The Rockville Brass Band is dedicated to preserving the tradition of the British brass band. It was founded in 1976, and over the years has gained a reputation as one of the leading amateur bands in the Washington D.C. metropolitan area. The band plays a series of concerts throughout the year at various locations in Rockville and nearby towns. It performs a wide range of music, including military marches, orchestral transcriptions, jazz, blues, and contemporary concert and brass band pieces. Recent selections have included music by Aaron Copland, John Philip Sousa and George Gershwin.