Hot Horns

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About this Artist

Hot Horns—formerly Bay Street Brassworks—is a vibrant, award-winning, internationally acclaimed and entertaining musical ensemble that regularly travels the United States presenting interactive, educational concerts and master-classes at primary and secondary schools, and universities. Hot Horns is the premiere educational ensemble of its kind. Unique to Hot Horns is its all-inclusive instrumentation and its burnin’ arrangements. Hot Horns incorporates its trademark combinations of various brass, woodwind, and percussion instruments, all performed by six friendly, enthusiastic musicians with backgrounds in education. The group performs various genres of music from classical to jazz, rock to pop and more, thanks to the talents of various arrangers.

The ensemble was originally founded in 1995. Since that time, the group has toured Korea (1999), received first prize at the New York Brass Conference – Brass Quintet Competition (2003), and has worked with Young Audiences in most of the lower 48 states to bring educational concerts to diverse audiences of children at hundreds of schools throughout the country.

Artist Statement

Hot Horns—formerly Bay Street Brassworks—has performed hundreds of educational programs, demonstration concerts, master classes, as well as, individual instructional clinics from coast to coast and is the premiere educational brass ensemble of its kind. The ensemble received the first prize at the New York Brass Conference Brass Quintet Competition in 2003. Founded in 1995, this brass quintet performs in a wide variety of musical genres ranging from Bach to Be-Bop! Bay Street Brassworks’ affiliation with Young Audiences provides both educational and concert opportunities for Maryland students.


"Their choice of music held the attention of teenagers and their commentary created a wonderful learning environment."

Jim, Teacher, Catonsville High

"The children went home and were excited to tell their parents what they saw and heard today."

Brad, Assistant Principal, William Paca/Old Post Road Elementary

"The Most Amazing Concert of My Life!! It was by far the best concert I have ever attended. I still can’t quit whistling your songs. You are true musicians."

Chris, Student, Clearfield Area High School