Historic Brass Society [HBS]
- Sarah Deters Richardson
International organization founded in New York in 1988 to offer a forum for the exchange of ideas about the history of brass instruments and their music. Organized by participants in the annual Early Brass Festival (first held in 1985), the HBS is composed of amateur and professional brass musicians and scholars and is concerned with the complete range of brass instruments from ancient times to the present, with a focus on history, the musical literature, and performance practice. The society also aims to bridge the cultural gap between the scholarly music community and musicians who are primarily performers. Since 1989 HBS has published the Historic Brass Society Journal. From 1989 through 2005 it published the Historic Brass Society Newsletter, which was then supplanted by articles published on the society’s website (<www.historicbrass.org>). It also publishes a book series, BUCINA: The Historic Brass Society Series, in collaboration with Pendragon Press....