Channel Islands Yacht Club
United States of America
The Annual Channel Islands Yacht Club -Free Holiday  Concert
by the Ventura British Brass
Tuesday,  7 PM to 9 PM (Bar opens 6 PM)
If you wish to eat please bring a potluck item to share

Let It Snow

A Carol Fantasy

O Holy Night

Hanukkah Festival Lights

White Christmas

Carol of the Bells

Christmas Time is Here

Santa Claus-trophobia


Christmas Fanfare

Christmas Song/Chestnuts

Once in Royal David’s City

The Snowman

Christmas a la Big Band

Christmas Carol Sing-Along:


O Come All Ye Faithful.

Deck the Halls.

Silent Night

Reve Du Noel

Jingle Bells

(encore) Sleigh Ride


A British Brass Band is a unique ensemble with very specific instrumentation. The rich, dark, and mellow tone quality stems from the fact that all the instruments, except the trombones, are conically bored in design (smaller bore at the mouthpiece tube, gradually increasing in size throughout the horn to the bell), permitting the brass band to produce a most distinct and unique sound. Originating in Britain in the 1840’s, they have become very popular throughout Europe and the rest of the world.  Unlike most popular brass ensembles in the United States, our British style brass band has a fixed, standard instrumentation using cornets, not trumpets, and tenor horns, not French horns. Cornets are pitched the same as trumpets, but have the different shaped conical bore, and the tubing is wrapped tighter, making it appear smaller than a standard trumpet. The larger bore gives the cornet a mellower, more lyrical and open sound. Tenor horns are like a smaller euphonium or baritone, and sound like a high baritone rather than the muted noble sound of the French horn.
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