RS Berkeley is pleased to announce a new partnership, becoming the official instrument provider and sponsor for the Texas based, eleven member, Bayou City Brass Band.
The Bayou City Brass Band combines the influences of jazz, r&b and hip-hop music into one unique sound. When the Bayou City Brass Band was established, they became Houston's first and in many ways mirrored a tradition established over 100 years ago by New Orleans' Olympia Brass Band. Bayou City Brass is expected to play a similar role, but they are not your "traditional" brass band. They pay homage to the traditional New Orleans (second-line) style in many of their shows, but that doesn't define them. They are true to the spirit of their predecessors, but as music has evolved through 100 plus years of varying influences, so has the music of the Bayou City Brass Band.
The band proves through each performance that they have a voice steeped in history. Their shows are dynamic and vibrant in every sense of what music should be about, while also having a style that can only be found in the great state of Texas!
Bayou City Brass Band is led by three-time Grammy award nominee William G. Thomas II. The Band has been the headliner for numerous festivals, and will be headlining the 2018 Bandfolie's Festival in Bessines-sur-gartempe France. They have been seen often at home games for the NBA’s Houston Rockets, and is often the house band for Fox 26 in Houston, Texas.
“The Bayou City Brass Band would like to thank our RS Berkeley Family for entrusting us with their musical instruments. As we share the gift of music locally and internationally, we will inspire others to discover the music they have inside. Since RS Berkeley believes that “A great instrument in the right hands can change the world”, with us “Kickin Brass” with the RS Berkeley brand in hand, that change is definitely inevitable,” mentioned band leader, William Thomas II.
Since 2002, RS Berkeley has been an innovator in musical instrument design, offering a full range of brasswind, woodwind and stringed instruments for all ages and proficiency levels.
Additional information about RS Berkeley can be found by visiting the company’s official website, rsberkeley.com. Learn more about the Bayou City Brass Band by visiting the band’s official website at bayoucitybrassband.com.