The Spires Brass Band is
a traditional British style brass band. This means that the band uses
cornets instead of trumpets, tenor horns instead of French horns, flugelhorn,
euphoniums and baritones, and Eb and Bb tubas, as well as percussion.
The band's name is derived
from the Clustered Spires of Frederick, that were immortalized by John
Greenleaf Whittier in his poem "Barbara Fritchie."
The band is incorporated
as a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation. Any contributions to the band
are tax deductible.
The band is supported by
concert gate receipts, grants from the Frederick Arts Council, the Maryland
Arts Council, and generous individual donors. The band also receives
corporate support from Merrill Lynch and Woodsboro Bank.