THE ED. SERIES     


           

 

MISSION & BIOGRAPHY

Our mission is to provide high quality education and enrichment for aspiring musicians, develop well rounded individuals and allow them to tap into their talent and creativity in underserved communities. 

DuPont Brass is a one-of-a-kind, brass-driven supergroup from the D.C. Metropolitan Area. Originally composed of five music majors from Howard University busking to raise money for tuition during the Christmas season, they've grown to a 9-piece ensemble consisting of brass, a rhythm section, vocalists, and a DJ. Gaining popularity from playing at local Metro stations, DuPont Brass began performing professionally for weddings, banquets, and other private events in the surrounding area.

Thanks to the foundation laid in their earlier years, DuPont Brass has had the opportunity to perform in conjunction with the D.C. Jazz Festival, The Kennedy Center Millennium Stage, and The National Cannabis Festival. Consistently touching the community's hearts with their heartwarming testimony, DuPont Brass has been featured multiple times by WPFW, The Washington Post Newspaper, and The Washington City Paper. Recently, they made their local television debut on WHUT's "DMV the Beat" on PBS.

As they continue their rise to greatness, DuPont Brass has never forgotten their educational roots. Meeting as music students in college, each group member would later become an educator in their own right. As a unit, DuPont Brass has led educational masterclasses across the DMV Area through partnerships with The Washington Performing Arts Society, The MusicianShip, The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, and local schools. Their advocacy for musical academia spans outside the classroom, with school-themed musical releases such as Halftime (2018) and Music Education (2020). Filled with a diverse arsenal of musical styles that they combine and call "Eclectic Soul", DuPont Brass presents a catalog made with every kind of listener in mind.

 

  ENGAGEMENT ACTIVITIES

 

INTERACTIVE LIVE PERFORMANCES

DuPont Brass motivates and encourages student musicianship to take place from an audience perspective. This includes call & response actions and play-along features.

FULL BAND EXP

AGE: 8+ Yrs Old

The full band experiences features a full ensemble including horns (two trumpets/flugelhorn, trombone, and a sousaphone), a rhythm section (guitar, bass, keyboards, and drumset), and vocalists.

NOLA SECONDLINE

AGE: 4-14 Yrs Old

The secondline ensemble takes you through a traditional New Orleans style brass band performance, showcasing brass and marching percussion instruments.

INSTRUMENTAL PETTING ZOO

AGE: 4-8 Yrs Old

DuPont Brass introduces brass and rhythm section instruments by giving them the opportunity to identify, learn, and explore the instrumentation of the ensemble.

WATCH THE BEAT BUILD

AGE: 8+ Yrs Old

DuPont Brass engages and intergrates the audience into their performance by having the audience sing random motifs and melodies that the band will then bring to life with live instrumentation and production tracks on the spot creating a fully immersive experience.

 
 

WORKSHOPS

DuPont Brass members conduct workshops for aspiring student musicians that show an interest in music business/industry skills, production, theory, improvisation, and stage presence.

 
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BUSINESS

Students will dive into understanding how to navigate the music business by gaining knowledge of copyrighting, publishing, entrepreneurship, marketing, branding, etc.

Topics:

  • Careers in Music

  • Publishing

  • Copyrighting

  • Trademarking

  • Starting your own business

  • Owning your content

  • Releasing music​​​​​​​​​​​​​

ARE YOU A NON-PROFIT ORGANIZATION IN MARYLAND?

If so, we have a special grant that you can apply for us to perform at your event!

MSAC TOURING GRANT

The Maryland State Arts Council Touring Grant provides funding to eligible Maryland-based nonprofit organizations to support the presentation of artists listed on the Maryland Performing Artists Touring Roster.

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