2013 NABBA 1st Section Champions
Five Lakes Silver Band - Neil Barlow, Director
XXXI CHAMPIONSHIPS - Cincinnati, OH 2013
The Five Lakes Silver Band is an award winning organization committed to the British brass band traditions of providing the highest quality brass band entertainment to our audiences.
- Promote the performance of brass band literature in all segments of the community.
- Maintain the very best standards in musicianship among its members.
- Provide solo performance opportunities for young musicians through Young Musicians Competitions.
- Provide educational experiences for young musicians through music performance.
Board of Directors
|Vice President||Steve Molnar|
|Members at Large||Neil Barlow, Doug Bayne, Mike Fisher, Ken Kroesche, Jeff Markwick, Mary Mullison, Wendell Mullison, Kevin Scollin|
The Five Lakes Silver Band originally started as Oakland Brass Band and was renamed to provide a distinct identify apart from the Oakland University Brass Band. The Oakland Brass Band was founded in 2006 by several local musicians with the desire to provide Detroit area professional and semi-professional musicians with an outlet for expressing their talent through the brass band style and heritage. By October, 2006, a Board of Directors was created, non-profit status was sought for the organization and a list of interested musicians was developed.
In 2013, The Five Lakes Silver Band captured it's first national championship title by taking 1st Place in the 1st Section of the North American Brass Band Association Championships held in Cincinnati, Ohio. The band continues to grow in its popularity, strength of musicianship, and leadership and is emerging as one of the leading brass bands in the country.
Members at Large
The success of the Five Lakes Silver Band, organizationally, depends heavily on the effort of interested and dedicated people behind the scenes. Board Members at Large are those people that help the Board by performing many important business functions necessary to develop and maintain a healthy professional organization.
Members at Large do not have to be musicians. Music lovers and anyone with special talent are welcome. Among the positions that need assistance are: Sales, Marketing, and Logistics.
Should you be gifted and willing to serve in any of these areas, please contact the Personnel Manager by email at personnelmanager@fivelakessilverbandcom.