Youth Brass Ensemble


Eli Epstein, Director

Learn ensemble playing from Cleveland Orchestra veteran and brass pedagogue, Eli Epstein. With his upbeat, positive approach to music making, Epstein provides experiences that promote high levels of musicianship, enhance brass playing technique, develop listening skills, encourage emotional expression and address interpersonal and performance issues. This fun, energizing ensemble experience is open by audition to high school and middle school brass players.

Rehearsals: Saturdays, 9:30-11:00 AM



Repertoire for YBE covers a variety of genres and can range from works written for brass to arrangements for brass that are adapted from larger orchestral works.

2021-22 Highlights Include:

Ellington, arr. Jarvis: It Don't Mean A Thing if it Ain't Got That Swing

Verdi, arr. Smith: Grand March from Aida

Holst, arr. Singleton: Mars, from The Planets


For Current Students:

2023-2024 Calendar

Complete Schedule


Tuesday, December 19, 2023

Monday, May 20, 2024


  • Attendance is required at all regularly scheduled classes, rehearsals, dress rehearsals, and performances. Students are expected to be ready to begin on-time. Attendance will be taken at the beginning of each session.
  • If you plan on being absent for a rehearsal, please fill out this Attendance Notice Form
  • Read our full attendance policy here: