bang!

  • May 1st, 2025 Linton Middle School, Penn Hills 7:30 pm
  • May 2nd, 2025 Carson Middle School, McCandless 7:30 pm
  • May 3rd, 2025 The Palace Theatre, Greensburg 7:30 pm
  • May 6th, 2025 Bethel Park High School, South Hills 7:30 pm
  • May 8th, 2025 Carnegie Music Hall, Oakland 7:30 pm
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Book Us!

River City Brass is available to reserve for your next event. Ensembles of 3 to 28 — we can customize the perfect show!